VP/Global Markets Risk Management @ Bank of America
President and CEO @ From July 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Overland Park, KansasExecutive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO @ As the President's second in command, I provide leadership and vision for the Center and direction to organization-wide strategic and annual planning, priority-setting and decision-making. As a thought leader, problem-solver, planning and facilitator,
President and CEO @ From July 2014 to Present (1 year 4 months) Overland Park, KansasExecutive Vice President/Chief Operating Officer and Acting CEO @ As the President's second in command, I provide leadership and vision for the Center and direction to organization-wide strategic and annual planning, priority-setting and decision-making. As a thought leader, problem-solver, planning and facilitator, I focus internally on the operations of the Center, the success of all programs and the interdepartmental coordination of cross-institutional initiatives.
Reporting to the President, I manage the Center's development and communications teams, as well as internal operationals, including finance, human resources, administration and information technology, as well as the Center's growth through strategic and annual planning.
The Center currently has a budget of approximately $20 million and a workforce of 125 in six offices. From June 2008 to June 2014 (6 years 1 month) VP/Global Markets Risk Management @ • Undertook periodic and annual credit reviews on a portfolio of 50 hedge fund managers, with a total of more than 250 underlying funds.
• Negotiated trading terms under an ISDA/CSA, MRA/GMRA and Give-Up Agreements.
• Approved and provided initial margin on trades for all hedge funds in my portfolio, including repo and CDS positions on a broad spectrum of underlying assets, interest rate swaps/swaptions and equity swaps. From September 2006 to May 2008 (1 year 9 months) Consulting Senior Policy Director @ • Advised on development issues, including strengthening fundraising efforts with U.S. and multilateral donor agencies, Board members, private foundations, corporations and individuals.
• Facilitated initial strategic planning efforts, including conducting a SWOT analysis and drafting a preliminary strategic plan.
• Advised on governance issues, including Board recruitment, increasing professional staff and broadening cooperation with strategic partners.
• Drafted and edited marketing materials, including fundraising letters, newsletters and website content. From April 2005 to June 2005 (3 months) Managing Director @ • Oversaw financial management and operations of $10 million international development organization.
• Oversaw new global program development, including defining scopes of work and securing funding sources.
• Oversaw program activity in Asia, including Indonesia, Afghanistan, Thailand, the Philippines and India; responsible for developing new funding sources in the region.
• Managed funding relationships with Government, foundations, corporations and individual donors.
• Oversaw all administrative functions of the organization, including human resources, facilities management and contract negotiations with funders and all service providers.
• Managed all special projects related to finance and administration, including compensation and benefits review, policies and procedures reviews and investment vehicles for endowed funds. From July 2002 to June 2004 (2 years) Regional Director for Asia/Chief of Party for Indonesia @ • Opened FSVC’s first office in Asia and served as Chief of Party on a USAID-funded financial sector technical assistance program.
• Secured funding for FSVC programs in Asia from U.S. bilateral and multilateral donor agencies and Indonesian commercial banks totaling $3 million.
• Researched and developed technical assistance projects for Indonesian counterparts, including Bank Indonesia, the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency, the Indonesian Supreme Audit Agency, the Ministry of Finance, the Jakarta Stock Exchange and Bank Mandiri.
• Liaised with Indonesian financial sector clients, the U.S. Embassy, USAID, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other donors to coordinate technical assistance efforts and ensure complementary programs and maximum impact for Indonesian clients.
• Implemented 15 – 20 in-country projects annually.
• Funded and managed financial projects in Thailand, the Philippines and India. From July 2000 to June 2002 (2 years) Director of Finance and Administration @ • Managed a $5 million annual budget, comprised of funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, private foundations and corporations; responsibilities included preparing and negotiating all budgets, overseeing the annual financial and A-133 audits, preparing monthly financial reports for the Board, and approving all project and administrative expenses at headquarters and in seven field offices.
• Negotiated a NICRA (Negotiated Indirect Cost Rate Agreement) with USAID for all FSVC grants and cooperative agreements.
• Negotiated grant terms and oversaw the organization’s compliance with funder requirements.
• Initiated organization-wide IT improvements, including installation of a LAN, upgrade to a relational database (Access) and the development of a website.
• Supervised FSVC’s financial, administrative and IT staff.
• Oversaw all administrative matters, such as employee benefits, facility management and registration of all overseas offices. From July 1997 to June 2000 (3 years) Chief Financial and Operating Officer @ • Managed a $4 million annual budget, comprised of funding from the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), private foundations and corporations.
• Negotiated a first-time, $250,000 credit facility to stabilize the Foundation’s cash flow.
• Supervised the annual financial and U.S. Government (A-133) audits.
• Oversaw all personnel and administrative matters, including managing a staff of 40 in 3 countries.
• Served as Project Director for two USAID programs, with budgets totaling $4.5 million, which promoted the development of sustainable non-profit sectors in the Czech Republic and Slovakia. From October 1995 to July 1997 (1 year 10 months) Field Officer and Grants Officer @ Field Officer Tirana, Albania
• Organized and managed an 1800-observer domestic monitoring effort for the national constitutional referendum.
• Provided technical assistance in the areas of management, policy and activity implementation to NDI’s subgrantee, The Society for Democratic Culture.
• Met regularly with leaders of all of the major Albanian political parties, leading journalists and members of the American and international communities to discuss proposals and ongoing projects.
• Negotiated and managed grants to civic organizations in 20 countries totaling more than $2.5 million.
• Provided on-site financial and management training to recipient organizations in Eastern Europe and Africa, including preparation for a U.S. government audit.
• Drafted program and subgrantee budgets and wrote reports detailing the status and progress of each of the recipient organizations. From October 1993 to February 1995 (1 year 5 months)
MA, International Relations @ Yale University From 1991 to 1993 AB, Political Science @ College of the Holy Cross From 1985 to 1989 Laura McQuade is skilled in: Strategic Partnerships, Proposal Writing, Program Management, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Strategy, Strategic Planning, International..., Fundraising, Leadership, Management, Policy
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