At the international level, 180 Degrees Consulting is led by the following people. To see the leaders of specific 180 Degrees branches, go to the relevant branch webpage.

Board of Directors

  • Nat Ware

    Founder, CEO and Chairman

    Nat Ware founded 180 Degrees Consulting in September 2007. As the Founder and CEO, Nat has grown 180 Degrees from nothing into the world’s largest consultancy for non-profits and social enterprises, with branches in 35 countries. He has been responsible for developing and executing the strategic objectives of 180 Degrees. Nat has a long-standing interest in developing business solutions to social problems. He is a Rhodes Scholar, a Forbes 30 Under 30 list maker, the Australian State Young Achiever of the Year, a Goldman Sachs Global Leader, a World University Public Speaking Grand Finalist, and a World Economic Forum Global Shaper. Nat initially completed a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) at the University of Sydney, where he was awarded the University Medal (top academic award) and Convocation Medal for Best All-Rounder (1/40,000 students). He then completed an MBA and a Masters in Development Economics at Oxford University, where he was awarded the Saïd Prize for Top Oxford MBA Student and the Arthur Lewis Prize for Best Performance in Development Economics. In addition to leading 180 Degrees, Nat has worked as a Visiting Fellow at Princeton University, an economist at the Reserve Bank of Australia, as a World Vision Ambassador, as Executive Director of the Young Leaders Network, and has taught the postgraduate course ‘Innovation, Strategy and Global Business’. Nat has also completed a full Ironman triathlon, swum the English Channel to raise money for mental health initiatives, raised significant funds to rebuild a school in Mozambique and build an orphanage in Thailand, and has given three acclaimed TEDx talks on social impact that have been viewed over 650,000 times. Nat was also the Global Winner of the St Gallen Wings of Excellence Award (1/920 applicants) with his invention of a new way to finance reskilling for disadvantaged individuals known as Tradeable Income-Based Securities (TIBS), and a new way of measuring social impact known as Discounted Expected Marginal Impact (DEMI). To connect with Nat on LinkedIn go to uk.linkedin.com/in/natware/ and on Twitter go to https://twitter.com/NatWare.

  • Edward Miller

    Board Director

    Edward has played an instrumental role in the growth and success of 180 Degrees since the beginning. His focus is on financial sustainability, operational efficiency, and global partnerships. He holds a Bachelors degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Sydney, where he was the Deans Undergraduate Scholar for Economics and recipient the Eliot v Eliot Prize for his work in Industrial Relations Policy. Edward is a talented communicator, winning both the World Universities Debating Championship and the Australasian Universities Debating Championship in 2015, and serving as a speechwriter to senior Australian political and business figures over the course of 2013. He has a history of involvement in social enterprise, successfully negotiating a global training and sponsorship agreement with a top tier consultancy on behalf of 180 Degrees, and being awarded runner up in the international final of the Challenge Future Social Innovation Competition. He has a keen interest in public policy and development economics, which he was fortunate to apply as an analyst for the managing director of Australia’s largest and best performing Private Equity fund.

  • Mishka Nikolas

    Board Director and Chief Consulting Officer

    Mishka has worked in numerous fields including tax consulting, marketing strategy, data analytics, business strategy and law. He loves both leadership and specialist roles and enjoys immersing himself in teams. Mishka has a Bachelor of Commerce (majoring in Business Strategy, Economic Management and International Business) from UNSW, and a Masters of Business Law from the University of Sydney. Mishka was fortunate to take a year off from his career to work on the ground at various charities across South America, including permaculture farms, community enrichment/training centres, start-up schools and animal shelters. He is passionate about philanthropy and charitable organisations.

Global Leadership Team

  • Andrew Kirk

    Executive Director

    As a Director of Global Operations, Andrew is responsible for coordinating the support available to individual branches from the 180 Degrees Global Leadership Team. Previously, Andrew was a Consultant and a Consulting Director with 180 Degrees at the Australian National University in Canberra, where he completed joint degrees in Mathematics, Theoretical Physics, and Economics. Having worked as a data fusion researcher for the Australian Department of Defence and as a consultant in Sydney, he now lives in Dublin, where he works as a Data Science Consultant for Deloitte, where he focuses primarily on machine learning for automated detection of financial crime.

  • OPERATIONS TEAM


  • Lennard Iosif

    Deputy COO

    Lennard is Director of Global Operations, having worked with the 180 Degrees Melbourne Branch since 2015. He studied Mathematics and Commerce at the University of Melbourne, and was President (Melbourne) and Global Chief Operations Officer of the Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation. Professionally, Lennard is a Management Consulting Analyst with Accenture, where he specialises in operational issues for clients in the telecommunications sector.

  • Evan Petschke

    Director of Global Operations

    As a Director of Global Operations, Evan is tasked with overseeing the operations of 8 branches in the Americas region. Evan first joined 180 Degrees as a lead consultant for the George Mason University branch in 2014. Currently, Evan works for a member of Congress in Washington, D.C. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Affairs with a concentration in the Middle East and a Masters of Arts in Global Affairs specializing in Economic Development. Evan is particularly interested in the intersection between public policy and social entrepreneurship. She hopes to work toward developing entrepreneurial-minded policies to spur sustainable development across the globe.

