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Raymond Guthrie

Head of Capital Deployment, Capital Impact Partners and CDC Small Business Finance

Raymond Guthrie is responsible for overseeing the teams that provide a continuum of solutions that our new enterprise can offer to communities including financial, intellectual, and social capital. This includes teams focusing on community development real estate lending; SBA 504 real estate lending; SBA small business lending; equitable alternative credit products; equity investments; capacity building programs, and business advising services.

Raymond was previously the Managing Director of the American Heart Association’s Impact Investment Group focused on investing in social enterprises addressing social determinants of health within communities of color. During his time at the AHA, he co-created the first of its kind ESG Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) with New York Life Investment Management that is currently traded on the NYSE. Prior to that, he was a Senior Partner at a $200M international impact investment fund in London. His career has also included positions at the Skoll Foundation and Calvert Investments, as well as serving as a U.S. diplomat in emerging economies across Africa and Asia. Raymond earned his BBA in Economics and Business Law at the University of Miami, and his Juris Doctor at Howard University.


CDC Small Business Finance


As a leader in nonprofit lending


Dollars in SBA real estate financed


Dollars in working capital loans


Dollars to people of color, women + veterans


Jobs created and preserved


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