Patricia Foley Hinnen
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Patricia started Capital Sisters to raise business capital for impoverished women in developing countries and to promote financial inclusion around the world.
Patricia has worked in economic development and international affairs for the past three decades with the U.S. Congress, the U.S. State Department, and the microfinance industry. Since 1998, she has helped establish seven domestic and international microfinance organizations under the Capital Sisters umbrella, raised loan capital for tens of thousands of women’s micro businesses in 25 countries, and served as a Microfinance Advisor to the State Department where she represented the U.S. in the 21-nation Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation forum (APEC) for a decade as head of the Women Leaders Network. She served on the board of The International Alliance for Women, and was the Co-founder and Managing Director of their Microenterprise Development Program for its first decade. Within the U.S., Patricia was the Co-founder of Colorado Microcredit, the Micro Business Development Center, and the Colorado Microfinance Alliance. Patricia developed a passion for international affairs during tours in the U.S. Peace Corps in West and Southern Africa, an overseas posting in Europe, and travel to more than 60 countries. Patricia has a BA in Political Science and Economics from the University of Colorado and Master of Public Policy and Program Evaluation from Denver University.
Chief Financial Officer
Sondra is responsible for all finance and operational matters, including the Sister Bonds® Investment Program.
Sondra has had an extensive and varied career in international finance. She spent fifteen years as an investment banker, for Macquarie Bank and Barclays Capital, primarily in London, where she raised private funding for public infrastructure projects in Europe and around the world. She was also part of the team that launched Macquarie’s infrastructure funds management business in Europe and she managed significant asset acquisitions on behalf of the funds. Before joining Capital Sisters she was the Finance Manager for Engineers Without Borders – USA. Sondra has an Economics Degree from Brandeis and an MBA from Wharton.
Susan contributes her analytical and writing skills, teamwork, evaluation and reporting experience to the advancement of our Investment Program and the development of our SalesForce platform.
Susan has over 15 years’ experience working and volunteering with a variety of nonprofit, religious, educational, and public sector organizations. She developed an interest in international development and poverty alleviation while spending three years as a community development volunteer in Guatemala. Through her roles as an Independent Nonprofit Consultant and State Grants Administrator for the Colorado State Library, Susan brings strategic planning, data analysis, and grant administration experience to her work with Capital Sisters. Susan received her BA in Economics from Goshen College and an MS in Urban Studies from Cleveland State University.
Donor Investor Relations
Sarah is responsible for our donor and investor relationships, events, and expanding our donor and investor circles across the country.
Sarah joined Capital Sisters in 2013 and has been fundamental to the administration of the organization since then. Prior to Capital Sisters, Sarah co-founded a successful consulting company, whose services have included a wide array of marketing, recruiting and industry research for clients including a major U.S. packaging company. Additionally, Sarah has worked in the environmental sector promoting water conservation and alpine restoration practices in Colorado and teaching environmental education in coordination with the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Sarah has a Bachelor of Science degree in Environmental Science from the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, VA.
Jodi serves as Executive Assistant to our CEO, Patricia Foley Hinnen, and is integral to organizing our day to day operations
Jodi joined Capital Sisters in 2016 to provide administrative support to the organization. Her background is in hospitality sales and management, with over two decades of experience with several large national hotel groups. In these roles she developed and implemented strategies to maximize revenue growth through marketing, sales, promotion, advertising, and public relations. She brings to Capital Sisters her well-developed organizational skills, and her ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Jodi has a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work from Colorado State University (1987).
Karen works with management and staff to facilitate our expansion, providing assistance with technical projects as well as consulting on Human Resources needs.
Karen joined Capital Sisters in 2015 to provide support to the organization’s growth in the areas of Human Resources and office systems automation. Her background includes multiple roles in Human Resources management consulting, with specialties in compensation, benefits, performance management and survey design. Karen holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois (1981), and an MBA from the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University (1990).
Courtney brings over ten years of experience in impact investing, business management and private equity to the organization.
Prior to joining Capital Sisters, Courtney was an associate at Acumen Fund, a leading international non-profit impact investment fund. Based out of Acumen’s Lahore, Pakistan office, Courtney engaged in due diligence, monthly reporting and a global organization-wide post-investment standardization process. In 2006, Courtney founded and built a women-focused board sports company and was an associate at KRG Capital Partners, a middle market private equity firm.