Jennifer Rimbach is on an Access to Capital team at the U.S. Department of Commerce. She is responsible for driving middle-market growth by connecting firms to traditional and alternative sources of capital (i.e. angel/venture capital, private equity) and creating high impact business-to-business linkages.
Since 2015, Jennifer helped organize the first-ever official U.S. delegation of small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) SME Summit in Manila, Philippines. She most recently participated in Secretary Pritzker’s In-Residence program, which involved leveraging open-source platforms alongside a team of data scientists, engineers, and developers to unleash data to encourage American business innovation.
Jennifer previously worked in development finance, with extensive public and private sector experience in Asia-Pacific, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Latin America. She also worked as a Policy Analyst at the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF). Jennifer holds advanced degrees from Duke University and the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill.