Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) is excited to announce that Cyrus Kharas recently joined the organization in the role of Vice President of Program Design and Execution.
As VP of Program Design and Execution, Kharas will work collaboratively with community partners and stakeholders to co-create and implement program-based solutions that scale capital access for small businesses in communities historically excluded from the financial mainstream. He will be responsible for designing and implementing funding structures and programs to help enable CRF’s mission and vision.
“Cyrus brings a wealth of experience in impact investing, strategy, and program design to CRF, and we are thrilled to welcome him to the organization,” said Patrick Davis, SVP of Platform and Technology Services at CRF. “His proven track record in developing solutions that unlock impact capital will strengthen CRF’s ability to serve small businesses and close opportunity gaps in underrepresented communities across the country.”
Prior to CRF, Kharas served as senior director and the co-head of the Impact Investing team at Arabella Advisors. Kharas worked across a broad range of Arabella’s individual, institutional, and corporate clients, and contributed to the firm’s analysis of trends and opportunities in the impact investing field.
He also spent several years at Goldman Sachs in the investment management division and served as an analyst at Calvert Impact Capital.
“This is an exciting opportunity to join an organization that is using a multi-faceted approach to strengthen the small business ecosystem and level the playing field in capital markets,” Kharas said. “I am eager to bring my passion and skillset for program design and execution to CRF to continue to advance this important work.”
Kharas began his career at the US Treasury Department in the Office of International Affairs. He holds a BA from Tufts University in psychology and economics and an MBA with a concentration in economics from NYU Stern School of Business.