WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The QED Group, LLC, a leading international development firm specializing in monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management, has hired Byron Radcliffe to serve in the newly created position of vice president of new business. Mr. Radcliffe has worked for more than 30 years in the development and finance fields, in both the for-profit and non-profit sectors. Mr. Radcliffe is also a well-known member of several international development associations, currently serving on the Society for International Development's board of directors and the InsideNGO advisory council.
"The field of international development is changing rapidly. Service providers must keep pace with this change by establishing close partnerships with donors and recipients to understand and meet their needs and by capitalizing on the lessons learned from their project experience. I am excited to join The QED Group because they understand this commitment to partnership and innovation and have applied it to their work in the areas of Monitoring and Evaluation, Knowledge Management and program support. I look forward to bringing my expertise in business development and program management to help them to expand their reach and impact," said Mr. Radcliffe.
Most recently, Mr. Radcliffe served as senior vice president for business development at Management Systems International (MSI), where he oversaw organization-wide strategic development initiatives. Prior to his time at MSI, he worked for the Academy for Educational Development (AED) for 16 years as senior vice president and chief compliance officer, and senior vice president and director of development and planning, among other roles. At AED, he acted as chief business developer and lead negotiator to organizations such as the United States Agency for International Development, World Bank, International Monetary Fund, the U.K. Department for International Development, Asian Development Bank as well as various foreign governments.
Mr. Radcliffe holds a masters of arts in international affairs from Washington University in St. Louis and a bachelors of science in finance from Central Missouri State University.QED is a full-service monitoring and evaluation and knowledge management firm helping clients to rigorously assess performance, identify lessons learned and disseminate knowledge to improve future programming. QED has delivered services in 90 countries to clients such as USAID, the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the U.K. Department for International Development. To learn more about QED, visit www.qedgroupllc.com. Media Contact: Liz Eddy, +1-202-521-1900 SOURCE The QED Group, LLC