Ethan Loufield

Research Director

Ethan joined CFI in 2017 after spending the first 15 years of his career in a range of finance roles in the government, financial, and nonprofit sectors.

Currently, Ethan is responsible for the successful implementation of Inclusive Fintech 50 – an initiative that recognizes promising early-stage fintechs driving financial inclusion around the globe – including program design and execution, and delivery of incentives and knowledge products. Previously, he was Director of Strategy and Operations, providing overall support to CFI’s programmatic, operational, and communications activities.

Ethan started his career with the Peace Corps before moving into the financial services arena, first in equipment finance with General Electric, and then as a relationship manager with Wells Fargo Business Credit, where he managed a portfolio of over two dozen clients representing nearly $100 million in annual funding volume. He also served for several years as the CFO of a nonprofit independent school before entering the fintech space with RevolutionCredit (now known as Scorenomics), an Accion Venture Lab portfolio company specializing in the use of behavioral data and analytics in consumer credit.

Ethan holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Rhode Island, an MBA in finance from Indiana University, and a certificate in digital money from the Digital Frontiers Institute and The Fletcher School at Tufts University. He is proficient in French.

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