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Gary Ford

Synergos Board Member

A member of the Synergos board and the Global Philanthropists Circle, Gary Ford is an attorney, executive, and impact investor who focuses on market-driven, impact-first approaches to help people lift themselves out of poverty.


Gary serves as board chair of MCE Social Capital, a nonprofit impact investing firm that provides flexible capital to enterprises committed to generating sustainable livelihoods in emerging markets – with a focus on women and the environment. Since 2006, MCE has made over $250 million in loans to financial service providers and small and growing businesses to enable these enterprises to scale and better serve their customers, their employees, and their communities. Gary is an MCE Guarantor and investor.


He also serves on the board of Untapped-Global, a company that provides accessible financing for small businesses that drive growth in developing markets, such as electric mobility, water distribution, and sustainable agriculture and energy companies. When actively practicing law, Gary served as ERISA Counsel to the U.S. Senate Committee on Labor and Human Resources, as General Counsel to the federal Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and as Managing Principal of Groom Law Group in Washington, D.C. Gary received his A.B., magna cum laude, from Harvard University, and his J.D. from Boston University. Gary lives with his wife Nancy Ebb in Bethesda, MD.