Our People

Led by founder and CEO Margaret Grady, GradyGlobal is a collaborative team of independent consultants and complementary businesses with

  • broad industry knowledge,
  • exceptional learning design expertise,
  • cutting-edge technological know-how, and
  • extensive relevant and results-oriented experience.


Singular Focus

GradyGlobal’s mission is at the core of everything we do. We are singularly focused on working with our clients to create an enterprise-wide culture of continuous learning and collaboration that empowers them to continually transform their enterprises, the communities they serve, and the financial sector as a whole.


Margaret Grady, Founder and CEO

Margaret Grady
Founder and CEO

Margaret Grady is founder and chief executive officer at Grady Global LLC. As CEO, Ms. Grady sets the company’s strategic direction, cultivates client relationships, and builds and nurtures a network of enterprise learning strategists, designers, and technologists who are — quite simply — the best at what they do. As Grady Global’s principal consultant, Ms. Grady works directly with clients on all engagements and is personally accountable for the success of every project the company undertakes.

Prior to launching Grady Global in 2010, Ms. Grady worked for 25 years as a business-to-business educator in the financial services sector — both domestically and internationally.

As Senior Consultant at the Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) in Washington DC, Ms. Grady collaborated with internal and external stakeholders to create and implement a comprehensive housing finance education strategy that supported the achievement of Fannie Mae’s mission and goals and created value for Fannie Mae’s corporate clients, industry partners, and consumers. She also worked in partnership with Fannie Mae’s International Housing Finance Services Department, the Urban Institute, and US AID to provide education and technical assistance to business and government enterprises involved in the restructuring and privatization of housing markets in countries in transition from centrally planned to market-based economies. She was a visiting instructor of housing finance at the International Banking Institute in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Before joining Fannie Mae, Ms. Grady was a Senior Project Manager in the Education Policy and Development Group at the American Bankers Association (ABA) where she worked in a consulting relationship with ABA divisions and the banker constituency they represent to conceptualize and design a systematic sequence of quality, cost-effective educational opportunities for the thousands of banking professionals employed by ABA’s member banks.

She graduated with an MBA from Georgetown University’s McDonough school of Business in Washington DC and received a BA in French from Emmanuel College in Boston, Massachusetts.

Fannie Mae

The Federal National Mortgage Association (Fannie Mae) is a US government-sponsored enterprise (GSE). It is a leading source of residential mortgage credit in the US secondary market. Fannie Mae offers a wide array of customer education opportunities. Learn more about Fannie Mae customer education opportunities.

International Banking Institute

The International Banking Institute is an educational institution founded in 1991 in St. Petersburg, Russia to provide academic and professional development opportunities to individuals preparing for leadership roles in banking, finance, and accounting in the Russian Federation and globally. Learn more about the International Banking Institute.

American Bankers Association

The American Bankers Association (ABA) is the largest banking trade association in the United States and sponsor of the oldest and largest industry-sponsored adult education program in the world. Learn more about ABA professional development opportunities.


GradyGlobal is built on a twenty-first century virtual business model that leverages innovative communications technology to maintain a digitally connected network of highly qualified independent consultants and complementary businesses. We are able to draw on this network to deliver big consulting firm value at small consulting firm prices.


The GradyGlobal network comprises all the competencies needed to deliver relevant and results-oriented learning experiences from end-to-end —

  • Strategists and Planners
  • Project Managers
  • Financial Writers and Editors
  • Learning Experience Designers
  • Learning Technologists
  • Multimedia Designers
  • In-person and Virtual Classroom Instructors
  • Marketing and Motivation Specialists
  • Research and Evaluation Specialists
  • Learning Event Planners and Logistics Coordinators

Diversity and Inclusion

GradyGlobal is committed to diversity and inclusion in selecting the individuals and businesses with whom we partner. In addition to seeking partners who are the best at what they do, we are proactive in building a team of partners that welcomes all forms of differences including age, ethnicity, gender, religion, sexual orientation, and gender identity. We also seek to partner with small businesses that are certified as women-owned, minority-owned, and service-disabled veteran-owned as well as businesses that qualify for the US Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 8(a) Business Development Program and HUBZone Program.

Become a GradyGlobal Partner

Whether you are an independent consultant, a small business, or a large firm, if you are “simply the best at what you do” and share GradyGlobal’s commitment to a stable, efficient and inclusive global financial sector – powered by continuous learning – we would love to hear from you. Contact us.


GradyGlobal’s virtual business model gives us the flexibility and agility of a small company and the breadth and depth of resources of a large company.


Unencumbered by the significant overhead costs of traditional consulting firms, GradyGlobal offers clients big consulting firm value at small consulting firm prices.