Esther Park, Vice President, Strategy & Business Development
Esther joined RSF in 2005 and is the Vice President for Strategy and Business Development. She is responsible for the strategic development of the organization, the expansion of its products and services, and what we affectionately refer to as “the how” of what we do. As Director of Lending between 2007 and 2011, Esther oversaw a tripling of the organization’s lending activities to social enterprises nationally.
Previously, Esther was a senior consultant for ShoreBank Advisory Services, where she provided strategic and financial planning advice for Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), particularly small business and affordable-housing loan funds. She also trained lenders internationally in small business lending practices, and underwrote Program Related Investments (PRIs) for private foundation clients. Prior to joining ShoreBank, Esther lived in Nukus, Uzbekistan, teaching English and conducting program evaluation work for the United Nations. Esther received her MPP from University of Chicago and BA in Social Welfare from the University of California Berkeley. She lives in Berkeley, California with her husband, Greg, and their two children, Evangeline and Bryce.
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