As a Knowledge and Communications Associate with Acumen Fund, Rob conducts portfolio research, stewards Acumen’s internal knowledge management and oversees Acumen’s online communications. Before joining Acumen Fund, Rob Katz was an Associate with the Markets and Enterprise Program of the World Resources Institute, where he began his career researching, writing and speaking about “base of the pyramid” business approaches to poverty alleviation. He is the co-founder and co-Managing Editor of www.NextBillion.net, a web site and blog about enterprise and development. As a principal analyst of household survey data and co-author for “The Next 4 Billion: Market Size and Business Strategy at the Base of the Pyramid” report, he has studied BoP market structure and spending patterns extensively. Rob holds a B.A. in Political Economy from Georgetown University.
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