Lorri M. Ruffin

VP of Entrepreneur Services

A believer in leaders, Lori is an upbeat strategic thinker, speaker, and Founder of The COO Team, an operations agency that specializes in helping companies and nonprofits get the strategy and systems they need to scale. Drawing from her experience at a Fortune 500 company and serving national and international nonprofits, she equips entrepreneurs who lead small to mid-sized businesses and nonprofit ventures to expand their capacity. She has worked with organizations such as Kumveka, Women Doing Well, Generous Giving, Urban Hope and the New Hill Development Foundation and the V3 Movement. She serves as Vice President of Entrepreneur Support Services with Kind Capital and lives in Richmond, VA with her husband and two daughters. Lori earned her undergraduate degree in Business from The University of Richmond and her MBA from Regent University’s School of Global Leadership and Entrepreneurship. She currently serves on the boards of Jobs RVA a jobs skills program for the unemployed and underemployed and Virginia Community Voice, a community development nonprofit that invests in community leaders and prepares institutions to equitably engage and make decisions regarding historically marginalized communities.

Mission-Driven Executive Team

Diverse in experience, united in mission. The Kind Capital team brings 100+ years of combined experience across industries and leadership roles, authentically mission-driven to leverage our skills to catalyze positive sustainable impact while driving financial returns for our partners & investors. We have experience working with early stage companies through large Fortune 500 conglomerates across the full spectrum of asset classes, including structuring program-related investments (PRI), mission-related investments (MRI), social impact bonds (SIB) and income share agreements (ISA).

John Duong

Founder & CEO

Dr Jason Buchanan

Venture Partner and SWOT Team

Debbie McKeon

Partner and Senior Advisor, Strategic Partnerships

Kimberly M. James

Director, Head of Metrics & Evaluation

Thomas Hornbeck

CTO and Venture Partner

Lori M. Ruffin

VP of Entrepreneur Services

Grace M. Kataoka

Partner, Impact and ESG Investing Research and Advisory

Ash Sharma

Director, Sustainable Investments and Corporate Responsibility

Jenna Fuentes

Community Engagement Manager

Advisory Council

Andre Bennin

Jennifer Oertel

Melanie Audette

Joe Fuller

Rich Krygiel

Thomas Terdjman

Ted Mitchell

Sonal Shah

Karen Tay

Meredith Finn

Senior Workers of Talent (SWOT)

Joy Profet

Superpower: COO & Comms

Ray Wilburn

Superpower: Finance & Compliance

Keith Aikens

Superpower: Comms, Racial Equity

Marissa Lowman

Superpower: Product & Innovation

Isaac Segal

Superpower: EdTech, Entrepreneurship, Management

Lucia Weathers

Superpower: Strategic Comms

Maria Del Toro

Superpower: Philanthropic Fundraising, Strategy, & Management

Jocelyn Sargent

Superpower: Philanthropy, Racial Equity/EDI, Leadership
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