Andrea Phillips MPP 1994
Vice President, Urban Investment Group, Goldman Sachs
Phillips leads the Goldman Sachs Social Impact Fund and deal teams with a focus on social innovation and economic development financing; she also developed the Access to Capital program as part of the 10,000 Small Businesses Initiative. Phillips led the investment in the Rikers Island Social Impact Bond, the first such transaction ever executed by a financial institution and in the US market. More recently, she led the application of the approach to financing early childhood education in Utah and recidivism reduction and job creation in Massachusetts.
She has more than 20 years of experience developing small business, workforce, and community development programs. Before joining Goldman Sachs, she was a consultant providing strategic and operational planning services to a variety of public and private sector clients. Previously, she was president of Seedco Financial, a $54 million community development financial institution that provides affordable capital to small businesses and nonprofits in disadvantaged communities. Prior to that, she was executive vice president for programs at Seedco, where she developed strategies for and oversaw the implementation of all Seedco programs, totaling nearly $50 million in funding annually.
Phillips holds a BA from Tufts University and an MPP from HKS.