Jessa Blades

Managing Director

Jessa is a Managing Director overseeing's U.S. portfolio of work, which focuses on supporting families with young children who are impacted by structural inequity across America. She acts as vision mapper, team builder, partner evangelizer, and design catalyzer.

Before joining, Jessa was a Business Designer at IDEO where she worked at the intersection of strategy, service, and organizational design. She has helped build an affordable and scalable school model in Peru, prototyped business models for consumer health products in Indonesia, and created paths to market for textile producers in Ethiopia.

Jessa has a background in nonprofit strategy consulting and entrepreneurship, has worked in Addis Ababa, London, and Vancouver, and holds an MBA from the University of Toronto's Rotman School of Management.

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