Eric Bergthold is an international development professional with more than 20 years of project and business development experience in over 15 countries in Africa, Asia, and Eastern Europe, including 9 years’ resident experience in Japan, Eritrea, Ukraine, Cambodia and Indonesia. He has extensive experience managing and implementing international projects for donors such as USAID, Danida, the World Bank, UNDP, Chevron and Government-funded grants and contracts. He has proven business development experience including capture planning, business intelligence, proposal management, recruiting and technical writing and played key roles in securing over $500m in federal awards and nearly $5m in non-federal awards. Through his work, he has communicated and collaborated with high-level government actors, multilateral and bilateral donors, civil society leaders, universities, private companies, and others on policy development and project implementation. His international research experience includes organizing and leading research assessments, preparing survey instruments, managing research teams, collecting, cleaning and analyzing data and writing technical reports. He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Eritrea from 1995-1997 and an English language teacher in Japan from 1992-1994. He has a M.A. in Applied Anthropology with a focus on Community, Health and Development.