Accion U.S. Network

Who We Are

The Accion U.S. Network office collaborates with all four Accion lending organizations to reach entrepreneurs on the ground and online with the latest innovations in mission-based small business lending.

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Accion Network-Wide Impact

  • $500M+

    Delivered to small business owners

  • 200,000+

    Jobs created or sustained in the U.S.

  • $250M+

    Employee wages generated in 2016

  • 98%

    Median increase in owner's financial draw 1-year post loan

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Hear What Business Owners are Saying

“At Accion, the loan process was straightforward. Now I have a whole line of sauces available in 200 stores.”

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Hear What Business Owners are Saying

“I hit a lot of dead ends. Then I found Accion.”

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Hear What Business Owners are Saying

“Accion doesn’t just give you money they help you survive. My dream came true because I didn’t give up.”

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Hear What Business Owners are Saying

“We were so happy that someone believed in us. Accion has been a financial partner and a supportive community partner.”

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Our Staff

Gina Harman

CEO, U.S. Network

Rox Etheridge

Vice President, Digital Operations

Gretchen Ruethling

Corporate Partnerships Director

Erik Stonikas

Growth Marketing Director

Elenor Denker

Director of Human Resources and Administration

Venkat Reddy

Senior Developer

Elise Burton

Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Ellen Black

Content Manager

Lauren Rosenbaum

Communications Manager

Raul Larios

Manager of Finance and Accounting

Meredith Medlin

Partnerships and Impact Specialist

Devrah Childress

Platform Support Specialist

Maria Puch

Executive Assistant

Brad Henderson (Chair)

Partner and Managing Director, BCG

Brad McConnell

CEO, Illinois and Northwest Indiana

Michael Schlein

CEO, Accion

Paul Quintero

CEO, East Coast

Sean Harper

Co-Founder, Bright Policy

Anna Dodson

Partner, Goodwin

Ray Ziler

Principal, CPA

Tahira Dosani

Managing Director, Venture Lab

Sean Carpenter

Climate Economy Advisor, City of Fort Collins

Rose Mary Fry

Nonprofit Consultant, Degrees of Work

Mickey Konson

COO, Co-Founder, Street Shares

Solana Cozzo

Head Prepaid and Inclusive Growth, MasterCard

Sharon Pope

Head of Programs & Marketing, Y Combinator Continuity

Zuhairah (Scott) Washington

General Manager, Eastern Region at Xchange Leasing, Uber

Anne Haines

CEO, Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Texas

Elizabeth Schott

CEO, Southern California

Peter Kip Read, Jr.

Senior VP, MB Financial Bank
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Our Location

New York, New York

85 Broad Street, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10004