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Samra Haider

Center for Employment Opportunities (CEO)

Samra Haider oversees all key programmatic, operational, financial and strategic aspects of CEO’s operations outside of New York State, including expansion into new markets. Samra ensures that the CEO National portfolio is not only meeting all programmatic goals and outcomes, but is also positioned to grow capacity and continue achieving scale efficiencies.

Prior to CEO, Samra most recently worked for Next Street Financial, an advisory firm focused on assisting small businesses and nonprofits in urban markets build capacity and access capital. Prior to Next Street, Samra was Portfolio Director at REDF, a San Francisco-based venture philanthropy organization that invests in job-creating social enterprises that provide employment opportunities for people facing the greatest barriers to work. Ms. Haider led REDF’s organizational presence in Southern California; including overseeing REDF’s expansion into the market and acting as the primary relationship manager for REDF’s Southern California-based portfolio organizations. She also oversaw the organization’s analysis of different social enterprise industries and businesses and helped refine REDF’s due diligence process and investment criteria. Samra was also a strategic management consultant at Oliver Wyman and an Investment Banking Analyst at JPMorgan Chase.

Samra holds an MBA from the Wharton School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a B.A. from Columbia University.