The multi-talented Dr. Alicia Robb is a Senior Fellow with the Kauffman Foundation and a Research Associate with the University of California at Santa Cruz and the University of Colorado at Boulder who has previously worked with the Office of Economic Research in the Small Business Administration and the Federal Reserve Board of Governors.

Alicia is a leading expert in small business financing in the U.S. and has participated in SME financing initiatives by the Organization for Cooperation and Development (OECD) and the G20 Working Group on SME financing.

She is the co-author of Race and Entrepreneurial Success published by MIT Press and A Rising Tide: Financing Strategies for Women-Owned Businesses by Stanford University Press.

She serves on the Board of the National Advisory Council for Minority Business Enterprise and is a guest contributor for the Huffington Post and Forbes.