As Executive Director, Reco Owens leads a staff of financial experts and community development professionals at Neighborhood Progress Fund, a community development financial institution that provides access to capital and business advisory services to small businesses and entrepreneurs. Reco brings approximately 15 years of experience in finance, lending, real estate and community development. Previously, Reco was Director of Lending at Neighborhood Progress Fund where he was responsible for managing all aspects of the lending process which included sourcing, screening, underwriting and closing new loans. In addition to managing the lending process, he was also responsible for portfolio management.
Prior to joining Neighborhood Progress Fund, Reco was Asset Manager for New Markets Tax Credits at The Reinvestment Fund. In that role, he managed TRF’s portfolio by analyzing and identifying risks in the portfolio and was in charge of NMTC program compliance with the CDFI Fund.
Reco is a Chartered Financial Analyst and has a Master’s in Business Administration from The Simon School of Business at The University of Rochester, where he concentrated in Finance and Corporate Accounting. Reco also has a Bachelor of Arts from Duke University, where he majored in Sociology.