Jonathan Brereton is Executive Director of Thread Capital, a role he has held since its launch in June of 2018. Jonathan is also a Principal with Revolve, a company focused on developing a secondary market for CDFI originated microloans across the United States. Prior to moving to North Carolina, Jonathan was CEO of Accion in Chicago for 14 years.
In addition to his role with Accion, Jonathan was instrumental in the creation of the Chicago Microlending Institute that created additional microlending organizations and The Hatchery, a large food production incubator on the west side of Chicago. Jonathan has worked tirelessly throughout his career to develop a more robust CDFI ecosystem throughout the country.
Jonathan has a bachelor’s in business and economics from Wheaton College. Jonathan lives in Zebulon with his wife Lauren and their two daughters, Sophie and Adelyn. He and the family dog Jefferson are fighting a losing battle trying to keep up with the women of the house.