Evan Absher is the co-founder of Folks Capital, an investment platform that promotes wealth-
building through attainable ownership. Evan was a senior program officer at the Kauffman
Foundation and designed, created, and implemented national programs directing over $120
million into cities to support entrepreneurship. Evan is also a repeat entrepreneur, having
started a theatre company in Chicago, and is a classically trained actor. Evan combines his
legal and artistic training to develop novel but practical solutions to entrenched challenges.
Interagency Community Investment Committee agencies should partner with the Small Business Administration to use their existing authority and infrastructure to pilot a secondary market for their securitized debt instruments.