• The six members of Capital Impact Partners Management Team pose together outside on a rooftop in Detroit

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Ellis Carr, president and CEO of Capital Impact Partners

Ellis Carr, President & Chief Executive Officer


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. He joined the organization 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, Capital Impact's Chief Lending Officer

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. 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 and serves as the Board Vice President for the Neighborhood Restore Housing Development Fund Corporation.

Kim Dorsett, Chief Human Resources Officerr

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.

Headshot of Capital Impact Partners Chief Legal Counsel Daniella Graceffa

Danielle Graceffa, Interim General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer and Corporate Secretary

Danielle Graceffa is serving as the interim General Counsel, Chief Compliance Officer, and Corporate Secretary. In this role, she oversees all legal matters involving Capital Impact Partners, is responsible for Capital Impact’s compliance function, and advises the Board on governance and other matters relevant to the Board’s oversight function. Prior to joining Capital Impact in 2016 as Senior Director, Legal Services and then as Assistant General Counsel, Ms. Graceffa was a partner in the law firm of Dykema Gossett. Ms. Graceffa is a graduate of the University of Detroit Mercy (BA 2003) and Wayne State University Law School (JD 2006). She is admitted to practice law in Michigan.

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.


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