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Consulting Team

Barbara Magnoni

Practice Areas: Strategic planning and business modeling; client-centered business approaches; Evaluation; Microinsurance; Microfinance; Gender

Education: MIA, Columbia University

Languages: Spanish, Italian

She is an international development advisor with over 23 years of international finance and development experience, with a focus on financial services.   She founded two private firms and currently leads EA Consultants after working on Wall Street as an emerging market strategist.  As a consultant, she has advised financial institutions, insurers, and international donors on improving access to inclusive financial services and health financing in the Americas as well as worldwide. With a focus on placing clients at the center of the experience, she has collaborated with banks and insurance companies to design and adapt client-driven insurance products for the bottom of the pyramid. She has also done extensive work providing financial service providers with business and strategic insights. Ms. Magnoni oversees the methodology, analysis, and deliverables on EA's consultancies, and manages the firm's strategic direction.

Jennifer Powers Dorrington

Practice Areas: Financial modeling; Microfinance; Evaluation; Financial Sector Development; Gender

Education: MIA, Columbia University

Languages: Spanish

Ms. Powers Dorrington manages the Access to Finance practice at EA Consultants, where she focuses on the interaction between financial services and new market opportunities. She has lead evaluations of new financial products designed to fill market gaps, including lack of financial access for women, rural areas, and very small businesses. Prior to EA, Ms. Powers Dorrington worked at Deutsche Bank Social Investments, where she helped structure financing for social ventures.

Coralie Martin

Practice Areas: Climate insurance, small savings, microinsurance, financial modeling, sustainable business models and knowledge management.

Education: MIA, Columbia University; MA, Sciences Po, Paris

Languages: French, basic Spanish

Ms. Martin has extensive experience in finance and project management. She started her career as a financial auditor at KPMG in Paris, before taking on the role of Regional Manager for Asia Pacific for a multinational company based in Hong Kong. Her more recent work focuses on financial inclusion, and the development of financial instruments and tools to mitigate the effects of climate change. At EA Consultants, she has contributed to various studies aimed at addressing the needs of vulnerable populations through market-based solutions, with a strong concentration in climate insurance. 

Elisabeth Burgess

 

Practice Areas: institutional strengthening; financial education; microinsurance

Education: MA, Tufts University

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese

Ms. Burgess has over 10 years of experience in financial services in an international development setting. At EA, she has lead monitoring and evaluation and market research studies of various pro-poor financial services. Ms. Burgess has also taken lead roles developing training materials and financial education workshops for the management and staff of financial service providers. Prior to working at EA, Ms. Burgess led evaluations, product design research, and project management for microinsurance products across the world as an independent consultant.

 

Danielle Sobol

Practice Areas: qualitative and quantitative research; process evaluation; market analysis

Education: MPA in Development Practice, Columbia University

Languages: Swahili, Hebrew

Ms. Sobol is a Research Associate at EA Consultants and runs the Mobile Data Unit. She has 10 years of research and project management experience in a wide range of disciplines including quantitative and qualitative international development and anthropological research, basic science and clinical research, and market analysis. Danielle manages field work and data analytics for EA projects, with a specific focus on Africa, Asia, and U.S. financial inclusion initiatives.