Ashley Gasque is an accomplished business development leader with over 30 years of experience in international development and US government contracting in the US and overseas. She specializes in supporting growing and established businesses and nonprofits with their mid- and long-term growth strategies and maximizing business development investments. She has an outstanding track record of growing revenue through traditional (organic market expansion) and innovative approaches (acquisitions, 8(a) small business set-asides, joint ventures, proteges and other strategic partnerships); building, growing, and retaining business development teams; maximizing the use of cloud-based technology and systems to decrease costs and increase efficiency; and identifying and capitalizing on new and emerging market trends, including localization.
She most recently worked for Dexis Consulting Group as its first Vice President of Business Development, where she founded and led the business development department as the company grew from $12M to $100M in revenue, successfully graduating from 8(a) small business status, and making three successful acquisitions. Before that, she served in business development leadership positions with Management Sciences for Health (US, Kenya) and the International Executive Service (US, Egypt, Zambia, South Africa, and Kenya), with short-term assignments or management oversight of programs in 20 African countries plus Haiti, Dominican Republic, Thailand, and Indonesia.
She currently sits on the US board of Directors and the external communications committee of Impact Network (Zambia). Ashley holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Connecticut and multiple post-graduate certificates, including Mergers and Acquisitions Mini-University (Association of Corporate Growth), Agile Management (University of Virginia Darden School), Leading Teams for Impact (Center for Creative Leadership), Strategic Management Executive Certificate (Duke University), and Nonprofit Management Executive Certificate (University of Arizona). She is based in San Miguel de Allende, Mexico.