Creation Investments Capital Management, LLC is a leading impact investment management company dedicated to private equity investments in the financial services industry. Leveraging our deep industry experience, we partner with management teams to inject growth equity and facilitate buyout transactions in firms specializing in microfinance, small-and-medium enterprise credit, leasing, factoring, insurance, savings, payments and mobile money.
Creation Investments currently manages several private funds and other investment vehicles for individual, family office and institutional investors. Together with our portfolio companies, we provide access to capital to the unbanked and underbanked to engage in small-business activity, significantly impacting those living at the bottom of the economic pyramid. Currently, our companies directly serve over 10 million entrepreneurs with over $15 billion in small business loans outstanding, and millions more with micro-savings, micro-insurance and mobile payment tools.
IMPACT INVESTING IN FINANCIAL INCLUSION
A diversified portfolio for maximum impact
Providing underbanked and unbanked populations with access to capital and other financial products (including micro-savings, FX/remittance services, debit and credit cards, and micro-insurance).
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs)
Supporting the proliferation of companies that are the backbone of modern economies and can be crucial engines of development through their role as efficient producers, innovators and employers.
Other Social Ventures
Investing in businesses that have at their core a dedication to those living in poverty, enabling them to be consumers and producers through critical products and services.
Serving the expanding middle class in Emerging Markets
Creation's team of investment professionals has over 60 years of combined international finance experience. Our financial services specialization gives us a singular focus allowing us to identify, evaluate, structure, and negotiate investment opportunities on a global scale, work closely with the management teams of our portfolio companies to build value through a variety of initiatives.
FOUNDER & MANAGING PARTNER
Mr. Fisher founded Creation in 2007 coming from JPMorgan and continues to lead all operations in the firm including deal generation, deal structuring, capital raising and investor relations. He chairs the firm's Investment Committee and sits on the board of many of the firms portfolio companies, along with several other for-profit and not-for-profit institutions. Mr. Fisher graduated from the University of Notre Dame and received his MBA from Northwestern University.
Ken Vander Weele
PARTNER & CO-FOUNDER
Mr. Vander Weele is a co-founding board member of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I and was instrumental in the establishment of Creation Investments. He sits on the firm's Investment Committee and on the board of many portfolio companies. Mr. Vander Weele is a CPA and has his PhD from Oxford.
Mr. Wagner joined Creation Investments in 2013 and leads the firm's efforts n Latin America. Previously, Mr. Wagner was an Executive Director with Morgan Stanley, where he had leadership responsibility for the Firm’s activities in microfinance. He sits on the Investment Committee and on the boards of our portfolio companies in Latin America.
Mr. Day joined Creation Investments in 2011 helping grow the firm over the past eight years. Previously, he was a Technical Advisor to the microfinance institution, Five Talents Uganda in Kampala, Uganda. Prior to that, Mr. Day was a Financial Analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group at the investment banking firm Houlihan Lokey.
Mr. Zdravkovic joined Creation Investments in 2017 as an Associate, moving to Chicago from New York where he previously worked at Barclays in Investment Banking with their Financial Institutions Group.
Mr. Yepes joined Creation Investments in 2018 as an Associate, moving to Chicago from New York where he previously worked at Morgan Stanley and Citigroup in Investment Banking with a focus on Latin America.
Dianna De Laurentis
Ms. De Laurentis joined Creation Investments in 2015 as a Operations Manager. She manages operations for the firm.
Mrs. Currie joined Creation Investments in 2011 as a Controller. She manages financial reporting for the firm. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband Tim and two children.
Mrs. Kowalski joined Creation Investments in 2018, having worked previously with Northern Trust and Woodfield Fund Administration. She has her CPA designation and leads accounting and reporting for the firm. She lives in Chicago, Illinois with her husband and son Jacob.
Patrick T. Fisher is the Chairman of the Advisory Board Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I, II, III and IV.
Ken Vander Weele
Ken Vander Weele is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I, II and III. He is the Secretary of the Board and is a member of the Fund’s Valuation Committee.
Andrew W. Code
Andy Code is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I, II, III and IV and a member of the Audit and Valuation Committees.
John (Jack) E. Neal
Jack Neal is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I, II, III and IV. He is the Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Valuation Committee.
Dale Hunt is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund III and IV.
Jason LaFrance is one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund II, III and IV. He is a member of the Audit Committee and Valuation Committee.
Bryan Daniels was one of the Advisory Board members of Creation Investments Social Ventures Fund I and II.
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