Committed to Community Development and Social Change
As of April 2021, Capital Impact’s CEO, Ellis Carr, is now also the CEO of CDC Small Business Finance. Leveraging our combined expertise and complementary offerings under a single strategy the two organizations have come together to operate as one to accelerate solutions that advance equity and opportunity in communities nationwide.
President and Chief Executive Officer, Capital Impact Partners
Chief Executive Officer, CDC Small Business Finance
Ellis Carr has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and mortgage industries. Mr. Carr has served as Capital Impact Partners’ President and Chief Executive Officer since 2016. As of April 2021, he is also the Chief Executive Officer of CDC Small Business Finance (Learn more about this exciting new initiative at www.investedincommunities.org).
Mr. Carr originally joined Capital Impact in 2012 as the Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer. Prior to joining Capital Impact, he held various positions in the investments, capital markets, strategy, and corporate finance areas within Freddie Mac, and in fixed-income fund management both domestically and abroad at Deutsche Bank.
Mr. Carr is an Aspen Institute Finance Leader Fellow; serves on Morgan Stanley’s Community Development Advisory Board; is the Board Chair for Martha’s Table; and Board Treasurer for HPN (the Housing Partnership Network). In 2018, he was recognized on Washington Business Journal’s list of “Top Minority Business Leaders,” as well as being named among their “Top 40 under 40” business executives in 2015. Mr. Carr graduated from Towson University with a bachelor’s degree in Accounting, and from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in Real Estate with a concentration in Finance.
Diane Borradaile, Chief Lending Officer
Diane Borradaile leads the Capital Impact team that provides financing to community-based healthcare providers, nonprofit educational institutions, affordable housing developers, cooperative businesses, retail grocers and wholesalers, and other affiliated organizations nationwide. She has more than 35 years of experience in community development finance across the private and public sectors and serves on several Boards including: Vice President for the Neighborhood Restore Housing Development Fund Corporation; ROC USA (including serving on the organization’s Loan Review Committee); and the Charter School Financing Partnership. Prior to joining Capital Impact, Ms. Borradaile held senior positions at the Low Income Investment Fund, Bank of America, Citibank, and the Chase Manhattan Bank. She holds a Master of Public Administration from The Maxwell School, Syracuse University, an undergraduate degree from The University of Michigan.
Kim Dorsett, Chief Human Resources Officer
Kimberly Dorsett is responsible for developing and executing Capital Impact’s human resource strategy in support of the overall business plan and strategic direction of the organization. This includes overseeing areas of succession planning, talent acquisition, organizational and performance management, training and development, compensation and benefits administration, and diversity, equity, and inclusion. She has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and construction industries. Prior to joining Capital Impact in 2016, first as a Director and then as Senior Director in 2018, she was the Human Resources Director for Federal Home Loan Banks – Office of Finance. Mrs. Dorsett graduated from Bethune-Cookman University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, and from Marymount University with a master’s degree in Management.
Natalie Gunn, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative Officer
Natalie Nickens Gunn is responsible for formulating and executing Capital Impact’s financial road map, capital base expansion, and investor relations. She also manages the overall direction for accounting, tax, audit, treasury and financial planning and analysis, and also responsible for Capital Impact’s Information Technology, Human Resources and Corporate Services functions. Mrs. Gunn has corporate financing and accounting experience across the public and private sectors, including serving as Capital Impact’s Controller before stepping into the Chief Financial Officer & Chief Administrative Officer position. Prior to joining Capital Impact, she held senior positions at the Government National Mortgage Association (Ginnie Mae), National Cooperative Bank, N.A. (NCB), Capital Automotive REIT, Host Hotels and Resorts and PricewaterhouseCoopers. Mrs. Gunn is a Certified Public Accountant, graduated magna cum laude from Hampton University with a degree in accounting, and serves on the Board for Pathways to Housing D.C.
Brian McEvoy, General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary
As General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary, Brian McEvoy leads the legal and compliance functions at Capital Impact Partners. Brian has significant experience in the commercial, multifamily/housing, real estate, and finance sectors, including broad experience in commercial lending and structured finance, equity, securitization, policy and strategy, product and platform development, risk management, operations, regulatory and compliance. Most recently he was Vice President and Deputy General Counsel of Multifamily Legal at Fannie Mae. Prior to joining Fannie Mae, Brian was in private practice in large, national law firms. Brian graduated summa cum laude from Towson University, where he received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration and Management, with dual concentrations in Finance and Marketing. He graduated with honors from the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, where he received a Juris Doctor.