Ellis B. Carr
President & Chief Executive Officer
Capital Impact Partners
Former Manager of Investments & Capital Markets
Freddie Mac

Ellis B. Carr, has spent more than two decades addressing the social and economic justice issues that impact underserved communities through his work in the financial services and community development sectors. That effort continues as the President and CEO of Capital Impact Partners, a role he was promoted to in 2016 after serving as the organization’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) for four years. Among his institutional priorities, Mr. Carr leads Capital Impact’s 2020 strategy, an ambitious agenda anchored by four strategic pillars: addressing systemic poverty, building equitable opportunities, creating healthy communities and ensuring inclusive growth. As CFO, Mr. Carr was instrumental in raising and structuring over $200M in capital for the firm and led the effort for Capital Impact to become a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta. In 2015, he was recognized as one of the “Top 40 under 40” business executives by the Washington Business Journal. Mr. Carr’s financial expertise was honed over many years in the private sector. He held various positions during his tenure at Freddie Mac including roles in Investments and Capital Markets, and Strategy and Corporate Finance. Prior to Freddie Mac, he worked domestically and abroad for Deutsche Bank. Mr. Carr is the Treasurer and Board Member of Martha’s Table; a Board member of the Opportunity Finance Network (OFN) and the Housing Partnership Network (HPN). Mr. Carr graduated from Towson University with an undergraduate degree in accounting, and a master’s degree from Georgetown University.