Wallace D’Souza is the Chief Financial officer at Vital Strategies, a global health organization whose mission is to work with governments to strengthen public health systems through designing and supporting scalable solutions for leading causes of death. Wallace is responsible for an annual operating budget of over $130M and leading the organization in financial planning, forecasting, budgeting and analysis. Working with the CEO he is responsible to ensure programmatic success through cost analysis support, and compliance with all contractual and programmatic requirements. Provide strategic financial input and leadership on decision-making issues affecting the organization (i.e., fundraising, strategic planning, evaluation of potential alliances, employee benefits, retirement plans, and investments). Vital Strategies has headquarters in NY with 6 international offices.
Prior to joining Vital Strategies Wallace D’Souza was the Chief Financial Officer at Planned Parenthood Federation (PPFA) and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, organizations providing health care, education and advocacy to millions of women, men and young people worldwide on women’s health and well-being. Wallace was responsible for developing and implementing overall financial strategy, financial and cost management, accounting, budgeting, forecasting, reporting, auditing, investment strategy and financial system implementations. He is responsible for working with PPFA’s and the Action Fund boards and Finance Committees and overseeing the financial activities of both a 501 C3 and 501 C4 organizations. He was responsible for the organizations $300M+ budget.
From 2012-2016 Wallace was the Sr. Director of Global planning at the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative (IAVI), an organization focused on the development of HIV vaccines. Wallace was instrumental in building the infrastructure, systems and business processes there as they expanded from a $5 million organization to a $100 million complex non-profit with operations overseas in Africa, India, and Europe.
Prior to IAVI, Wallace served as the Director of Budget & Financial Services at Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation (MDRC), a nonprofit, social policy research organization dedicated to learning what programs and policies will improve the well-being of low-income people. He also served as CFO/Controller of one of MDRC’s international subsidiaries in Canada and as the Global Corporate Controller of Compass Group LLC, an asset management and private equity firm.
Wallace is also holds Board positions as the treasurer at the African Services Committee; Thamini Uhai (based in Tanzania); and New American Leaders.
He holds an MBA in Accounting and Finance from the University of Scranton, PA.