Courtland WalkerPartner, Head of Products & Partnerships

    Courtland joined DWM in 2008 and is responsible for product development and related partner engagement. Past responsibilities have included investment monitoring, transaction management, macroeconomic, currency, and credit analysis, fund structuring and financial modeling. His product launch experience includes the DWM Microfinance Fund, the DWM Microfinance Equity Fund, the Daiwa Microfinance Fund, the Inclusive Finance Equity Fund II, the Actiam Institutional Microfinance Fund III, and the ORCA (Off-Grid, Renewable and Climate Action) Impact Note.

    Prior to joining DWM, Courtland was a Research Analyst in the Development through Enterprise Group at the World Resources Institute in Washington, D.C. He is a co-author of “The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and Business Strategy at the Base of the Pyramid”, a joint report with the International Finance Corporation, analyzing spending in low-income market segments in developing countries and strategies for business engagement across development-related sectors.

    Courtland has a BA in Economics, cum laude, from Harvard University, and an MBA, with honors, from Columbia University. He speaks fluent French.