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COIN Team

  

Stacie Olivares-Castain, Managing Director

Ms. Olivares-Castain joined COIN in October 2011 as its Managing Director. She has since worked with her team and the COIN Advisory Board to redesign COIN into an innovative investment program that sources and structures insurer investments that yield competitive financial returns and positive social and/or environmental impacts in California. Annual COIN Qualified Investment holdings have nearly doubled under her tenure, from $7.8 billion in 2011 to approximately $15 billion in 2014. With her guidance, several new laws have been enacted to enhance the COIN program and related initiatives, including AB 624 (J. Pérez) that relaunched the COIN Advisory Board, AB 53 (Solorio) that requires insurer reporting on supplier diversity, and AB 32 (J. Pérez) that quintupled the amount of the COIN Tax Credit

 

 

 

Sukh Randhawa

 

Sukh Randhawa, Senior Investment Officer

Mr. Randhawa joined COIN in 2008, and leads the COIN Investment Bulletin and CIS Data Call programs. During his tenure at COIN, he has evaluated more than one hundred thousand reported insurer community development investments and thousands of investment opportunities ranging from private equity to bond financing. He has worked closely with investment managers across the United States to develop innovative financing techniques, mechanisms and procedures across domestic and international equities, fixed income assets, real estate, and private equity/joint venture/limited liability corporation investments that support strategically targeted insurer community development investments in low to moderate income areas

 

 

 

Roxane Herrera

Roxane Herrera, Investment Officer

Roxane joined the COIN team in Los Angeles in September 2012. Roxane is helping the COIN team to deploy insurance capital into financially sound investments that have a positive social and environmental impact in the State of California. Prior to COIN, Roxane worked at Bank of America Merrill Lynch as a Corporate Debt Products Sr. Analyst in San Francisco. Roxane underwrote corporate debt and monitored all elements of the bank's credit exposure to the Paper, Packaging & Forest Products portfolio. Some of her responsibilities included researching, writing, and presenting financial and industry analyses in support of company specific and portfolio level decisions to risk and other product partners, aiding in the allocation of capital. Roxane also served as the Co-Chair for the SF Bay Area HOLA (Hispanic/Latino Organization for Leadership and Advancement) Volunteer Chapter at BAML. Roxane holds a B.A. degree in Economics and a B.S. degree in Business Administration from the University of Southern California (USC).

 

 

 Anna Gragg

Anna Gragg, Investment Officer

Ms. Gragg joined COIN in 2006 after acquiring a strong background in project finance and loan assessment at the state level. Prior to COIN, Ms. Gragg was involved in Project Management at CALTRANS. At the Department of Housing and Community Development she assessed loan portfolios for affordable housing and at the Office of Statewide Health Planning and Development she served as a Health Facilities Construction Loan Financing Specialist. Ms. Gragg is a graduate of the Business Administration Program at California State University, Sacramento, where she also received a Master of Public Policy and Administration.

 

 

Novie Sandhu

Novie Sandhu, Investment Officer

Ms. Sandhu has been an Investment Officer with COIN since 2014. Prior to joining COIN as an Investment Officer, she was a COIN Fellow who assisted the COIN team with various projects. At COIN, she works on CDFI certifications and renewals, high impact investment bulletins, and data call review. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in History from the University of California, Davis.

 

 

 Sandy Chu

Sandy Chu, Investment Officer

Ms. Chu has been an Investment Officer with COIN since 2014. Prior to joining COIN, she worked in Fiscal and Business Services performing accounting functions at the Commission on Teacher Credentialing. She also worked as a Budget Analyst for seven years at various State departments where she gained a strong background in developing the governor's budget, forecasting expenditures, analyzing budget change proposals, and reviewing legislation. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics with a minor in Education Studies from the University of California, Los Angeles. Currently, Ms. Chu is pursuing a Master in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance from the UC Davis Graduate School of Management and is expected to graduate in June of 2015.

 

 Regina Wright

Regina Wright, Staff Services Analyst

Ms. Wright has been a Staff Services Analyst with COIN since 2014. At COIN, she assists with data call review, written reports, and general administrative tasks. Prior to joining COIN, she worked as an Associate Instructor for Indiana University, Bloomington, where she taught college level classes in the Humanities and Social Sciences. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Integrative Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, a joint Master of Arts degree in Women's and Gender Studies & Sociology from Brandeis University, and a second Master of Arts degree in Gender Studies from Indiana University, Bloomington.

 



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