Global Conference 2010

Speaker's Biography

Stephen Vogel

CEO, Grameen America

Stephen Vogel is CEO of Grameen America, a nonprofit microfinance organization that provides microloans to low-income borrowers in the United States. Before joining Grameen America, Vogel was president, CEO and co-founder of Synergy Gas Corp., a retail propane distribution company. During his tenure from 1971 to 1995, Vogel grew Synergy to more than 250,000 customers, 2,700 employees and more than $300 million in annual revenue. He successfully completed 50 individual acquisitions during this time and increased the company's distribution base to 330 retail locations. Vogel also co-founded EntreCapital Partners, a private equity firm focused on companies facing operational or management challenges. He was also a general partner in Vogel Partners LLP, a private equity investment fund.

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