Chris Strausz-Clark leads 3SI’s consulting practice. He provides strategic counsel, program analytics, and data management to philanthropic, not-for-profit, and government clients.

Chris’ experience combines a decade in philanthropy with a background in business, finance, and investing. Prior to founding his consulting practice in 2009, Chris spent six years at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. During his tenure, he supported Education and Early Learning Initiatives, leading financial planning and analysis of an $800 million K-12 and early learning strategy. Chris also managed financial planning and analysis for the $2 billion Global Development Program and led a program team in developing a strategy for the Global Libraries program, which represented $100 million in grants to Eastern Europe and Southeast Asian governments.

Chris began using business intelligence to drive decision-making as an equity analyst and portfolio manager for Trillium Asset Management, the oldest independent socially responsible investment management firm in the United States. Early in his career, Chris worked in corporate business planning, finance, and marketing in Paris, Johannesburg, and New York City.

Chris holds an MBA from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill; a Master of Public Policy from Duke University; and a BA from Davidson College.