As a senior director in Arabella Advisors’ New York City office, Renée Eyma leads team members in providing strategy, initiative design and management, and convening and engagement services to a variety of philanthropic clients. In her work at Arabella, Renée draws on a combination of facilitative leadership, strategy, and thoughtful business and implementation planning to build and sustain effective social enterprises. She also engages and manages diverse stakeholders within and across organizations to plan and act for impact.
Renée brings over 15 years of experience in the social sector and has managed convenings and complex communities of practice in education, international development, and other fields. During her time at Arabella, Renée has helped incubate and launch organizations in the education sector and designed and managed initiatives impacting tens of thousands of teachers and many more students. She has also spearheaded due diligence and grant decision-making processes for various clients.
Prior to joining Arabella Advisors, Renée was at the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF), where she advised nonprofit executives, board members, and funders on strengthening the capitalization of organizations and the nonprofit sector more broadly. Renée facilitated strategic conversations on organizations’ future planning efforts, led research and analysis efforts, and delivered educational workshops.
In addition to consulting experience, Renée brings significant investment experience to her work. She served as vice president of Investment and Consulting Services at the New American Schools Investment Fund, a social investment fund devoted to meeting the financing and technical assistance needs of nonprofit organizations and private companies operating in K-12 public education. In that capacity, Renée worked to establish systems and infrastructure for a start-up fund and managed a portfolio of loans and equity investments. Earlier in her career, Renée was part of NFF’s financial services team, responsible for underwriting, closing, and monitoring loans to nonprofit clients. She has also worked on strategic charter school financing initiatives at the National Cooperative Bank Development Corporation.
Renée holds an MBA from the Yale School of Management and an AB in history from Harvard University. She also holds a certificate in leadership and organizational development from New York University.