Ian is a Manager in Mission Throttle’s Advisory Services practice, committed to providing innovative and pragmatic solutions to enhance the efficiency and impact of mission-driven organizations. During his time at Mission Throttle, Ian has worked across a range of impact sectors, including but not limited to behavioral health, microfinance, entrepreneurship, early childhood education, workforce development, recidivism, and education technology. His work has focused on financial analysis, strategic business plan development, and client engagement.
Prior to joining Mission Throttle, Ian completed a dual MBA/MS degree at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and the School of Natural Resources and the Environment through the Erb Institute for Global, Sustainable Enterprise. His graduate studies focused on developing innovative financing to drive social and environmental impact and leveraging cognitive psychology to promote environmentally responsible behavior change. Throughout his studies, Ian worked with a Detroit aquaponics social enterprise and a start-up impact investing firm focused on boosting yield and empowering smallholder Peruvian coffee farmers. He was a member of Detroit Revitalization and Business, Net Impact, and was a founding member of the Business Impact Group. Ian also worked in several roles for the University of Michigan Athletic Department, including fund development and orchestrating one of the first Zero Waste NCAA Championships in the country.
Ian received his BA in English literature with distinction from the University of Michigan. Following his time as a student-athlete on the Michigan Men’s Gymnastics team, he competed internationally for the Irish Senior National Team and developed a partnership promoting and competing for Mikey’s Way Foundation, a Connecticut-based non-profit supporting pediatric cancer patients.