Ed Briscoe founded Weave Social Finance, LLC in 2012 after over 8 years with Greenline Ventures (formerly a division of GMAC Commercial Holdings and Capmark Finance Inc.), an investor, lender, and Community Development Entity. He participated in some of the earliest deals funded by the New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program in early 2004. Ed has deep experience in the sourcing, underwriting, impact evaluation, structuring, and closing of NMTC transactions. Ed is an adviser and consultant to various Community Development Entities, non-profits, real estate projects, and triple-bottom line businesses. Ed has facilitated over $300 million in NMTC investments ranging from small retail developments to large rural manufacturing facilities.
In late 2014, Ed founded Impact Charitable, a 501c3 offering donor advised funds that are 100% invested in impact. The organization’s mission is to activate charitable dollars for impact within the over $50 billion donor advised fund market.
Ed has a B.S. in business administration from Samford University and an MBA from Vanderbilt University with concentrations in finance, strategy, and human and organizational performance. He currently serves on the board as vice president of the Rocky Mountain Micro-Finance Institute in Denver. Ed is also an “Unreasonable Angel” with the Unreasonable Institute in Boulder, CO, a member of the Investors Circle, and an investor in the Impact HUB Boulder. As an advocate and supporter of social enterprise, Ed serves on the board for two social enterprises providing jobs for people with barriers to employment – Mission Wear and Knotty Tie Co.
Sung Ju Park began working with Weave Social Finance, LLC in 2015 after 4 years as an investment officer with CEI Capital Management LLC. Sung Ju originated, underwrote, and closed 15 transactions totaling over $232 million in NMTC funding while at CEI. He was selected as a Citi Foundation / Opportunity Finance Network Emerging Leader in 2015. Prior to his NMTC focused work, Sung Ju was an actuarial analyst in South Korea and served with Teach For America in rural North Carolina.
Sung Ju has a B.S. in mathematics from Grinnell College and a master of regional planning, community economic development, and real estate finance from Cornell University. He is currently pursuing a masters in statistics from the University of Southern Maine, while teaching mathematics at the university. Sung Ju maintains a variety of volunteer efforts including mentoring with Teach for America and as a drummer at his church in Portland, ME.