Jennifer Atala

Director of Business Development
CrossComm Inc

Palestinian American currently living between Israel and Palestine, where she leads a consultancy providing strategic advisory, assessments, partnership building and B2B solutions for DC- and MENA-based international companies and startup accelerators. From 2015-2017, she led USAID’s private sector competitiveness and export market development work with DAI in the Palestinian Territories across 7 industries. In that role, she achieved a pilot deal between a Gaza garment firm and an international company based in Israel, following the first opening to conduct business in a decade. Prior, Jennifer was based in DC, where she led award-winning investment process transformation initiatives within the Financial Institutions Group at the International Finance Corporation, led big data-driven social network analysis software development projects with consulting firms for a number of DoD clients, managed a USAID stabilization program in Afghanistan.



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