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Ellis Carr has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and mortgage industries. Mr. Carr served as Capital Impact’s Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer from July 2012 until his appointment as President and Chief Executive Officer in May 2016. As of April 2021, he also became the President and Chief Executive Officer of CDC Small Business Finance. 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; serves on the San Francisco Federal Reserve Community Development Advisory Board; is the Board Chair for Martha’s Table; and Board Treasurer for HPN (the Housing Partnership Network). He received the Minority Business Leader Award and was recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40” business executives by the Washington Business Journal in 2019 and 2015. Mr. Carr graduated from Towson University with an undergraduate degree in accounting, and from Georgetown University with a master’s degree in real estate with a concentration in finance.