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Bently Class of 2003


Economics & Finance

Kaine Nicholas

Kaine graduated from Bentley with a BS in economics and finance in 2003. He also holds an MBA from Babson College and worked in global finance for several years at firms such as E*TRADE, Merrill Lynch, Goldman Sachs, and others. He started ABLE Consulting LLC, which helped drive vision and growth for corporations under $10 million. Kaine is now the first Executive Director for the Black Cooperative Investment Fund (BCIF), a community-based organization rooted in self-help economics that proudly provides microloans to the Black Community. Throughout his career, he has focused on creating substantive community impact and has continually sought opportunities to use his unique skills to improve the quality of life for his community. As BCIF’s Executive Director, Kaine is a leading voice in building a critical mass movement of change based on cooperative economics, wealth building, and fiscal imperatives. He is positioning BCIF as a trusted messenger, ally, and action-oriented partner within the ecosystem of efforts to close the racial wealth gap. Kaine lives in San Pedro, California with his young family and enjoys finding time to teach finance and entrepreneurship to young kids and teenagers.