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Louisa Caçoilo

Vice President, Finance & Operations

Louisa Caçoilo is an experienced nonprofit executive with a passion for building exceptional organizations and empowering the people who drive them.

Over the last decade, Louisa has dedicated her career to building capacity and operational infrastructure within organizations dedicated to expanding social and financial capital opportunities for social innovators and underrepresented founders. At Echoing Green, Louisa leads internal operations and administrative systems supporting Finance, Operations, Technology, and Human Resources.

Before joining Echoing Green, Louisa served as the Vice President of Finance, Strategy & Operations at P33, a Chicago-based nonprofit focused on driving inclusive economic growth for Illinois' tech sector. She has also had a successful career in place-based economic and venture development throughout the U.S. Mid-South and Midwest regions. During her tenure at Epicenter Memphis, Louisa collaborated with key partners in city government, the nonprofit sector, and private businesses to develop and implement operating processes for The 800 Initiative, brokering access to $15 million in capital for minority entrepreneurs in Memphis. She has been recognized as a 40 under 40 Urban Elite Professional, a Black Tech Futures Research Institute Fellow, a Chicago Venture Fellow focused on impact investing, and an Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation ESHIP Champion for her work advancing the field of entrepreneurial ecosystem building.

Louisa serves as Treasurer and Chair of Finance on the board of the Urban Manufacturing Alliance, a national coalition dedicated to building modern manufacturing economies, broadening access to mission-driven financial products, and fostering homegrown innovation to ensure cities and towns remain vibrant centers of production. She also served for five years on the board of United Housing Inc., a community development financial institution (CDFI) committed to creating housing opportunities for underserved residents through mortgage lending, financial education, and home building & renovation.

Louisa began her professional career as an orchestral musician and holds degrees in clarinet performance from the Baylor University School of Music and the Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music at the University of Cincinnati. In 2021, she was named a Neubauer Civic Scholar at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, joining a national cohort of nonprofit professionals recognized for their excellence and dedication to advancing the social sector. Louisa resides in Chicago, IL with her husband Michael, their dog Dallas (named after her beloved Texas hometown), and a collection of over 50 houseplants.