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Patrick Pariseau

Vice president of client services, Metropolitan Economic Development Association (Meda)

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Patrick Pariseau joined Minneapolis-based nonprofit Meda, whose mission is to help BIPOC entrepreneurs succeed, in 2011. He has since been instrumental in growing Meda’s loan fund from $200,000 to nearly $30 million.

Pariseau has led Meda’s innovation in finance, including tailoring its debt, line of credit, and equity products to be more useful to BIPOC entrepreneurs. He and his team have also provided customized emergency technical assistance to more than 350 BIPOC-owned businesses, helping them navigate the economic crisis resulting from the pandemic.