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Equitable Capital Access – Dispatches from Philadelphia

November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Equitable Capital Access – Dispatches from Philadelphia

This week in Present Value, ESI’s Lee Huang (LH) speaks with local leaders to identify how they are helping people access capital, overcome barriers, and create thriving communities. LH: Markita, let’s start off with you, who does Compass Working Capital serve, what barriers do they face in accessing capital, and how do you help them […]

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A Conversation with Compass Working Capital’s Markita Morris-Louis

November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on A Conversation with Compass Working Capital’s Markita Morris-Louis

ESI’s Lee Huang (LH) discusses access to capital, overcoming barriers, and more with Markita Morris-Louis (MML), Chief Strategy Officer for Compass Working Capital. LH: Who does Compass Working Capital serve, what barriers do they face in accessing capital, and how do you help them overcome those barriers? MML: Assets are a stronger predictor than income […]

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One-on-One with The Enterprise Center’s Della Clark

November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on One-on-One with The Enterprise Center’s Della Clark

ESI’s Lee Huang sits down with Della Clark, President of The Enterprise Center, to discuss access to the capital and the work The Enterprise Center focuses on. LH: What’s the vision behind the new equity fund, and how does it represent a natural outgrowth of your almost 30 years of work at The Enterprise Center? […]

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Discussing Access to Capital with the GPHCC’s Lou Rodriguez

November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Discussing Access to Capital with the GPHCC’s Lou Rodriguez

ESI’s Lee Huang discusses access to capital with Lou Rodriguez, CEO and founder of Rodriguez Consulting LLC and Chair of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. LH: From your vantage point as chair of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, how is the region doing in providing equitable access to capital?  What are […]

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Thoughts on Responsible Banking from MFR’s Andrew Speizman and Frank Linnehan

November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on Thoughts on Responsible Banking from MFR’s Andrew Speizman and Frank Linnehan

Lee Huang, Senior Vice President & Principal of ESI, hosts a Q&A with Andrew Speizman, Chief Financial Officer, and Frank Linnehan, Senior Director of Corporate Strategy, of MFR Consultants to discuss the City’s annual fair lending study and more.   LH: What is the annual study that ESI and MFR do for the Office of […]

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A Q&A with True Access Capital’s Vandell Hampton

November 15, 2019 / Comments Off on A Q&A with True Access Capital’s Vandell Hampton

ESI’s Lee Huang hosts a Q&A discussion with Vandell Hampton, President and CEO of True Access Capital, discussing True Access Capital’s mission and their work around Philadelphia. LH: You recently took your organization through a renaming and rebranding.  What does True Access Capital mean, and why was it important to make these changes? VH: We […]

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