Michael Best is pleased to announce that Desmond Hunte has joined Michael Best Strategies as Senior Director of Operations.
“We’re very pleased to add Desmond to our growing team at Michael Best Strategies,” said Rob Marchant, President of Michael Best Strategies. “Desmond has led key business initiatives within mission-driven organizations that were committed to excellent customer service. As we continue to expand our operations across the country, Desmond’s experience leading business operations will be a great asset to our senior leadership team.”
Prior to joining Michael Best Strategies, Hunte spent four years as a strategy, performance and knowledge management strategist at the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Geneva, Switzerland. Prior to joining the Global Fund, he was at Wells Fargo Bank from 2002 to 2014. Prior to leaving the organization, he served as Vice President of Strategy with responsibility for strategic planning, product development, market analytics & sales support in Columbia, MD.
While at the Global Fund, Hunte managed the operational delivery of the audit and investigations group, which provided oversight of more than $14 billion worth in grants in 120+ countries. He served as a liaison between executives, staff and external clients to manage and implement the strategic programming, provide oversight of internal operational performance, and optimize the group’s cultural environment. Additionally, he advised the Inspector General and senior management on key administrative operational and financial activities.
“Desmond is a trusted business voice and has a sterling reputation in the market,” said Denise Bode, partner at Michael Best Strategies and Office Lead of the Washington D.C. office. “His addition will ensure a positive and efficient working culture, as we look to help our clients leverage our contacts and business expertise across the United States.”
Hunte received his B.A. and M.S. from Wake Forest University.