Will Ridlehoover


Deputy Director, Business Development and Program Delivery

As a Deputy Director, Will oversees the Business Development and Program Delivery teams at 3ie. He provides strategic leadership in the areas of program and partnership development, cost-recovery, program management, and compliance. Will works to ensure that the organization's impact, growth and financial sustainability are front and center of all new and existing programs.

Having managed complex international development programming and small business for over 10 years, Will supports 3ie leaders and associates in expanding the organization's footprint across a broad portfolio of funders and partners. He brings a unique combination of implementation, business, and research experience that is well aligned with 3ie's commitment to both policy impact and rigor.

Prior to joining 3ie, Will worked for a number of organizations in the United States, Panamá, and Colombia, including the Outward Bound School, Peace Corps, the UNDP GEF Small Grants Programme, El Motete Marketplace and Fundación Escuela Nueva. He also has experience teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics at an international baccalaureate school.

Will holds a BA in Environmental Science from the University of Montana, and an MA in Educational Planning, Economics, and International Development from the Institute of Education at University College London.