Managing Director, Market Systems 

Hayden Aaronson is a senior technical director at ACDI/VOCA providing technical direction, leading the technical design of new programs, and serving as a resource for designing Collaborating, Learning, and Adapting (CLA) strategies and management plans. Prior to joining ACDI/VOCA in 2011, Hayden began his career as a volunteer with the Peace Corps in Bulgaria and later managed development projects as deputy chief of party and chief of party in field offices. He has worked in many technical areas, from economic development in the Balkans to business enabling environment support in the Caucasus and post-conflict recovery in Northern Uganda. Hayden holds a BS in business administration from the University of Vermont and an MS in development management from American University. He earned certificates from the Springfield Center and Georgia Institute of Technology and received Presidential Awards from ACDI/VOCA in 2016 and 2020.