Amanda loves taking ideas from abstraction to execution. Analyzing a new opportunity, pitching a plan that blends creativity and critical thinking into a compelling story, rallying internal and external partners, and rolling up her sleeves to test and commercialize. She recently returned to the West Coast after a decade in Washington, DC and Hong Kong. Amanda has provided strategic planning, benchmarking, and macroeconomic analysis for private- and public-sector clients on five continents, including a former U.S. President, the CEO of one of Germany’s largest conglomerates, and technology start-ups in emerging markets. While in Hong Kong, she ran ops for the U.S. Consulate General and learned enough Cantonese and Mandarin to keep her in noodles and Tsingtao.