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President & CEO

Kevin Dick began as President & CEO with the Carolina Small Business Development Fund i(CSBDF) in February 2020 after decades of professional experience working in economic, community, and workforce development at the local government level. He leads a team of approximately 37 full-time employees and has accountability for a $20m loan portfolio with $34m in assets under management. Since joining CSBDF, Kevin has helped to bring about a resurgence of the organization as a community and economic development entity with a statewide focus.  During his tenure, CSBDF has deployed over $40m in capital and provided loans, grants and technical assistance to over 2000 North Carolina-based small businesses from primarily underserved communities. CSBDF has also conducted economic policy research that has informed government officials, philanthropic organizations, financial services institutions and other key stakeholders. He has worked with the Board and staff to devise a streamlined Strategic Plan, perform an organizational re-alignment and led the organization to become the #1 SBA Community Advantage Lender in NC for 2022 and the #1 community development financial institution (CDFI) for SBA (7a) lending in NC (#22 overall). CSBDF has also become a go-to agency for the administration of public sector loan and grant programs, which has brought relief to thousands of small businesses throughout NC that were adversely impacted by the global pandemic.


Prior to joining CSBDF, Kevin held high-level community, economic and workforce development roles with the City of Charlotte, City of Durham, the Broward (FL) Workforce Development Board and the City of Dania Beach, FL.  Initiatives under Kevin’s management have been nationally recognized by the International Economic Development Council, the NC Sustainable Business Council, National League of Cities, US Conference of Mayors, Walmart Foundation, the US Department of Labor, and the US Environmental Protection Agency. 


Kevin holds board and committee positions with the International Economic Development Council, the United Minority Contractors of NC, the North Carolina Economic Development Association, and the Garner Chamber of Commerce. He holds a Master's in Urban and Regional Planning from Florida Atlantic University and a Bachelor of Science in International Business from Georgetown University. He has also been designated as a Certified Economic Developer (CEcD) by the International Economic Development Council.


Originally from Montclair, NJ, he enjoys watching sports, listening to music and spending time with his family and friends in his spare time.


(919) 803-1437 x 226

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