Gretchen Phillips

Chief of Staff

Gretchen is chief of staff at Omidyar Network, where she works with the managing partner, board of directors, and leadership team on strategic and operational priorities.

Prior to joining the firm, Gretchen was the chief executive officer of GenerationHope, Inc., a consumer products company that reinvests its profits in innovative programming for the economic advancement of Filipinos. She is passionate about building organizations that drive innovative, market-oriented solutions to enable inclusive growth, and has worked with a range of organizations to that end, including Goldman Sachs, McKinsey & Company, the US Department of State, TechnoServe, and PRADAN. Gretchen is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and currently serves on the boards of the Global Development Incubator, as well as Friends of Hope in the Philippines.

Gretchen holds an MPA in international development from Harvard University and has an A.B. in economics, Spanish, and Latin American studies, summa cum laude, from Duke University.