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GLOBAL STRATEGIC ADVISORS

Parsan Cross aims to provide international development advisory services that will leverage many years of our experience in education, energy, innovation and technology, diplomacy, with multilateral and multinational entities, governments, NGO’s, private industry and academia with a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean. With our collaborative approach, access to our broad network and thought leadership, we expect to unlock many opportunities for connected thinking.

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Ambassador Neil Parsan

Dr. Parsan is the former Ambassador to the United States of America, Mexico, and Executive Secretary for Integral Development at the Organization of American States (OAS). Presently Special  Advisor to The World Bank Group, President of the Board of Virtual Educa Global Alliance; Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anesthetic Care (The G4 Alliance). Director in several Companies and has consulted on several special projects locally and internationally.

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Michelle Cross Fenty, ESQ.

Experienced Development Banker focused on Latin America and the Caribbean having served as Country Representative to Trinidad and Tobago and Private Sector Advisor for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).  Executive level international attorney having served as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Bearing Point Inc. and as Of Counsel at Perkins Coie, bar memberships in New York, Connecticut and Washington DC.

 

Commercial Diplomacy

With our profound relationships with governments, industry academia and civil society in developing and emerging countries, we view ourselves as a stakeholder. We are resourceful in developing innovative and practical solutions and will build trust, commitment and skills as we work. This means sustainable economic transformation is ultimately owned by our clients.

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Strategic Advisory Services

Having lived and worked in the Latin American and Caribbean region and having served emerging countries,  we position ourselves as  trusted strategic advisors who strive to simultaneously build capacity by passing on our knowledge and expertise to our clients. We aim to guide our clients to form partnerships that will help them to realize their potential and fulfill their development and/or business goals.

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About Our Business

Parsan Cross aims to provide international development advisory services that will leverage many years of our experience in education, energy, innovation and technology with multilateral and multinational entities, governments, NGO’s, private industry and academia with a regional focus on Latin America and the Caribbean.

In all of our engagements, we strive to achieve the following:

✓      Meaningful and personalized close collaboration, having a deep understanding of the political, legal, financial and cultural context of all of our clients

✓      Utilize highly effective and experienced commercial diplomacy and if required broker and convene successful stakeholder collaboration

✓      Management of complex financial, political and or legal situations with multiple, diverse stakeholders

✓      Access to the best possible supporting expertise and solutions through our global network

✓      Structured strategy and problem-solving with fact/evidence based analysis

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Functional Areas/ Industries

Parsan Cross can offer a uniquely comprehensive and broad, suite of advisory services and  expertise for any need that our clients face across many functional areas  and industries which include but are not limited to the following:

Functional Areas

  • Strategy

  • Evaluation

  • Conflict resolution

  • Due diligence, deal structuring, project financing and or negotiation

  • Inclusive economic development

  • Investing for sustainable development

  • Multilateral and multinational negotiations

  • Policy and Advocacy

  • Performance management, implementation, execution

  • Public Private Partnerships

  • Legal and risk analysis

  • Stakeholder convening

Industries

  • Education and employment

  • Energy (including natural gas, renewable and efficiency)

  • Environment

  • Finance and Financial Inclusion

  • Global Health and Nutrition

  • Governance

  • Health

  • ICT

  • Infrastructure

  • Smart Cities and Urban Development

  • Social innovation

  • Sustainable Tourism

  • Water and Sanitation  

Innovation driven
Business Growth
Washington DC based
Innovation in Education
Health Care
Experience that matters...
Renewable Energy
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Representative Experience

Energy

Implementation and execution of the following sustainable/renewable energy programs in Latin America and the Caribbean: Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Partnership (REEEP) www.reeep.org which is a market catalyst for clean energy in Caribbean and other developing countries. In this role, REEEP acts as a funder, information provider and connector for up-scaling clean energy business models.  Sustainable Energy Commercialization and Capacity Building (SECBI) www.ecpamericas.org which addressed critical commercialization challenges related to expanding the development and use of renewable energy alternatives as a means of injecting lower cost and less environmentally harmful energy technologies into the energy portfolio in the region. Energy and Climate Partnership of the Americas (ECPA) www.ecpamericas.org which promotes regional energy cooperation through different strategies and actions for achieving a cleaner, safer, efficient, modern and fair energy deployment.  Caribbean Sustainable Energy Roadmap and Strategy (C-SERMS) Platform.


