Laura McQuade is a multi-level C-Suite visionary leader holding positions as CEO, COO, and CFO. She has a proven track record in re-envisioning and transforming organizations across many sectors, most recently in change management in the healthcare sector. She has a deep, lifelong commitment to women, girls and all underserved communities around the globe seeking self-determination and the ability to live their fullest lives. Most recently, Laura became owner of The White Gown, a boutique bridal salon in New York City, to help support women through their dream weddings.
In July 2020, Laura launched Airmedh Consulting, a strategic consulting firm that provides advisory services and interim leadership within the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. Laura is the Former President and CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater New York (PPGNY), a merged Planned Parenthood affiliate comprised of five legacy New York State affiliates that includes Planned Parenthood of New York City for which Laura was President and CEO since June 2017.
Opened FSVC’s first office in Asia and served as Chief of Party on a USAID-funded financial sector technical assistance program.
Secured funding for FSVC programs in Asia from U.S. bilateral and multilateral donor agencies and Indonesian commercial banks totaling $3 million.
Researched and developed technical assistance projects for Indonesian counterparts, including Bank Indonesia,the Indonesian Bank Restructuring Agency, the Indonesian Supreme Audit Agency, the Ministry of Finance, the Jakarta Stock Exchange and Bank Mandiri.
Built business relationships with partners across the Indonesian financial sector and implemented 15 – 20 in-country projects annually, including recruiting volunteer experts from financial institutions around the world and liaising with local media outlets on project outcomes.
Liaised with Indonesian financial sector clients, the U.S. Embassy, USAID, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and other donors to coordinate technical assistance efforts and ensure complementary programs and maximum impact for Indonesian clients.
Secured funding for and managed discrete financial technical assistance projects in Thailand, the Philippines and India.