Many of you may have already heard, but I returned to work today! I accepted an offer from Unitus to be VP Marketing and Communications! I have a lot to learn about the microfinance industry, but from what I’ve seen of the Unitus team and what they’ve accomplished to date, I’m excited to jump in, start learning, and help them accomplish even more great things.
So, you’ll probably start to see some more microfinance-oriented blog entries — not sure if that means I should start up a fresh/new blog or not, but I don’t think I will — will try to continue to keep this for overall life experiences.
For my friends who ask “What does Unitus do”, here goes:
- Unitus is a microfinance accelerator — for those unfamiliar with the term microfinance, you can think of it as ‘banking services for the poor’
- That is, we work to identify the highest-potential microfinance institutions around the world, and then if our interests are aligned, we partner with them and invest capital and capacity-building consulting to help them achieve exponential growth
- So, we serve a function very similar to venture capital firms or top-tier business schools — we try to find the best, and then make them even better
Please check out the Unitus website to learn more, and please send ideas — one of my first tasks is to do some site/search-engine optimization work — will take a few weeks for changes (meta data, dmoz categorization, etc) to take effect and populate through the web 🙂