About Our Founder

Chaitali Patel

Founder & CEO
(Minority woman business owner, military spouse)

Chaitali is a highly reputable social impact, finance, and fintech executive. She founded Evergood, an ESG and sustainability strategy advisory firm, in 2017 to help investors and companies design sustainability strategies and frameworks. She is also the founder and CEO of the National Institute for Sustainability and Innovation, a public-private partnership think-tank based in Washington, DC.

She spent several years in the FinTech sector as a Go-To-Market strategy expert; she led the B2B finance arm of Fundation Group, a New York-based financial technology firm as head of Catalyst Solutions. During her banking tenure, she held various senior executive positions at major national financial institutions, including Bank of Hawaii, Zions Bancorp, PNC Bank, and HSBC Holdings. Her fifteen-plus years in the sector included extensive experience with business strategy, product management, bank operations, channel management, and financial reporting. She also served as a Chief External Affairs Officer overseeing revenue development and external public and private sector relations functions at one of the nation’s largest military family advocacy organizations based in Washington DC. Chaitali is currently serving as Chief Impact Officer at 100 Women in Finance, a global association of women executives in asset management with 32 locations worldwide.

Chaitali holds a BBA in Finance from the University of North Texas, an executive certificate in Financial Planning from Georgetown University, and an MBA from the University of Utah’s Eccles School of Business. 

As an ESG and impact investing entrepreneur and investor actively engaged in the academic community, she speaks and shares knowledge on gender equity in the business, social impact investing, ESG metrics, and impact measurement best practices. She serves on the boards of commercial and social impact organizations, including STEM for Her, a nonprofit with the mission to advance women in STEM careers, and University Impact, a donor-advised fund based in Provo, Utah. She is based in the Washington, DC area.

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