ARLINGTON, Va., May 10, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Capital Impact Partners today announced the appointment of Natalie Gunn to the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Mrs. Gunn replaces Ellis Carr who assumed the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).
"I have had the opportunity to work with Natalie over the past four years and find myself continually impressed with her financial management, strategic vision, and dedication to Capital Impact's mission," said Ellis Carr, President and CEO of Capital Impact Partners. "As our new Chief Financial Officer, she is going to make a huge contribution to our new five-year strategy."
As CFO, Natalie Gunn is responsible for formulating and executing Capital Impact Partners' financial road map, capital base expansion, and investor relations. She will also manage the overall direction for accounting, tax, audit, treasury and financial planning, and analysis.
"I'm excited to serve in a leadership role at such a strong, mission based organization focused on helping low-and-moderate income people across this country. My experience as Controller of Capital Impact has enabled me to be involved with many different aspects of the organization's operations and external relationships which I can now build on in executing our financial and capital strategy," said Natalie Gunn, Capital Impact's new Chief Financial Officer.
In this position, Mrs. Gunn will sit on Capital Impact's management team providing overall strategic guidance, including the implementation of the organization's new five-year strategy formulated to address the social and economic justice issues that impact underserved communities. This effort includes four strategic pillars including: addressing systematic poverty, building equitable opportunities, creating healthy communities, and ensuring inclusive growth.
"In order for us to achieve the ambitious goals set out in our new 2020 strategy, we must continue to find new and innovative ways to strengthen and expand our financial position. The Board of Directors recognized that Natalie is uniquely suited to do that as the result of her deep experience and skillset," said Ray Moncrief, Capital Impact's Finance and Audit Committee chairperson and former Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the Kentucky Highlands Investment Corporation. "Natalie also engenders the camaraderie and cooperativeness demanded of this position."
Mrs. Gunn has more than 20 years of corporate financing and accounting experience across the public and private sectors, including serving as Capital Impact Partners' Controller since 2012. Prior to joining Capital Impact, she held senior positions at the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), National Cooperative Bank (NCB), Host Hotels and Resorts and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mrs. Gunn has been a Certified Public Accountant since 1996. She graduated Magna Cum Laude from Hampton University with a degree in accounting.
"I grew up in a military family, frequently relocating to various parts of the United States and overseas. Through those experiences, I gained insight on certain advantages that some communities had over others," added Mrs. Gunn. "That instilled in me a passion to serve my community as a child and has continued into my adulthood. The power to now serve communities nationwide as the CFO of Capital Impact provides an opportunity for something I never could have imagined."
About Capital Impact Partners: Capital Impact Partners delivers strategic financing and provide capacity-building to help low-to-moderate-income individuals have access to quality health care and education, healthy foods, affordable housing, and the ability to age with dignity. A nonprofit community development financial institution, Capital Impact Partners has disbursed more than $2 billion to revitalize communities over the last 30 years.
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