Elizabeth Riker

Senior Partner, New Profit Innovation Fund

After ten years of experience in management consulting and education, Elizabeth joined the New Profit team and now serves as a Senior Partner. She is responsible for leading New Profit's work with a number of portfolio organizations, including Management Leadership for Tomorrow and LIFT.

Before joining New Profit, Elizabeth was a consultant at Monitor Group working with both corporate and nonprofit clients on issues of strategy and organizational development. During this time, she had the opportunity to work closely with New Profit and its portfolio organizations, including Citizen Schools. Previously, Elizabeth worked as a consultant at Arthur D. Little Inc., evaluating market opportunities and developing strategies for companies in all fields of environmental business. In the field of education, Elizabeth has taught and worked on educational development projects in the U.S., Latin America, and Africa. She worked with Educational Development Center in Guinea, West Africa on a project to improve the elementary school system nationwide by providing teacher training, radio-based education programs, and new curriculum and classroom resources. In Ecuador, Elizabeth taught at a state university, training Ministry of Tourism officials as part of a program to expand tourism, and offering English classes for the community adult education program.

Elizabeth graduated from Georgetown University with a B.S. in Foreign Service and holds a Master in Business Administration from Columbia Business School. She is fluent in French and proficient in Spanish and Italian.