Allison Kelly is deeply committed to fighting economic inequality through innovation and partnerships at ICA, a venture capital-certified non-profit CDFI, where she has been serving in the role of CEO since June 2019. Under Kelly’s leadership, ICA has more than tripled its net assets, its number of investments, the number of companies served, and the organizations revenues.

Before joining ICA, Kelly was head of strategy and innovation at CDC Small Business Finance where she led the effort to bring on over $40 million in new impact investments to fund non-SBA small business loan products. Prior to CDC, Kelly spent seven years in various leadership positions at Pacific Community Ventures, a nonprofit social enterprise focused on helping small businesses thrive through affordable capital and free business coaching.

Ms. Kelly serves on the Board of Mal Warwick Donor Digital, a full service fundraising and advocacy agency serving leading charitable organizations. Kelly also serves on the Advisory Board of CNote and  received her Bachelor’s with honors from the University of Oregon and a MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management.

First Job

Barista in high school at the Downtown Bakery and Creamery in Healdsburg

Best Advice I've Received

Trust your intuition.

Why I work at ICA

Working with a team that shares a deep commitment to closing the racial and gender wealth gaps using financial tools and systems.

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