TruFund Financial Services, Inc. – Southeast Region

Dr. Kim Carter Evans
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Dr. Kim Carter Evans, Vice President & Managing Director, TruFund Financial Services, Inc. - Southeast Region

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A third generation entrepreneur, Dr. Kim Carter Evans grew up watching her grandfather and father operate their respective small businesses. At only nine years old, she followed in their footsteps, starting her own cleaning service for elderly neighbors. Before graduating high school, she operated three additional small businesses.

“This field chose me,” says Kim. “My personal vision is to ultimately create a life I don’t need a vacation from while helping others do the same—build wealth through entrepreneurship.”

Over the 20-year span of her career in business, community, and economic development, Kim has consistently served and fought for small businesses and entrepreneurship initiatives, resulting in over $18M in contracts procured, over $10M in resources raised to support small business development, and countless millions in capital deployed to support the growth and sustainability of small businesses. A servant leader, Kim’s passion to serve entrepreneurs prompted her PhD.

Early in her career, Kim worked on the City of New Orleans business development team before going on to serve at the state level and eventually the federal level with the US Department of Commerce’s Minority Business Development Agency. She then worked for the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to entrepreneurial development.

“In every position, I saw that minority businesses lacked access to affordable capital and business advisement,” she says. “This realization redirected me to seek an opportunity through TruFund Financial Services that would allow me to leverage my experience and have greater impact in my community while building kingdom and community wealth.”

In addition to her work with TruFund, Kim is a three-time best-selling author and international motivational speaker.

TruFund Financial Services, Inc.
935 Gravier Street, Suite 1120, New Orleans

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