(c) 2017 by Andrea E. Stumpf

WHO

Andrea E. Stumpf,
partnership advisor 
with a legal background

Here is what the practice of structuring international partnership programs takes and what I bring:

•        Years as a lawyer with complex, multi-party drafting and negotiating experience.

•        A business mindset with practical understandings of how partnership governance works.

•        Extensive experience with upstream funding vehicles, like full trustee and pass-through trust funds.

•        Extensive experience with downstream funding operations, like loans and grants.

•        The ability to move smoothly from conceptualization to documentation to implementation.

•        A consistent focus on results and closure, always thinking ahead to operationalizing.

•        Adaptability to specific contexts through dynamic interaction with clients and partners.

•        Creative thinking and innovative approaches that make solutions out of problems.

•        Unflagging attention to detail coupled with broad perspectives and big picture understandings.

•        A knack for clear articulations of common ground among partners and constructive mechanisms to reach results.

•        An understanding of different roles, like trustee, secretariat, decider, implementer, etc. that lets design be modular.

•        An understanding of financial / fiduciary aspects, like fees, costs, fund use, procurement, conflicts, safeguards, etc. 

•        A honed lens to troubleshoot reputational, legal and other risks, and then find and design mitigations.

 

Are you a true believer in the benefits of inclusive collaboration and the synergies of structured partnerships? I am.

After 13 years as a transactional lawyer in the private sector with international law firms and international telecom companies, and 13 years as a partnership lawyer in international development with the World Bank, I am setting out on my own.