Gabriel Barrientos is an associate director at APCO Worldwide, based in New York. He is part of the Multiplier Partnerships & Global Platforms team and is responsible for growing and coordinating partnership-related projects for a diverse set of clients as well as strategic engagement with multilateral organizations and global agenda setting initiatives and events.
Prior to joining APCO, Mr. Barrientos was senior manager of partnerships at the Concordia Summit, where he managed Concordia’s partnerships with nonprofit, public, and multilateral institutions. Through delivery of tailored strategies to these programming partners, he cultivated an expertise in designing and scaling innovative partnerships with demonstrated impact, including end-to-end execution from pitch to launch. These partnerships covered the most relevant and pressing social impact issues.
As a native Spanish speaker with fluency in Portuguese, Mr. Barrientos has previously worked at the World Bank, MIT D-Lab, UN Women and Partners of the Americas. His work has focused on Latin American regional issues such as education, data collection and evaluation, and partnership development in countries such as Colombia, Brazil and Nicaragua.
Mr. Barrientos holds a master’s degree from Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Virginia.