Jesse Grainger

Director, Strategy and Partnerships, Agora Partnerships

After working on a variety of international development projects in Africa during his undergraduate studies ranging from educational initiatives to aid distribution, Jesse was hired as a marketing consultant for a small-business development project called Africa B2B that extended mid-range loans to companies in Uganda. It was here where he discovered the importance of SGB growth to international development efforts. After attending graduate school at UNC-Chapel Hill for Journalism & Mass Communication and working as a social media specialist at a record label, Jesse joined the staff of Agora Partnerships as the Director of Marketing and Communications.