Roger Frank

Roger Frank works at the intersection of capital markets and social enterprise and is one of the pioneers in using capital markets funding for positive social change. He has spent his career in emerging and international markets and has worked extensively in, microfinance, technology and agriculture. In 2009 he and his team at Developing World Markets (DWM) won an inaugural, 2009 Fast Company Award for their innovative financial models that facilitated commercial funding for microfinance. Prior to DWM, he worked on Wall Street at Lazard, Salomon
Smith Barney/Citigroup, Schroders, Deutsche Bank and HSBC.

Roger’s Lights:

  • Secret: If I told you it would not be a secret
  • Market: Find an idea, product or service. Pitch it to someone who has money to spend and see if they jump across the table and say “YES”.
  • Model: Find what works. Improvise. Improve. Iterate. Repeat
  • Resources: Less is more
  • Team: One of the top three things needed for any venture to succeed. The others are “Team” and “Team”