Convene high level regional government representatives, to advise and assess the feasibility of large-scale regional renewable energy projects, including a 65MW hydropower generation facility, geothermal, wind and solar projects.   Engagement and partnering with development aid agencies to develop and implement regional funding facilities to promote renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in Latin America and the Caribbean. 


Chairman of the Global Gas Council (GGC)- Engage in policy dialogue with 48 countries on the issues of production, distribution and consumption of natural gas worldwide. Identify and develop commercial opportunities in the natural gas value chain. Engage over 75 countries from the International Community to participate and support the next Gas Conference, to be held in Washington DC 2018. Liaise with influential leaders, buyers and sellers, policy makers and experts in the area of natural gas and energy from around the world.


Sustainable Smart City Solutions


Development and implementation of a framework to create a Sustainable (Smart) City.  Programing development projects to steer development aid to projects centered around 3 pillars:  Environmental and climate change, urban development and fiscal sustainability.   The initiative was designed to create solutions around many of the challenges that developing and emerging countries have identified, for example the high cost of city living, congested commutes, increase in non communicable diseases and fossil fuel dependency. Engaged and convened diverse stakeholders around the development platform.


Oversaw the management and execution of projects related to Hemispheric Development in the areas of sustainable cities, sustainable energy, integrated water resources management, adherence to environmental law, competitiveness, micro- small and medium-size enterprise development, culture and tourism, development cooperation, labor and employment, human development and education.

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Frequently Asked Questions...

Our business is based on providing professional guidance and solutions, which means we receive many questions from clients. Check out a few of our most common inquiries below. If you can’t find the answer you’re looking for, let us know and we’ll find it for you. Every question is important to us, so don’t hesitate in reaching out.

 
What is Parsan Cross?

Parsan Cross LLC is a dynamic and experienced strategic advisory firm which focuses on Latin America and the Caribbean as a region and emerging markets around the globe

What makes Parsan Cross unique?

Parsan Cross is unique because we seek solutions to Latin America and the Caribbean’s sustainable development challenges as we work with our clients on nuanced and strategic advisory services.  We also aim to provide advisory services that will leverage many years of our industry and functional  experience with multilateral and multinational entities, governments, NGO’s, private industry and academia. With our collaborative approach, access to our broad network and thought leadership, we unlock many opportunities for connected thinking.

What type of clients does Parsan Cross represent?

Parsan Cross represents academia, private sector (US and foreign), development financing institutions, governments, non government organizations and international organizations.

What approach does Parsan Cross take with its clients?

At Parsan Cross, we believe we create value and measurable social impact for our potential clients through our nuanced and strategic advisory services that focus on international development and meeting the SDG goals. Having lived and worked in the Latin American and Caribbean region and having served emerging countries,  we position ourselves as  trusted strategic advisors who strive to simultaneously build capacity by passing on our knowledge and expertise to our clients. We aim to guide our clients to form partnerships that will help them to realize their potential and fulfill their development and/or business goals. Our advisory work helps our clients to achieve deep-rooted change in the institutions and or systems that are vital for their prosperity and wellbeing. With our profound relationships with governments, industry academia and civil society in developing and emerging countries, we view ourselves as a stakeholder. We are resourceful in developing innovative and practical solutions and will build trust, commitment and skills as we work. This means sustainable economic transformation is ultimately owned by our clients

What values guides Parsan Cross?

We are committed to providing the highest levels of professionalism, nuanced service, and ethical representation to our clients and partners. We believe in a larger vision beyond ourselves and are dedicated to working towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGS).

Who leads Parsan Cross?

Amb. Dr. Neil Parsan - Former Ambassador to the United States of America, Mexico, and Executive Secretary for Integral Development at the Organization of American States (OAS). Presently Special  Advisor to The World Bank Group, President of the Board of Virtual Educa Global Alliance; Chairman of the Board of Directors for the Global Alliance for Surgical, Obstetric, Trauma, and Anesthetic Care (The G4 Alliance). Director in several Companies and has consulted on several special projects locally and internationally.

Michelle Cross Fenty ESQ. - Experienced Development Banker focused on Latin America and the Caribbean having served as Country Representative to Trinidad and Tobago and Private Sector Advisor for the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB).  Executive level international attorney having served as Managing Director and Associate General Counsel at Bearing Point Inc. and as Of Counsel at Perkins Coie, bar memberships in New York, Connecticut and Washington DC.

How do I contact Parsan Cross?

Please contact: info@parsancross.com

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