Carolyn Clarke recently retired after seven years at Pacific Community Ventures (PCV), a nonprofit that invests in communities to create good jobs and better livelihoods for working people. As PCV’s Chief Financial Officer, she was responsible for the Nonprofit’s financial management, accounting, treasury, technology and Human Resources activities. In addition, Carolyn created and established PCV’s Loan Fund, a Community Development Financial Institution, which lends to small businesses with diverse ownership to help them scale and create jobs and community improvement. As Chief Credit Officer, she oversaw PCV’s lending initiatives.
Carolyn is a senior Corporate Finance Executive with over 25 years of experience in banking and corporate management in both the for-profit and nonprofit arenas. Prior to joining PCV, Carolyn worked in Nonprofit Healthcare and in general nonprofit financial consulting. On the for-profit side, she was Vice President and Treasurer for Office Depot overseeing all finance both domestic and international. Carolyn also has many years of investment banking and domestic and international lending experience with Citigroup.
In addition to serving on Public Advocates’ Audit Committee since 2004, Carolyn has also served on the board of a domestic microfinance organization. A native New Yorker, she holds a B.A. with honors from Barnard College and an M.B.A. with honors from Columbia Business School.