Our journey began with profound firsthand experience of witnessing untold hardships in communities overseas during our collective military service. Through subsequent decades of direct engagement, investment, and dedication across the broader international markets, we have forged a path of positive change. Our unwavering purpose is to channel our entrepreneurial spirit into a transformative platform, beginning in Africa, that empowers underserved communities and fosters sustainable growth and prosperity. By investing with IFP, you not only join our mission to be an industry leader, but also become a pivotal force for shaping a brighter future in markets around the world.
Mr. Gish serves as President & CEO of United States International Finance Partners. He previously served as Director of Global Capital for FCA Corp, investing across more than 10 African countries through the longest-tenured African private equity fund in the U.S. Prior to this role, Mr. Gish served as a Green Beret in the United States Army Special Forces. During his service, Mr. Gish deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF) in Afghanistan and Operation Inherent Resolve (OIR) in Iraq and was selected as U.S. Special Forces Advisor to the Iraqi Counter-Terrorism Service and as liaison to Joint Forces Land Component Command-Iraq. He graduated from Colgate University with a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Pennsylvania’s The Wharton School
Ambassador Jackson (Ret.) serves as a Senior Advisor to United States International Finance Partners. She was appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Burkina Faso by President George W. Bush in 2006 where she achieved a bilateral agreement with the state that enabled U.S. Special Operations Command to regularize and accelerate its counter-terrorism work against Al-Qaeda in the region and remained in that post until 2009. She was then nominated Ambassador to Malawi by President Barack Obama and confirmed by Congress on June 30, 2011. She received the Secretary of State's Distinguished Honor Award for her work at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq. Ambassador Jackson holds a Bachelor of Arts from Hastings College and a Master of Business Administration from Florida Institute of Technology.
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