Matthew Roth

President & CEO

Matthew Roth is President and CEO of Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), a national CDFI with the mission to improve lives and strengthen communities through innovative financial solutions. Roth has more than 30 years of experience in community development finance and has extensive expertise in building and leading diverse teams, strategic planning, and capital raising.

Roth has dedicated his career to community development and is passionate about working in and with communities with a history of underrepresentation, especially those that have been systemically excluded from the financial mainstream.

Prior to joining CRF, he spent more than eight years at IFF, a Chicago-based regional CDFI, where he served most recently as President, Core Business Solutions. Leading IFF’s CDFI businesses, the loan portfolio more than doubled to over $400 million, and Matt was successful in raising the equity and debt capital required to fuel that growth.

Prior to IFF, he held leadership positions at Generations Community Bancorp and Harris Bank and worked extensively with ShoreBank Corporation. Roth currently serves on the Board for Woodstock Institute and is a former board member of Neighborhood Housing Services, Chicago.

Roth holds a master’s degree from Northwestern University and a bachelor’s degree from the Ross School of Business Administration at the University of Michigan.