Joan Trant is a Managing Partner and Director of Impact, and a key member of the TriLinc Executive Management team. Joan is also a member of the Investment Committee and of the Sustainability and Impact Committee. Her primary responsibilities include helping build the TriLinc brand and leading the Company’s efforts to support the continued development of the impact investing industry. Prior to joining TriLinc, Joan launched and was Executive Director of the International Association of Microfinance Investors (IAMFI). IAMFI’s Limited Partner members’ microfinance commitments/investments totaled $780 million, and General Partner members managed an aggregate portfolio of $1.84 billion. IAMFI led the microfinance investment industry with proprietary research, contributions to third party publications, educational and networking meetings, tailored member services and consensus-building for investor best practices.
Prior to IAMFI, Joan was Deputy Executive Director of The Resource Foundation, supporting community-building programs in 20 Latin American countries, benefiting annually 4.6 million underserved children, youths, women and men. Previously, Joan spent 15 years in the financial services industry, holding international sales, financial advisory and operations management positions at Bankers Trust and Citibank, with direct experience in the Spanish, Mexican and Argentine markets. She oversaw a combined portfolio of $225 million in client assets.
Joan is a graduate of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business Executive Level Nonprofit Management Certification Program. She graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. from Georgetown University. Joan serves as a Board Director and member of the Finance and Investment Committee of the Queen Sofía Spanish Institute, and as an advisor to Inspiring Capital. Joan is a frequent speaker and guest lecturer on Impact Investing at conferences and leading business schools, including Columbia University, Georgetown University, New York University, UCLA, University of Michigan, and University of Virginia, among others. She is fluent in Spanish with working knowledge of Portuguese. Joan is based in Manhattan.