iDE Global

"iDE is about people, up and down. We succeed when our customers can access the products and services they need, when our entrepreneur partners can make a decent living from their efforts, and when our team members across the globe are aligned in their goal to maximize impact."

As business development director for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC), Greg drives strategy for deepening and expanding iDE's work in the region. Greg brings over 11 years’ experience in diverse positions in the public and development sectors. He has worked extensively in Latin America, including in-country business development and technical posts, as well as serving as a program officer for USAID's LAC bureau. Greg came to iDE in 2016 when he joined the Global WASH team. After five years working with iDE's WASH programs in Sub-Saharan Africa and South and Southeast Asia -- including two years as the global WASH Director -- he transitioned to the Global Business Development team.

Greg holds a BA from Colorado College and an MA in International Economics from University of California, San Diego. He still marvels at the good fortune he enjoys to work with such an innovative and impactful organization, and wakes up every day excited to support and engage with the cast of global superstars that make up iDE.

More about Greg

LinkedIn: greg-lestikow


Director, business development for Latin America and the Caribbean 


University of California, San Diego
Master's in International Economics

Colorado College
Bachelor’s in Religion and International Affairs

Joined iDE


Areas of Expertise

  • Market assessment
  • Business modeling
  • Facilitation