Avery’s passion is working with marginalized communities to codesign and develop community products that stakeholders both enjoy and benefit from. Currently, Avery is the Head of Community Products and Operations at The Guild, where he guides the
design and delivery of its mission to build community wealth and resilience in BIPOC communities.
Prior to The Guild, Avery worked at Clearinghouse CDFI, where he led the Impact team’s efforts to design and raise capital for financial products targeting under-resourced businesses and nonprofits impacting disinvested neighborhoods. Avery is also co-founder of the Dismantle Collective, and a co-author of the Black Paper: Shifting
Power and Capital in Real Estate Finance. In his spare time, Avery enjoys teaching kids how to play chess and occasionally losing to them.