HIGH IMPACT FINANCIAL ANALYSIS
Gregory Mikulka, Director of Consulting
Gregory has served as Director of High Impact’s Consulting practice since joining the firm in 2018. In this capacity, he advises clients on issues related to growth and capitalization, portfolio analytics, risk management, data-driven market expansion, and CECL implementation. His clients include CDFIs ranging from emerging community loan funds to national lenders, internationally recognized non-profits, and commercial real estate investment funds.
Through the Consulting practice’s financial modeling line, Gregory has launched proprietary tools for Asset-Liability Matching, budgeting, and capital planning. He works with startup funds in pre-launch modeling and has been retained by leading innovators in community investment to assist in the structuring of novel pooled equity investment vehicles and a green bank.
In 2021, his team launched High Impact Portfolio Analytics, a cloud-based solution which allows CDFIs to outsource data management, fund analytics, and internal and funder reporting. The solution represents a key first step in making advanced analytics accessible to CDFIs in real time regardless of scale.
Gregory is a proponent for greater cooperation and data sharing within the CDFI sector and believes the adoption of a pervasive data culture with the impact sector is key to leveling the playing field with the commercial sector. Gregory regularly shares best practice guidance through industry message boards and moderated the panel Data Driven: How CDFIs are Using Advanced Analytics to Scale Impact at the Opportunity Finance Network’s 2021 Conference.
Gregory previously served as a Financial Analyst at the investment bank Houlihan Lokey and as a Senior Financial Consultant at FTI Consulting. In these roles, Gregory specialized in financial modeling. His models were used in the valuation of illiquid derivatives portfolios as part of Lehman Brothers bankruptcy proceedings and to support economic damages claims in multi-billion dollar litigations.
Gregory graduated from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia with degrees in Finance and Financial Economics. He resides in Bozeman, MT where he pursues his dual passions for spreadsheets and snow sports. His mountaineering achieving include ascents of 6,000 meter peaks in Nepal and Alaska.