Ellis Carr has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services and mortgage industries. Carr has served as Capital Impact Partners’ President and Chief Executive Officer since 2016. As of April 2021, he is the Chief Executive Officer of CDC Small Business Finance.
Prior to joining Capital Impact, he held various positions in the investments, capital markets, strategy, and corporate finance areas within Freddie Mac, and in fixed-income fund management both domestically and abroad at Deutsche Bank. Carr is an Aspen Institute Finance Leader Fellow; serves on Morgan Stanley’s Community Development Advisory Board; is the Board Chair for Martha’s Table; and Board Treasurer for HPN (the Housing Partnership Network). In 2018, he was recognized on Washington Business Journal’s list of “Top Minority Business Leaders,” as well as being named among their “Top 40 Under 40” business executives in 2015. Carr graduated from Towson University with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. He also received a Master’s degree in Real Estate with a concentration in Finance from Georgetown University.