Mark Pedersen is a Senior Communications Manager in DAI’s Sustainable Business Group where he leads communications on the Mastercard Strive USA project, which is focused on helping small businesses in the United States grow and build resilience.

Mark has over fifteen years of experience working in the social impact and international development sectors in senior roles that have spanned communications, strategy, entrepreneurship, and financial inclusion, both in the United States and internationally.

Prior to joining DAI, Mark led global strategic communications at Dalberg, a leading social impact advisory firm with 30+ offices around the world. Mark also worked as a project manager at Dalberg where he led strategy projects focused on social impact for mission-driven organizations around the world.

Before joining Dalberg Mark co-founded a for-profit social enterprise based in Latin America that develops and deploys mobile technology designed specifically for small shopkeepers in emerging markets. Mark helped grow the company from a concept into a global firm that today operates in multiple countries. Prior to co-founding his start-up Mark was a management consultant at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte) where he worked on a range of strategy and marketing projects for leading global corporations.



Victoria Brown

Victoria Brown is a Senior Director for Programs and Implementation with DAI’s Sustainable Business Group, leading our work on the Mastercard Strive USA program.

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