Co-Founder & Managing PartnerCommunity Investment Management
Jacob Haar is the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Community Investment Management, an impact investment asset manager that provides debt financing to U.S. small businesses through innovative and productive financial technology lending platforms. Jacob heads Community Investment Management’s investment and operations activities. Previously, he was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Minlam Asset Management, an investment advisor that launched and managed the first global investment fund focused on providing local currency debt investment to micro, small, and medium enterprise lenders in emerging markets. Prior to co-founding Minlam in 2005, Jacob worked in Azerbaijan for Save the Children USA’s microfinance institution and was the Founder and Principal of a socially responsible Indonesian manufacturing and real estate company. Jacob is a Fulbright Scholar, received a M.A. from the University of Chicago’s Center for Middle Eastern Studies and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. from the University of Chicago.