Andy Rachlin serves as Spring Garden Lending's President where he is responsible for new product and market development, and also helps oversee the firm's origination function. Prior to joining Spring Garden Lending, Andy was a Managing Director at Reinvestment Fund and Chief Investment Officer of its Registered Investment Advisor subsidiary. In these roles, Andy led the organization's originations, credit analysis and deal structuring teams during a period of substantial growth, and also raised more than $80 million in equity and debt capital from institutional investors for innovative impact investment funds focused on opportunities as diverse as bridge financing for performance-based social service contracts and clean energy project finance.
Prior to Reinvestment Fund, Andy served in a variety of public sector roles, including Interim Chief of Staff at the Philadelphia School District, Deputy Chief of Staff for Economic Development at the City of Philadelphia, and Chief of Staff to the Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. For the last several years, Andy has served as an adjunct faculty member for the University of Pennsylvania's City and Regional Planning program, teaching graduate courses in economic development policy and real estate finance.
Andy has also been active in a number of community organizations. He currently serves as a board member for the Philadelphia Green Capital Corporation, a non-profit spinoff of the municipal Philadelphia Energy Authority intended to find ways to use financing tools to support the clean energy transition in the City. He has also served on the boards of the Philadelphia Housing Development Corporation, the Philadelphia Housing Trust Fund, the Pan American Academy, the Fleisher Art Memorial, and The Bridge, a subsidiary of the Public Health Management Corporation.
Andy holds a masters from St. Andrews University in Scotland and a bachelors from Princeton University.