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Robert Villarreal

Chief External Affairs Officer, CDC Small Business Finance + Capital Impact Partners

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Robert Villarreal is responsible for leading policy and government affairs, forming strategic partnerships, developing grant and capital opportunities, and marketing and communications for Momentus Capital. Villarreal has served in a similar capacity for CDC Small Business Finance since 2016 and joined Capital Impact in this capacity in 2022. Previously he also led CDC Small Business Finance’s Community Lending Programs. He has 20-plus years of economic development and non-profit experience, having served a variety of roles in his career. Under his leadership, the organization became the No. 1 SBA Community Advantage lender in the nation. Villarreal serves on several boards and advisory committees. He holds bachelor’s degrees in Political Science and Anthropology from the University of California, San Diego, and a master’s in International Political Studies from the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

Impact

CDC Small Business Finance

43
years

As a leader in nonprofit lending

20.4
billion

Dollars in SBA real estate financed

148
million

Dollars in working capital loans

4.4
billion

Dollars to people of color, women + veterans

244
thousand

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