Ed Marcum joined Humanity United in 2006 and serves as vice president for Investments. In this role, he is responsible for several programmatic portfolios, including corporate engagement and supply chain strategies, technology and human rights and Humanity United’s peace building efforts in Liberia, South Sudan and Sudan. Marcum is also a founding board member of the Freedom Fund, the world’s first private donor fund dedicated to identifying and investing in the most effective front-line efforts to end slavery.
Prior to joining Humanity United, Marcum was the deputy executive director of World Links, where he oversaw programs focused on improving educational outcomes and economic opportunities for youth in developing countries through the use of information and communications technology. Marcum also previously served as executive director of Global Education Partnership, a nongovernmental organization that provides entrepreneurship and job skills training to low-income youth in Kenya, Tanzania, Guatemala and Indonesia.
Marcum holds a bachelor’s in political science from the University of California at Berkeley and a MBA/MA degree from The Wharton School/Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania.