He leads the search for and vetting of opportunities for investment by Blue Meridian Partners, and provides strategic counsel to its grantees as well as general leadership and support to the initiative.
In his previous role as EMCF’s Vice President, Senior Portfolio Manager, McCutchen led relationships with key grantees, including several for which EMCF aggregated major growth capital, managed relations with many co-investors, and conducted policy work. The grantees with which he initially worked when he joined the Foundation as a portfolio manager in 2001 included national organizations and Harlem Children’s Zone.
Previously he was president and CEO of the National Association of Small Business Development Centers in Arlington, VA.
McCutchen earned an MBA from Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business and a bachelor's degree from Howard University. He has more than 30 years of experience in small business management and technical assistance, and in economic, business and youth development.