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Leadership and Team

Michael Jeans

Michael is the founding President and CEO of Growth Opportunity Partners (Growth Opps), a Small Business advisory, investment, and lending community financial institution. For small businesses/middle market companies, Growth Opps provides capital, management consulting, and advisory services to support the growth of companies and the development of management teams. Growth Opps has a particular focus on impact in low and moderate-income communities.

Michael’s past Board leadership includes, Chairman of the Boards of Our Lady of the Wayside and The Greater Cleveland Film Commission, Board Member for The American Red Cross, and Cleveland Rape Crisis Center (Corporate Secretary). Michael currently serves in various Board capacities: Cleveland State University Maxine Goodman Levin College of Urban Affairs Visiting Committee, Cleveland State University Foundation, Destination Cleveland, Cleveland/Cuyahoga County Workforce Development, Karamu House (Vice Chair), College Now, and Growth Opportunity Partners (Growth Opps).