Who We Are

Our Story

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Founded in 1988, we never forget that we are people helping people. Our way of doing business has its roots in the commitment of our founder, James R. Macfadden, who built an organization that reflected his relentless dedication to helping solve complex development challenges.

Today, we have grown into a premier consulting firm with more than 350 staff based in Washington, D.C. and overseas, providing U.S. government clients with exceptional services to make a direct impact on people's health, safety, and welfare worldwide.

Macfadden, a PAE company, offers a wide range of technical services to build the capacity of governments, partners and individuals to solve some of the world’s toughest problems, often in some of the toughest places. For more than two decades we have been a reliable and trusted partner for USAID, responding to more than 1,000 complex international disaster relief efforts.