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Dollars and Change: September 6, 2018

Hosts Sandi Hunt and Nick Ashburn are joined by Zafar Brooks (Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion, Hyundai Motor America), Brandon Krieg (CEO & Co-Founder, STASH), and Ami Dalal (Managing Director, FINCA Ventures) on the Thursday, September 6, 2018 edition of Dollars and Change.

Air Date: Thursday, September 6, 2018 on SiriusXM 132

Ami Dalal

Air Time: 8:30 am
Featuring: Ami Dalal

Zafar Brooks

Air Time: 8:00 am
Featuring: Zafar Brooks

Brandon Krieg

Air Time: 9:00 am
Featuring: Brandon Krieg

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Zafar Brooks

Director, Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion, Hyundai Motor America

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Zafar Brooks is the Director of Corporate Social Responsibility and Diversity & Inclusion for Hyundai Motor America. He is also Executive Director of Hyundai Hope On Wheels, Hyundai’s non-profit organization to helps kids fight cancer. At Hyundai, Brooks leads the company’s diversity efforts to support a culture of inclusion and equality. He runs the company’s corporate social responsibility program to create better communities through philanthropic activities. Brooks leads strategic direction and grant program for Hyundai Hope On Wheels. Under his leadership, the program has donated over $130 million to fund research for pediatric cancer.

Brooks is a veteran automotive executive, who has held executive level positions at Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen of America. He has received awards and recognition from prestigious organizations such as PRNews, Langston Bar Association, NCLR, The Human Rights Campaign Foundation, Diversity Inc., NAACP, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Rainbow PUSH, Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute, TELACU, Ajamu Group, Urban Wheel Awards, and the National Association of Minority Automobile Dealers. He serves on numbers boards and advisory councils supporting issues on diversity, education and economic empowerment.

He is a frequent guest speaker and has published articles on the topics of CSR and diversity, and on the importance of pediatric cancer research. Brooks holds a Bachelor’s Degree from Fisk University and Master’s Degree from Webster University, as well as certificates from the University of California at Irvine; Duke University, The Center for Creative Learning, and the Ford Marketing Institute.
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Brandon Krieg

CEO & Co-Founder, STASH

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Brandon Krieg is the CEO and co-founder of Stash – the financial platform revolutionizing the way millions of Americans save and invest for their future. Prior to co-founding Stash, Brandon spent over 15 years in financial services, most recently as head of electronic execution for Macquarie Securities Group. He co-founded EdgeTrade, one of the first and largest electronic trade execution and algorithmic software firms. When Knight Capital Group acquired EdgeTrade, Krieg became their head of electronic sales. Brandon has been recognized by Goldman Sachs as one of 2018’s “100 Most Intriguing Entrepreneurs.” STASH was highlighted by the Wall Street Journal as one of the “Top Tech Companies to Watch in 2018.”
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Ami Dalal

Managing Director, FINCA Ventures

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Ami Dalal leads FINCA Ventures, an impact investing platform that provides patient capital and pre- and post-investment support to help early-stage social enterprises achieve growth and scale. FINCA Ventures aims to support the growth of social enterprises that improve people’s access to critical goods and services beyond access to finance. Ami is a seasoned investor with more than 15 years of principal investing experience in a range of sectors including impact investing, consumer products, infrastructure and real estate. Most recently, she was strategic adviser to Ashoka’s Social Finance Services initiative, leading a search in innovative financial mechanisms to accelerate financing for social impact. Prior to Ashoka, Ami oversaw global post-investment management at the Acumen Fund. Prior to Acumen, Ami worked at Macquarie Capital and began her career at The JBG Companies. Ami has an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She also holds a B.S. in Economics and a B.A. in Philosophy from the University of Pennsylvania.
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