About Us

Organization Background

Greenwood Project introduces Black and Latinx students to careers within the financial industry via paid summer internships, educational field trips and our summer financial institute for high school students. In many cases, our programming gives young people strong motivation to succeed in their remaining high school tenure and also a compelling reason to attend college.

The Greenwood Impact

As a result of our exposure initiatives, recent college graduates have received employment offers from top financial companies. Other students have changed their college majors as they are now interested in financial services opportunities.

Best in Field

The Greenwood Project model works! As a result of our programs, our college grads continue to receive employment offers after completion of their internship.


Greenwood students have gained real-world experience, networking connections, and unmatched exposure to the financial industry.

One Mission

Our ultimate goal is to build a true diversity pipeline for minority students to enter the financial services industry.

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Meet Our Board
Bevon & Elois Joseph

Greenwood Project Founders

Michael Piper

Managing Director at Piper Sandler

Victor Jones

Greenwood Secretary | CEO at dough

Mark Sebastian

Greenwood Treasurer | CIO of Karman Line Capital and founder of Option Pit

Matthew Rowe

Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer of Headwaters Solutions LP

Kwesi Smith

Greenwood Board Chair | Global Senior Research Analyst at William Blair

Meet Our Team
Charles Turner

Program Coordinator

Diane Rodriguez Rand

Director of Partnerships

120 Students and 8 Firms
225 Students and 24 Firms
300 Students and 35 Firms