Matthew Reilein joined National Equity Fund, Inc. (NEF) in June 2019 as president & CEO. Before joining the company, he served as managing director and partner overseeing community development and part of the Opportunity Zone team for Cresset Partners. Previously he was managing director and head of Impact Investing at O’Brien-Staley Partners and managing director, community development banking with JP Morgan Chase leading New Markets Tax Credit and intermediary lending with community development banking.
Reilein’s background provides a wealth of experience in community finance, development and impact investing. Since 2004 he has been building relationships and leading teams to deliver market-driven capital to low-income communities.
He has developed a reputation as a leader within the industry, and currently serves as the chair of the board of directors of Chicago Community Loan Fund. Reilein previously served on the executive committee of the New Markets Tax Credit Coalition and has been frequently involved with the Community Development Financial Institutions Fund (CDFI Fund) at the US Department of the Treasury on market dynamics.
Reilein holds a Master of Business Administration degree in finance and marketing from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management and a bachelor’s degree in international politics from Georgetown University. He serves on the Board of Governors of Georgetown University, the Metropolitan Planning Council and Timeline Theater.