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© 2019 Revolve

We are agents of change. We help our clients see the advantage CRA creates for both profit-motivated and mission-driven lenders. By consistently helping banks boost CRA performance and save money, we make the work done by CDFIs more sustainable.

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HOW WE WORK

We believe strong relationships between Banks and CDFIs can create stronger local economies. We facilitate these relationships. Our Bank clients trust us to deliver a predictable supply of CRA eligible loans in their assessment areas. Our CDFI clients look to us to sell loans they originate to Banks. 

 
WHY BANKS CHOOSE US

Banks want to improve their CRA rating and impact in their local communities. We make this happen by:

 

  • Facilitating long-term relationships with vetted mission-driven lenders

  • Delivering a predictable supply of CRA eligible loans in bank assessment areas

  • Structuring partnerships that produce both CRA lending and investment test credit

  • Helping Banks focus on where they add the most value for customers and communities

  • Developing comfort around regulatory compliance 

 

WHY CDFIs
CHOOSE US

CDFIs want more liquidity, greater self-sufficiency, and larger impact in the communities they serve.  
We make this happen by:

 

  • Reducing their dependency on donations

  • Improving financial results without putting donor relationships at risk

  • Preventing balance sheet constraints from slowing lending

  • Providing expertise and capacity to implement change

 

ABOUT US

Jonathan Brereton is a principal with Revolve and executive director of Thread Capital in Raleigh, North Carolina. A nonprofit affiliate of the NC Rural Center, Thread Capital provides capital, coaching, and connections to low-to-moderate income entrepreneurs across North Carolina.

 

Prior to Thread, Jonathan led Accion Chicago for 14 years, growing its lending while also establishing the Hatchery, a $36M food incubator and the Chicago Microlending Institute, a first-of-its-kind initiative, to train new microlenders. 

Principal

Jonathan Brereton

Eric Weinstein is a principal with Revolve and the executive director of Guitars for Vets, a nonprofit that provides free guitars and guitar lessons to injured military veterans. He has more than 20 years of investment, management and non-profit experience, including founding and leading his own capital management firm.  

He  was on Accion Chicago’s Board of Directors from 2008-2012, at which point he stepped down to help design and launch The Chicago Microlending Institute.   

Principal

Eric Weinstein

Brett Simmons is a principal with Revolve as well as a director at Inventure Holdings, a launching pad for firms pursuing intuitive innovative systems. He has more than a decade of program, planning, and entrepreneurial experience across industries.

 

He was instrumental in Accion Chicago’s efforts to expand lending during the aftermath of the financial crisis as director of programs and policy. Since that time he has worked with several start-up engineered systems companies and in operations strategy and planning for Cummins Power Systems.

Principal

Brett Simmons

Chelsea Probus is the Relationship Manager for Revolve. Before coming to Revolve, she served as the Senior Development Manager for the Jewish Community Project in New York, where she increased underwriting and event revenue and founded the Educational Award for Sukkah Design alongside the Pratt Institute and NYC Parks & Recreation. 

 

Chelsea earned degrees from both Stetson University and Duke University. She has worked with both national and local community-based nonprofit organizations to develop comprehensive engagement strategies and fundraising plans.

Relationship Manager

Chelsea Probus

 

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