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

Matthew Shapiro

Vice President, Development and Impact

Rox Etheridge

Vice President, Digital Operations

Elenor Denker

Vice President, Human Resources and Administration

Gretchen Ruethling

Corporate Partnerships Director

Venkat Devireddy

Senior Developer

Craig Elman

Digital Product Manager

Elise Burton

Program Manager

Ellen Black

Digital Content Manager

Lauren Rosenbaum

Communications Manager

Raul Larios

Manager of Finance and Accounting

Meredith Medlin

Partnerships and Impact Specialist

James Schintz

Data Analyst

Isaac Manoff

Development Assistant

Kayla Lawson

Executive Assistant & Board Liaison

Anna Dodson (Chair)

Partner, Goodwin

Sean Carpenter (Vice Chair)

Climate Economy Advisor, City of Fort Collins

Ray Ziler (Treasurer)

Principal, CPA

Sharon Pope (Secretary)

Head of Programs & Marketing, Y Combinator Continuity

Paul Quintero

CEO, East Coast

Brad Henderson

Partner and Managing Director, BCG

Brad McConnell

CEO, Illinois and Northwest Indiana

Michael Schlein

CEO, Accion

Sean Harper

Co-Founder, Bright Policy

Tahira Dosani

Managing Director, Venture Lab

Rose Mary Fry

Nonprofit Consultant, Degrees of Work

Mickey Konson

COO, Co-Founder, StreetShares

Solana Cozzo

Head Prepaid and Inclusive Growth, MasterCard

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
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Our Location

New York, New York

info@accion.org

85 Broad Street, 18th Floor

New York, NY 10004