Derek Brine

Principal, Boston

Derek Brine is a principal in Bridgespan’s Boston office. Since joining Bridgespan in 2014, he has worked on strategic planning with a variety foundations and nonprofit organizations, in particular large network organizations. Derek has also spent extensive time helping to develop and implement Bridgespan’s two-year Leading for Impact® program, coaching over 15 nonprofit leadership teams in both Atlanta, and Boston. Derek has a deep interest in the emerging role of technology, data, and advanced analytics in the social sector and is helping lead the firm’s efforts to understand the role these forces will play in the future.

Prior to Bridgespan, Derek founded and ran a USAID-funded research program at MIT called CITE that tests products designed for consumers living on less than $2 per day in the developing world. He has conducted water and sanitation (WASH) research and testing in northern Ghana, started an agricultural processing firm in Kenya, and worked in several other developing countries. He began his career designing water and wastewater treatment facilities as a civil and environmental engineer.

Derek holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Degree from McGill University and Master’s degrees in Environmental Engineering and City Planning from MIT.

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