Jonathan Halloran, co-founder and CEO, is a fluent French speaker and has worked over five years in West Africa, from volunteering in the Peace Corps two decades ago to developing new construction business with American Homebuilders of West Africa (AHWA). He brings decades of construction experience, a solid history of exemplary work in the region, and the ability to build bridges with partners that will create the necessary value ecosystem. He brings over 20 years of business experience to AHWA in a series of progressively more responsible positions in the construction and construction services industries. Before co-founding AHWA in 2014, he served as EVP of Client Services at Textura Corporation (NYSE). His experience is focused in operations, sales and marketing; he has managed businesses generating over $500 M in annual revenue. Jonathan brings extensive international experience toAHWA having lived, worked or traveled in 32 countries in the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. He holds an MBA from INSEAD as well as a BS in Civil Engineering and a BA in History from the University of Notre Dame.
Robert Hornsby, co-founder and CFO, has over a decade of West Africa experience. He served in the Peace Corps in West Africa as a public health volunteer, managed an import business focused on fair trade products from the region, and has led financial strategy for AHWA since 2014. He adds a marriage of entrepreneurial credentials, financial and strategic planning acumen, and knowledge of the macroeconomic landscape in West Africa. Since 1991 he has built and led teams as a business development and project management executive in a variety of entrepreneurial settings. From 2000 to 2004 he was President and cofounder of technology services company Slingshot Solutions. He subsequently directed new business unit development for Overseas Strategic Consulting before co-founding AHWA. Robert holds an MBA from the Wharton School and an MA in African Studies and International Economics from the Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. He received a BA in Economics at Davidson College, with a focus on Economic Development. He has worked in residential construction from concrete to framing and roofing, and manages a rental property portfolio in the US.
Mamady Doumbouya, co-founder and Chairman, Board of Managers, has strong kinship ties and professional networks across West Africa. He left Guinea for the United States in the 1960s. After serving in the US Air Force he attended the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, where he graduated with a degree in information systems management and decision Sciences. He has led international trading companies and has worked for municipal, state and federal government clients in West Africa and the US, as well as for major U.S. Corporations. He is also an experienced developer and manager of real estate properties, with multiple properties in the US and Guinea. Mamady’s understanding of international operations and administrative frameworks in West Africa supports AHWA’s effective negotiation of cultural and bureaucratic protocols in the field. He is a leader in the Guinean Diaspora community, and a long-time proponent of local language literacy through the N’Ko Institute, which he founded, and of strong commercial and social relationships between the United States and the Republic of Guinea through the USA-Guinea Chamber of Commerce, which he founded.