Michaeljohn Green currently serves as the Deputy Director of Community & Economic Development with the Miami-Dade County. Mj has lived in 6 states but moved to Miami Florida from Seattle Washington. He studied Management information Systems and Economics at Harris Stowe State University, he proceeded to work in grass roots organizing with Acorn but later found a home working for one the nation’s top CDFI’s in Justine Petersen. His success and passion for finance lead him to jobs at Bank of America, JPMorgan, Well Fargo and The Bank of Montreal. While working with the Private Wealth Team at The Bank of Montreal managing over a half a billion dollars with not one black or brown client, creating wealth in minority communities has now become his calling. With that passion working with a Miami-based Community Development Corporation and managing the CDFI seemed to be a natural fit.
As Fund Manager of the Community Fund of North Miami Dade, Mj started a small business lending program focused on minority entrepreneurs. Most recently Mr. Green has help in the creation of The Rise Miami Dade Fund a county supported program to support small businesses ecosystem though this current pandemic. The RISE Fund lent money to over 900 business in MDC in a 6 months period helping support over 4,500 families. Mr. Greens primary goal is to provide access to capital and technical assistance to black and other minority owned businesses. As well as working to support the diverse small business community in Miami, Mj is actively engaged in communities across the country and sits on the board of the Africa Town Land Trust, Leadership Miami Executive Team, First Place Scholars, Merit XP, The Lucy Project, MDC Small Business Enterprise Board and the African American Alliance of CDFI CEOs.
Other than being advocate for wealth in urban communities, Mj is a basketball fan, traveler and proportionate of all things that help LMI Communities thrive.