Matthew Speh joined UrbanPromise in the Fall of 2015 as Director of Social Enterprise with a focus on developing direct entry level work experience & training opportunities for Camden’s youth while generating incremental funding support for UP’s programs. For the previous ten years Matthew worked in the international development sector directing impact investment teams with Grameen Foundation (non-profit organization) and with MicroVest Capital Management (start-up private fund) which capitalized microfinance institutions and social enterprises that promoted improved economic livelihoods and job creation for the poor and underbanked.
Earlier in his career, Matthew completed a formal credit training program and worked for over six years with Bank of America (Fleet National Bank and BankBoston) engaged in corporate banking, private equity, and distressed asset management. Matthew holds an M.B.A. from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University and graduated from James Madison University with a degree in International Studies. On the volunteer front he has served with Citizen Schools, Junior Achievement and UrbanPromise instructing entrepreneurship courses for middle and high school students who prepare business plans, apply for bank funding and launch their own mini-enterprises.