Technical Assistance


Patrick Davis

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Thursday February 16 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Senior Vice President of Strategy
Community Reinvestment Fund, Inc.

Patrick Davis is the Senior Vice President of Strategy at Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF), a national Community Development Financial Institution dedicated to empowering people and strengthening communities through innovative financial solutions. As Senior Vice President, Patrick oversees the development of technology solutions, programs, products, and funds that contribute to the advancement of CRF’s organizational mission and vision. Previously, Patrick served as Senior Strategy Officer at Calvert Social Investment Foundation where he worked with investors, financial advisors, and philanthropic institutions to incorporate social and environmental impact into investment portfolios. Prior to joining Calvert Foundation in 2008, Patrick held positions at the Center for Student Opportunity and the Meltzer Group. He is a StartingBloc Fellow, a graduate of the CIVICUS leadership program, and a technology and design enthusiast, having completed immersive programs in User Experience Design and Web Development at General Assembly. Patrick attended University of Maryland, College Park, where he received degrees in Economics, Political Science, and Latin American Studies.

Olivia Nutter

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Thursday February 16 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Prism Group

Olivia Nutter is an economic and community development policy professional with diverse experience in the government, financial, and non-profit sectors. She is adept at in-depth policy analysis and creation and communicating across stakeholders in the economic/community development ecosystem. She has dedicated her career to economic equity and leverages her knowledge of policymaking and community engagement to further the goal of equitable economic growth.

Olivia worked as a credit analyst at one of the largest Community Development Financial Institutions in the country and on the Senate Small Business & Entrepreneurship Committee, where she created the diversity, equity, and inclusion portfolio for the Democratic staff. 

A native of Philadelphia, Olivia graduated from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts in Urban Studies with a focus in Political Science.

Rabia Piacentini

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Thursday February 16 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Chief Operating Officer and Co-Founder

Rabia Piacentini grew up in Mexico and the Caribbean where her father designed and built resorts. She became fascinated in the way everything operated and how technology naturally enhanced all functions. She has worked for major corporations like Disney ABC Television group where she helped create emotional recognition technology, and was able to accurately predict Nielsen ratings for TV pilots. She realized there was a massive gap in access to resources in the nonprofit and public sector and wanted to help solve real life problems with operations and technology when it comes to access for all. She has worked at several major and smaller nonprofits focusing on providing housing for the unhoused, bridging the major gaps in education for minority students, ending child labor, along with removing barriers to voter access across the United States. She co-founded MStreetX with her colleagues and is COO; MStreetX's main focus is to democratize access to capital and resources to underserved communities.

Rachel Reilly

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Thursday February 16 2:00 - 4:00 PM

Senior Advisor
Council of Development Finance Agencies

Rachel Reilly is the Founder of Aces & Archers, a strategic advisory and consulting firm focused on addressing socioeconomic inequality by reimagining traditional models for economic growth and private investing. Rachel previously served as the Director of Impact Strategy at the Economic Innovation Group (EIG) where she led the organization’s work to support communities, policymakers and investors catalyzing sustainable economic growth in Opportunity Zones across the nation. Prior to EIG, Rachel was the Director of Impact Investing at Enterprise Community Partners where she expanded community investment opportunities for people and businesses by leading Enterprise’s $100 million debt offering – the Impact Note – as well as policy and advocacy activities related to impact investing. She has a Master’s in Real Estate Development from the University of Maryland, and served two terms as an elected representative in Washington, D.C.

David Rixter

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Thursday February 16 2:00 - 4:00 PM


David Rixter, CEO and Co-Founder of MStreetX, a placed-based FinTech Platform that aims to democratize access to capital resources to all communities. Prior to MStreetX, David created Once United Globe and HCR Consulting LLC and focused his efforts to impact marginalized communities by touting the value proposition of adopting emerging technologies to prepare them for the 4th Industrial Revolution. From 20011-2017, David worked at the federal government where he managed a $500MM+ national portfolio for the U.S. Department of Treasury's State Small Business Credit Initiative (SSBCI). In his role at Treasury, David led outreach and strategic planning efforts, fostered relationships with state and federal officials, and provided technical assistance to over a third of the United States. A few of David's key successes include developing the first ever Treasury supported Inclusive/Rural Entrepreneurship convenings and peer-to-peer strategy sessions for states to collaborate on successful deployment of federal funds and leading inter-agency discussions to support the efforts. David has 20 years of experience in Community and Economic development, having worked with state, quasi-governmental and the federal government to grow the nation's economy.
David led a team for Treasury's Small Business Lending Fund (SBLF) which created the methodology for evaluating financial institutions and during the Great Recession at Fannie Mae he implemented pricing for Home Affordable Refinance and Jumbo Conforming loans.
David is an Empower advisory board member for Network Kansas - where he actively contributes to the development and launching of programs that ensure minority entrepreneurs have the opportunity to access resources that meet their specific needs.
David lives in Northern Virginia with his wife and two young sons.

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