Full Name
Carl Jenkins
Job Title
Managing Director | Head of Community Investments
BMO Harris Bank N.A.
Speaker Bio
Carl A. Jenkins is Managing Director and Head of Community Investments for BMO Harris Bank N.A., the U.S. banking subsidiary of BMO Financial Group. He is the founding manager of a business line with private investments exceeding $1BN in commitments covering the states of Arizona, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Minnesota, Missouri, Washington, and Wisconsin. Primary asset classes include conventional closed-end private equity and debt funds (SBIC licensed funds), conventional real estate funds, Low-Income Housing Tax Credit funds (Section 42) and debt securities originated by Community Development Financial Institutions. His team also originates direct structured equity and debt for affordable and mixed-income multi-family rental housing on a sole or co-investor basis. The Community Investments group is responsible for Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) and Public Welfare Investments for BMO Harris Bank N.A.

Additionally, Carl chairs the board of directors for BMO Private Equity (U.S.), Inc., the BMO subsidiary that originates mezzanine debt and impact equity investments directly to operating businesses. He earned his bachelor’s degree in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and holds an MBA from the Kenan-Flagler School of Business at the University of North Carolina. He serves on the board of directors for several organizations, including State Employees Retirement System of Illinois, the Disability Opportunity Fund, Enterprise Community Investment, and the Goodman Theatre. Carl also serves on the advisory board of multiple lower middle market private equity funds.

Contact: carl.jenkins@bmo.com
Carl Jenkins