Joanna has extensive experience in the international development sector, including stabilization, local economic development and security sector reform. As COO of Valar, she has oversight of operations, human resources and administration. She ensures close collaboration and efficiency across support priorities and activities. Prior to her role, she served as the CEO for a workforce development company spearheading the development, coordination and monitoring of global programs for the energy sector, UK FCDO, the US Agency for International Development, the US Department of Defense, the US State Department and the Millennium Challenge Corporation. Previously, Joanna was a senior executive at a $1.5 Billion publicly traded company with hands-on experience in administration, finance, M&A due diligence/transactions, joint venture partnerships, budgeting, contract negotiation and project management.