Our team is comprised of individuals that are passionate about the mission and vision of Cycle Connect and who align with our values.
CYCLE CONNECT LEADERSHIP
Molly’s journey with Cycle Connect began in 2008 where Cycle Connect was founded as a student club at Bucknell University. Molly has led Cycle Connect from a start-up to a fully operational and scalable enterprise. She has taken the company from distributing 200 loans annually in 2014 to nearly 1,500 loans in 2018. Molly has more than doubled Cycle Connect’s funding in recent years and is preparing Cycle Connect for rapid growth and scaling. She is a graduate of Unreasonable East Africa accelerator and was awarded National Geographic Traveler of the Year for her work with Cycle Connect.
Director of Finance and Operations
Kathleen Palla is responsible for the strategic financial and operational decision making at Cycle Connect. Before Cycle Connect, she worked for six years in Corporate Finance at Accenture in Washington DC as well as spent a brief interlude in the U.S. House of Representatives. She holds a B.A. in Business from University of Dallas and an M.A. in International Economics and International Relations from Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).
Aggrey Fred Kintu
Fred is responsible for our team and portfolio management. He has nine years of experience in banking and microfinance. Before joining Cycle Connect, Fred worked at Opportunity Bank as branch manager from Jan 2013 to Sept 2017 with a demonstrated track record of successful business planning, leadership, agricultural business and risk analysis. He holds a B.A. from Makerere University in Community Psychology and a PGD in Agricultural Risk Finance and Management from Mountain of the Moon University. He is certified in credit management from The Uganda Institute of Banking and Financial Services.
Head of Innovations
David joins our innovations team from Baton Rouge, Louisiana. He comes to Cycle Connect with six years of program development experience with a background that ranges from refugee resettlement to agribusiness support. David leads our innovations department in new product and business model testing. In his spare time he enjoys fusing southern US and northern Ugandan cuisine.
Head of Operations
Hope is a global citizen, having lived in the Middle East, Europe, and the US. Since moving to Africa, he has worked for 6 years in management and managerial roles primarily in agriculture and fintech. Hope’s expertise is in operations with a specialty in rural agriculture and agricultural finance. Hope joined Cycle Connect to manage logistics and operations, enhance customer experience, and support talent and performance management.
CYCLE CONNECT TEAM
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