Jeff Brenner is the President and CEO of IMPACT Community Capital, an SEC registered investment adviser advancing opportunity in underinvested communities through purpose driven investments. Jeff leads the development and implementation of strategy and directs the overall operations of the Company. Formed in 1998 by leading insurance companies, IMPACT delivers institutional investment solutions unlocking value for investors while building the necessary infrastructure for underinvested communities. Since its formation, the Company has originated over $2 billion of investments in 43 states and created 48,000 units of affordable housing.
Jeff has 35 years of experience in the financial sector, including 25 years specializing in impact investing bringing a determination to harness the power of capital markets to address intractable social problems and enact systemic change. After joining IMPACT in 2012, Jeff led the development of IMPACT’s current strategic business plan transitioning the Company from a captive investment manager to a leading impact investing platform. Under his leadership IMPACT has pioneered the use of commercial mortgage backed securities to drive capital in scale for affordable housing
Prior to joining IMPACT, Jeff served as Chief Financial Officer for Capital Impact Partners, one of the nation’s largest Community Development Financial Institutions. While at CIP, he led the innovation of community development finance in scale growing AUM to $850 million and raising over $600 million from institutional investors.
Jeff received his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from California State University, Sacramento.