OUR TEAM

Laura
Dreese

Laura comes to Glenbrook with over 8 years’ experience in the international financial inclusion space.

Most recently, she led market research efforts at Oradian, a SaaS company that provides core banking solutions for financial inclusion in Asia and Africa. Her research into alternative delivery channels and payments systems in various markets helped inform the company’s product development and sales strategy.

Prior to joining Oradian, Laura served as the Director of Operations at Envest Microfinance, an investment vehicle that lends to microfinance institutions across five continents. Laura was instrumental in growing the business and shaping it into its modern form. Through this work, Laura gained a nuanced understanding of the operations and challenges faced by microfinance institutions operating in various markets.

Laura received her MBA from Columbia Business School where she was awarded the Nathan Gantcher Prize for Social Enterprise. She holds her B.S. in Agriculture & Applied Economics from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.