Lafayette Square 

Lafayette Square is an impact-driven, minority-owned investment platform. Founded by Damien Dwin in 2020, the Firm confronts critical societal challenges with capital and services in three core areas: housing, jobs, and financial inclusion. For more information about Lafayette Square, please visit lafayettesquare.com

Job Description 

Managing Director, Credit Platform Development 

Reports to: Chief of Staff 

Lafayette Square 

Lafayette Square is an impact investment platform working locally to create an inclusive American economy. We invest capital and services in three core areas: Credit, Renewable Energy, and Real Estate. Founded by Damien Dwin in 2020, our mission is to be the leading provider of impact-driven capital, financing communities, entrepreneurs, and diverse investment talent.

Lafayette Square believes combining capital with services creates long-term, sustainable impact in underserved communities.

Job Summary  

Lafayette Square is seeking an experienced credit professional to join the team in a horizontal role to lead development of credit solutions across the platform. This role will be required to have multi-disciplinary expertise and work across the platform to define technological solutions for common challenges in the underwriting, origination, and portfolio management of prospective and portfolio credits. The position will be required to define business requirement, understand various internal data models and work with both technology and business teams to build Lafayette for scale.  

Responsibilities 

  • Understand the credit investing across sectors, industries, geographies, and company sizes across the entire deal lifecycle 
  • Coordinate with technology teams to define business requirements for internal algorithms and scoring/rating systems, internal and external user & client portals and automations for manual workflows 
  • Develop and lead underwriting and risk management functions for “smaller” business credit originations, including 7(a) and 504 structures 
  • Identify automation opportunities across the deal lifecycle  
  • Effectively prioritize key tasks and coordinate with both business and technology teams to implement solutions 
  • Analyze various data sources and evaluate their significance (or not) in multi-variate models  
  • Manage complex, long-term programs and projects 
  • Track, evaluate, and report on ROI   

Requirements 

  • Candidates should have a significant background in credit investing and significant experience in various roles (successful candidates will likely have more than 10 years of experience)
  • Strong preference will be given to candidates that have experience with multiple roles/functions within the deal lifecycle (e.g. origination, underwriting, and portfolio management) 
  • Experience and understanding of technology from a business perspective highly preferred  
  • Knowledge of statistics and key statistical principles required 
  • Experience with data analysis and modeling 
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving abilities 
  • Ability to understand and interpret complex datasets, and derive useful applications 
  • Solid oral and written communication skills, especially around credit, investment, analytical concepts and methods 
  • Great work ethic and intellectual curiosity
  • Basic knowledge on software development principles and architecture

Compensation 

Competitive with market 

Contact 

For more information, please email your resume to: careers@lafayettesquare.com

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