Marcus Haymon is a Partner at Dalberg Advisors based in New York City. He co-leads Dalberg’s Justice, Equity, and Economic Mobility practice and advises clients on strategies to advance racial equity, build and shift power, and boost economic mobility.
Marcus has led several engagements for non-profits, foundations, corporations, and city government agencies. Examples include developing a Building and Shifting Power strategy and framework for Blue Meridian Partners; developing a scaling strategy for Sesame Street in Communities, Sesame Workshop’s signature domestic initiative; collaborating with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Urban Institute to develop the vision for an Economic Mobility Alliance; and leading a strategic planning process for First Lady Michelle Obama’s Reach Higher college access initiative.
Marcus is also passionate about gender and led an engagement with UN Women to mobilize over one billion USD to drive gender equality. He is also an advisor to GLAD, Dalberg’s LGBTQ+ employee resource group.
Outside of Dalberg, Marcus has worked at a number of leading non-profits focused on social and racial justice in the United States. Most recently, he was the inaugural Director of Operations and Special Projects at Color Of Change, a leading racial justice organization with seven million members. He has also worked at the Roberts Enterprise Development Fund, a venture philanthropy that invests in employment generating social enterprises, and the Local Initiatives Support Corporation, a community development financial institution. Marcus began his career in social impact as a Peace Corps Volunteer in Morocco.
Marcus has an MBA from MIT Sloan School of Management, an MPA from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, and a BA in Political Science from Yale University. He is a former Council of Urban Professionals Fellow and speaks French, Spanish, and Moroccan Arabic.