Imani D. Moody, M.B.A. - The Initiative™

Imani D. Moody, M.B.A.

Director of Finance & Administration, LEAP

Mr. Moody received his B.A. in Economics and Spanish from Morehouse College and his M.B.A. from Columbia University with concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship.

He has 25 years of experience in financial technology, corporate finance, and entrepreneurship with such companies as Bloomberg Financial, American Express Bank, and Thompson Financial, and was instrumental in the founding of Bloomberg Integration Services and Primus Financial Technologies.

In 2010, Mr. Moody began to leverage his expertise in financial entrepreneurship to enhance educational and social justice outcomes in underserved communities.  He became the Founding Director of Operations/ Chief Financial Officer for Newark Legacy Charter School, an innovative and successful community school, serving students and families in the highest need South Ward of Newark, NJ. In 2015, Mr. Moody continued to provide leadership in enhancing education outcomes as Chief Financial Officer at the “I Have A Dream” Foundation in New York City, a national organization committed to empowering children in low-income communities to achieve higher education by providing guaranteed tuition support and in 2019 with Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP), a foundation whose mission is to dismantle the barriers to access and equity to arts education for New York City’s underserved youth, largely brown and black children whose engagement in school is significantly enhanced through active participation in the arts.

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