ImpactUs was born from a community-led initiative of leading foundations, universities, community funds and financial institutions working together to grow the impact investment market. Sparked by this ingenuity and collaborative spirit, ImpactUs was launched by Enterprise Community Partners, a national affordable housing nonprofit specializing in capital aggregation, and City First Enterprises, a community development financial institution focused on crowdfunding's potential to transform low-income communities.
The ImpactUs Marketplace leverages over 80 years of combined finance, community development, and leadership experience to create an interface that both purpose-driven organizations and investors can trust.
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The ImpactUs leadership team reflects an authentic commitment to impact investing and deep for-profit and non-profit financial services experience.
President and CEO
Reggie Stanley has been a key figure in the impact investing community for almost two decades. Prior to being named president & CEO of ImpactUs, Mr. Stanley was the chief marketing officer for Calvert Investments for over 12 years and was a principal with Sustainable Growth Strategies (SGS). He was also previously a director/trustee of the Calvert Foundation.
Mr. Stanley has also held executive, consulting and board leadership roles at Fidelity Investments, Bain and Company, McKinsey & Company, and Trillium Asset Management.
Mr. Stanley holds his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, and a BBA in business from the University of Pennsylvania. He also studied at Haverford College and is a Fellow of the University of Capetown/Duke University Emerging Leaders Program. In 2009, he received the First Affirmative Financial Network SRI Service Award.
Chief Compliance Officer/Chief Operating Officer
Soth Chin has over 25 years of financial services industry experience in compliance and operations, including serving as the chief compliance officer for Rydex Funds and FBR Investment Services. Mr. Chin has successfully steered the launch of three broker/dealers as well as the “Offering Marketplace”, one of the earliest online investment platforms.
Mr. Chin holds his bachelor's degree from the University of Maryland, Robert H. Smith School of Business. He also holds a number of securities licenses and has been a member of the National Society of Compliance Professionals since 1990.
Vice President, Client Engagement
Liz Sessler is responsible for client experience, business development, marketing, and field-building. Ms. Sessler began her impact investing career at the Calvert Social Investment Foundation. While there, she was a member of the marketing team which supported the Foundation’s Community Investment Note. Ms. Sessler helped develop and launch ImpactUs while she was the director of innovation at Enterprise Community Partners, Inc. At the Enterprise Community Loan Fund, she oversaw the launch and sales of the Fund’s first retail investment product, the Enterprise Community Impact Note.
Ms. Sessler holds her BA in public policy analysis from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Senior Due Diligence Consultant
Julie Abrams has more than 25 years of experience in the domestic and international impact investing and financial service industries. She is considered an authority on due diligence, risk management, and governance, as well as financial and social performance. Ms. Abrams has been a key contributor in setting measurement and performance standards for the industry, including the GIIN’s Impact and Investing Reporting Standards (IRIS) and Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), and has authored numerous thought-leadership publications. At PwC, she consulted to Fortune 500 companies and governments, including providing extensive sell-side equity due diligence for privatizations.
Ms. Abrams is a certified expert in risk management from the Frankfurt School of Finance and Management. She holds her MBA in finance and entrepreneurial management from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in international studies from the University of Pennsylvania, and a BA from Oberlin College. She is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese.
Lee Nienaber is has more than 25 years of experience designing and delivering complex technology solutions for the financial services industry. His expertise in technology architecture, applications development and information security have contributed to a successful track record with organizations including Calvert Investments, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.
Mr. Nienaber holds his BS in information systems from Fordham University, and an MS in information technology from the George Washington University. Mr. Nienaber is also a former board member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation of the Mid-Atlantic, and 501cTECH, a Washington, D.C.-based non-profit organization.
Cross Department Manager
Danielle Pullan works across technology, operations, compliance, and research at ImpactUs. Prior to ImpactUs, Ms. Pullan was a compliance analyst at Calvert Social Investment Foundation and a research assistant at the Sustainable Entrepreneurship and Innovation Initiative at American University’s Kogod School of Business. Ms. Pullan is also a partner at Fearless Labs.
Ms. Pullan holds an MPA in nonprofit management, a BA in political science, a BA in philosophy, and a certificate in advanced leadership studies from American University in Washington, DC.