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Mr. Paul Quintero serves as Chief Operating officer and Chief Financial Officer of ACCION USA, Inc. Mr. Quintero has over 20 years of experience in banking, public accounting, and community development investment to the nonprofit microfinance sector. Prior to joining ACCION USA in 2007, Mr. Quintero served as senior vice president of business investments at the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone (UMEZ). Mr. Quintero also served as a vice president at Lehman Brothers in the investment banking division, and as a senior associate at Schroder & Co. Mr. Quintero began his investment banking career with Chase Securities (now JPMorgan Chase) where he coordinated and managed syndicated loan financings and merger and acquisition transactions for both domestic and Latin American clients across a range of industries. Prior to investment banking, Mr. Quintero worked as a senior staff accountant for Deloitte & Touche. He also served as board chairman for The Point Community Development Corporation. Mr. Quintero is a licensed Certified Public Accountant (CPA), earned a BA in Business Administration and Accounting from the University of Washington and was one of the 100 students selected by the Washington state legislature for a four-year full tuition scholarship under the Washington State Scholars Program. Mr. Quintero was selected as a fellow from the Robert F. Toigo Foundation and received his MBA a Columbia Business School.