Emily Gasner

VP, Strategic Initiatives and Operations
egasner@microbiz.org
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Prior to joining CAMEO, Emily spent the last 20 years as co-founder and leader of Working Solutions, an award-winning nonprofit microlender and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in the San Francisco Bay Area. Emily led all aspects of social impact and investing. Her work resulted in $18MM+ in microloans, small business loans and micro-equity grants made to 650+ entrepreneurs. This changed thousands of lives by providing safe and affordable access to loans and equity which created economic opportunities and local jobs. Under Emily’s leadership, Working Solutions funded $14MM+ in microloan investments of $5K to $50K to 500+ businesses and social enterprises with a 96% repayment, made $1.5MM+ in grants of $5K to $50k to 140 entrepreneurs, and underwrote deals that resulted in $2.5MM+ in SBA loans of $25K to $250K for 14 entrepreneurs. Emily is passionate about entrepreneurship and delivering equitable financial products that increase economic growth and address systemic issues like income and wealth inequality. Outside of work, she can be found spending time with her family and her highly energetic 4- and 6-year old sons Gabriel and Francis.