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Gregory F. Casagrande Celebrated for Dedication to the Fields of Microfinance and Business Development

Mr. Casagrande serves in various executive positions with SPBD Microfinance Network, WaterHealth International, MicroDreams Foundation, Transformative Ventures, Biomatters and more

    NEWARK, NJ, June 25, 2020 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Greg Casagrande has been included in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected based on current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all considered during the selection process.

Drawing on years of experience in corporate finance, Mr. Casagrande excels as the founder, chairman, and president of SPBD Microfinance Network, the leading provider of microfinance and micro-enterprise development services to poor but aspiring mirco-entrepreneurs throughout the South Pacific. With years of expertise in financial management, product development, international business, and emerging markets, he holds similar positions with the MicroDreams Foundation, which is a leading charitable provider of financing to greenfield and emerging micro-enterprise development organizations and Transformative Ventures, where he provides management services to microfinance, and angel-backed technology organizations. He also serves as the Executive Chairman of WaterHealth International, a leading provider of affordable, clean drinking water to thousands of rural villages across India and West Africa.

Mr Casagrande is also a hi-tech pioneer in New Zealand where he co-founded the Ice Angels, Australasia's leading angel investment group and was the founding chairman of Biomatters from its inception in 2003 through to its sale to Insightful Science of San Diego in March, 2019. Biomatters is a leading provider of advanced genetic sequence analysis tools for microbiologists. Also in New Zealand, he serves as the chairman of English-to-Go, an English as a Second Language learning solutions provider and as a director of Cumulo9 Limited, which offers cutting-edge digital marketing solutions.

Over the years, Mr. Casagrande has also gained valuable executive expertise in business and finance through his work on the executive committee of The International Association of Microfinance Investors, as a fund advisor for Plebys, an impact investment firm in Irvine, CA and as a director of Planet Finance of Paris, France.

During the inaugural 15 years of his career, Mr. Casagrande built his foundational business skills through various financial management positions with Ford Motor Company, Mazda Motor Company, Colgate Palmolive, and Coopers & Lybrand. Educationally, Mr Casagrande completed three degrees, including a Bachelor of Arts in economics from Colgate University in 1985, and a Master of Science in accounting from New York University in 1987. Mr. Casagrande concluded his education by obtaining a Master of Business Administration in finance and marketing through the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 1990.

Devoted to community service, Mr. Casagrande served on the United Nations global board of advisors for its International Year of Microcredit. Due to his outstanding leadership in advancing social impact, he was honored by Colgate University with its President's Club Impact Award, by the Singapore Social Innovation Park with its Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and by the Samoa Observer with its Person of the Year Award.

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