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Brian Milder

EVP of Strategy & Innovation, Root Capital


Brian Milder is Executive Vice President for Strategy & Innovation at Root Capital where he leads R&D on new products and services, social & environmental impact assessment, and field building related to agricultural finance. In this latter capacity he was a founding member and serves as Director for the Council on Smallholder Agricultural Finance (CSAF), an alliance of 12 social lenders that collectively deploy $700 million in credit annually to the agricultural "missing middle." CSAF is in the process of developing a blended finance facility and accompanying technical assistance facility to unlock additional lending to agricultural enterprises in Africa. Prior to joining Root Capital in 2007, he served on the leadership team for Health Leads, a pioneer in addressing the social factors affecting patient health in the United States, and helped launch a venture fund to incubate social enterprises for the Nonprofit Enterprise and Self-sustainability Team (NESsT) in Santiago, Chile.