Andrea Phillips is a Vice President in the Urban Investment Group of Goldman Sachs with a focus on developing CDFI partnerships around access to capital for small businesses and economic development investing. She has over 20 years of experience in developing small business, workforce and community development programs. Most recently, she was a consultant providing strategic and operational planning services to a variety of public and private sector clients. Previously, Ms. Phillips was President of Seedco Financial, a $54 million Community Development Financial Institution(CDFI) which provides affordable capital to small businesses and non-profits in disadvantaged communities.
Prior to that she was Executive Vice President for Programs at Seedco, where she was responsible for developing strategies for and overseeing the implementation of all Seedco programs, totaling nearly $50 million in funding annually. Prior to her time at Seedco, she served as Deputy Director for Research and Evaluation for New York City's Victim Services Agency and as a Program Director at the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC).
Ms. Phillips holds a BA from Tufts University and a MA in Public Policy from the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.more » « less