Program and Portfolio Officer, Kellogg Foundation
Cynthia Muller recently joined the W.K. Kellogg Foundation's mission driven investments team as a program and portfolio officer. Her primary responsibility will be to lead investment portfolio management for the foundation's $100 million in U.S. and international impact investments targeting food, education, health and wellbeing.
Prior to joining W.K. Kellogg Foundation, Cynthia developed and managed Arabella Advisors impact investing practice where she helped foundations and individuals understand the field of impact investing; develop strategies, and structure investments to accomplish their social and environmental goals. During her tenure she oversaw deal sourcing and structuring for more than $80 million in of investments in health, education, microfinance, housing, and green technology—both domestically and internationally. Cynthia also led several evaluations of impact investment portfolios, and she regularly presented and blogged about trends and practices within the field.
Cynthia previously led strategic initiatives at Capital Impact Partners, where she developed and managed more than $80 million in impact investments and worked on nationally focused investment funds and initiatives targeting health, food, education, energy efficiency, and economic development. Cynthia serves on the board of Groundswell and Enterprise Community Loan Fund.
Cynthia graduated from Stanford University with a bachelor’s degree in psychology and has an MBA from the University of Washington and resides in Grand Rapids, Michigan with her husband and daughter.