Hadley Diest

After moving to London in 2014, Hadley founded a successful corporate-services business before joining Eastside Primetimers, where she has taken the lead on investment readiness projects, helping organisations secure social investment. With an economics degree from Wellesley College and an MBA from NYU-Stern School of Business & London Business School, she began her career as a leveraged finance banker at UBS in New York, and subsequently worked as strategy director for the education-reform focused organisation, New Leaders for New Schools.

Key skills & experience

Hadley has a strong financial background and entrepreneurial experience. Her key skills include:

  • Strategic planning and implementation
  • Partnership building and key stakeholder management
  • Working with governmental funding bodies
  • Structuring and managing social investment funding
  • Financial modelling and analysis


Recent projects

Hadley recently completed a project on financial modelling and business planning support for a well-established young people’s health and well-being charity. She is currently working on another financial modelling and social investment fundraising review project.

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