  • FINANCE TEAM


  • Dip Basu

    Global Financial Director

    Dip joined 180 Degrees Consulting in early 2017 to assist the finance team in its efforts to collaborate efficiently with branches and support strategic decisions involving financial sustainability. Dip has navigated both the start-up and the corporate world, having worked extensively with clients and colleagues from several continents. During his MBA from HEC Paris, Dip concentrated on strategy and sustainability disciplines. He also holds a Chartered Accountant degree and a Masters in Finance. He is an avid traveler and loves to discover other cultures through gastronomy and learning new languages.

  • MARKETING AND SALES TEAM


  • Nick Charinos

    Director of Business Development

    As a Director of Business Development, Nick is responsible for client applications coming to 180DC and for client acquisition to expand 180DC services worldwide. He has graduated with a BA in Economics from the University of Cambridge, and with an MSc in Economics from the Stockholm School of Economics. Having interned at two large consulting companies (Deloitte and KPMG), he ventured into the start-up and social enterprise scene, working for a Rocket Internet start-up and finishing 7th out of 25,000 teams in the Hult Prize Global Social Entrepreneurship competition. After working as a Project Manager for 180DC in Stockholm during his Masters, he pursued an exchange semester at Tsinghua University in Beijing, where he discovered a passion for diplomacy, working at the Greek Embassy in Beijing. Currently, Nick is working at the Permanent Mission of Greece to the United Nations in New York.

  • Achintya Saurabh

    Director of Business Development

    As the Global Growth Director, Achintya is responsible for high profile client acquisition, coordinating the opening of new branches and developing and executing the expansion efforts of 180 Degrees around the globe. He graduated from The University of Minnesota – Twin Cities (USA) with a degree in Economics from the College of Liberal Arts, and holds a degree in Finance from the Carlson School of Management as a Maroon Global Excellence Merit Scholar. He has been working with KPMG Advisory Services India for the past two years as an associate consultant for the Strategy and Operations team with the Management Consulting Practice. He has been vigorously involved in consulting top Indian Corporations and Fortune 500 companies across industries with business development and corporate strategy. Achintya has been deeply involved with social enterprises in the past. He was the co-founder of a non-profit consulting startup (Maroon&Gold Consulting) at the University of Minnesota, which eventually merged with 180 Degrees Consulting to become the first branch of 180 Degrees in the Midwestern United States. He is passionate about helping people and discovering new cultures. He also holds an International Baccalaureate Diploma and speaks three languages. In his free time he enjoys playing music and rowing.

  • IT TEAM


  • Natalia Scheidegger

    Chief Technical Officer

    Natalia is working in collaboration with the IT team to develop and maintain the software and technologies that support 180 Degrees. She co-manages a small IT services and web development company based in Sydney, where she oversees the Strategy, Marketing and Sales side of the business. Prior to this she worked as a Strategy Consultant at Deloitte. Natalia has a Bachelor of Commerce / Bachelor of Engineering (Hons 1) at the University of Sydney and a Masters of Finance from the University of NSW.

  • Marco Tollini

    Software Developer

    As a Developer, Marco is responsible for upgrading and improving the 180 Degrees' global technology systems. He is currently in the second year of his bachelor's degree in Computer Science in Lugano, Switzerland. 180 Degrees is his first real world experience; however, he has contributed in many university projects that also helped him improving his capability in Scrum software development. In his free time he loves taking pictures and he enjoys sports.

  • Ronald Robertson

    IT Director

    Ronald brings a background in psychology and data science to the Consulting Team. He is currently a Research Associate at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology (AIBRT), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit in California, and a PhD student at the Network Science Institute in Massachusetts. The research that Ronald has conducted has appeared in popular media sources including the BBC, U.S. News & World Report, and Wired. His current research focuses on auditing algorithms and modeling influence in online communication networks.

  • CONSULTING TEAM


  • Sam Johnson

    Impact Consultant

    Sam Johnson is a recent civil engineering graduate of the University of New South Wales who is interested in the role infrastructure can play in ensuring basic human rights. In 2016, he represented Australia as part of the delegation to the G20 Youth Summit in Beijing and Shanghai. For his final year research project, Sam worked with Engineers Without Borders Australia's Cambodian social enterprise ATEC Biodigestors, which aims to be the world's leading pre-fabricated biodigestor company. In 2017, Sam is working in India, Cambodia, Thailand and Bangladesh with the World Bank, the United Nations and a variety of leading social enterprises to gain experience and decide which part of the international development ecosystem his skills are best suited to.

  • ADVISORY BOARD


  • Jennifer Storm

    Chair, Advisory Board

    Jennifer Storm has served 180 Degrees for many years in a number of key leadership roles, including as Americas Director and Chief Partnerships Officer. She had previously worked for The Barry Foundation, George Mason University's Development Office, and on Capitol Hill for Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND). She is also the Founder of George Mason University's branch of 180 Degrees Consulting.

  • Shawn Xu

    Advisory Board

    Shawn launched and currently runs the 180 Impact Fellows program, an exclusive impact consulting experience that deploys student and professional consultants from all around the world to a developing country once per year to scale the impact of social enterprises based there. Shawn also previously served as a Global Consulting Director in the Americas region, and has been with the organization since 2013. Outside of 180 Degrees Consulting, Shawn takes point on international expansion at Square, a financial services technology company. He is based in San Francisco.