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COIN Team

 Stacie Olivares-Castain 

Stacie Olivares-Castain, Managing Director

The California Organized Investment Network (COIN) gained a new Managing Director in October, 2011. Ms. Stacie Olivares-Castain brings a unique skill set to this role, as her depth of experience in economics, finance and public policy inform her efforts to uphold and expand the mission statement of COIN, which is to facilitate capital infusions from insurance firms conducting business within the State into socially-conscious investment ventures. She holds Bachelor of Arts degrees in Economics and Social Welfare from the University of California at Berkeley and a Master's of Public Policy in Business and Government from Harvard University.

 

 

 

Sukh Randhawa

 

Sukh Randhawa, Senior Investment Officer

Mr. Randhawa has been an Investment Officer with COIN since 2008. His career began in the finance industry at Wells Fargo. He later moved to State Street Corporation where he occupied supervisory roles in operations and fund accounting. At COIN, Mr. Randhawa is responsible for the policy formulation and administration of the COIN Program’s mission of guiding insurers on making safe and sound investments that yield environmental benefits throughout California and/or social benefits within the State’s underserved communities. Mr. Randhawa applies his quantitative background to analyzing insurers' investments across the fixed income, cash-equivalent, real estate, and private equity sectors. He also researches and compiles data, analyzes and evaluates risks, and reports findings and recommendations to CDI Executive Management, insurers, and non-profit and for-profit organizations in support of CDI and COIN’s mission, vision, and strategic objectives. Mr. Randhawa is a graduate of California State University, Sacramento, where he majored in Economics.

 

 

 

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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