Cinnaire team members Kellie Green, Anthony Winston and Dionna Sargent hosted a neighborhood picnic at Urban Acres, a community garden in Wilmington operated by our partner Central Baptist Community Development Corporation.
A career at Cinnaire opens countless opportunities for employees to build their skills, push limits and uncover their potential. What makes Cinnaire a great place to work? By putting people first, we strive to be a force for positive change in our people’s lives and the communities we serve. From above industry benefits and unlimited personal time off to mentoring and training, our ethos is deeply rooted in inclusion, opportunity and development. The result? An incredible spirit of individuality, collaboration and commitment to purpose has evolved. It’s our culture of life.
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Meet the Human Capital Team
Deborah Toby heads Cinnaire’s Human Resources & Administrative Services division as Senior Vice President. Deb worked for more than 10 years with a global career management and organizational consulting firm as an organizational development consultant, and just prior to joining Cinnaire in 2005, as a member of its sales and marketing team. Deb earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, and has completed graduate coursework at Central Michigan University and Michigan State University. She enjoys reading, traveling, visiting her grandchildren who live on the east and west coasts, swimming laps at her local athletic club, and is also an avid yoga practitioner. Deb’s person life vision is to live the essence of namaste – the Spirit within me honors the Spirit within you.
Kelly Martin is Cinnaire’s Human Capital Manager. She joined Cinnaire in 2013, and manages the human resources information system, including payroll. Kelly is also responsible for supervision of administrative support staff. She began her career in the legal profession, moved on to manage distribution for a Michigan oil company and then to regional operations for a midwestern engineering firm. Kelly has over 20 years of management experience, and prior to joining Cinnaire, was self-employed as a consultant. Kelly earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from Northwood University in Michigan. She has a daughter and son, and enjoys boating, working in her flower garden, and riding her Harley. Kelly’s personal life vision is to live without regret, but with compassion, while advocating for and setting an example of personal responsibility.
What it means to work at Cinnaire
Katey Forth, Cinnaire Lending President
“A phrase you often hear throughout Cinnaire is ‘It’s all about the people’.” That might seem cliche with many organizations but Cinnaire truly embodies that spirit at every level. Every member of our team is dedicated to the people in the communities we serve. We provide financing to communities and people where we can do the most good. The same philosophy of caring about people is part of our internal culture. I’ve never experienced such a sense of teamwork. People respect and like each other and truly want to see others succeed. From the Executive Team’s open door policy to our company-wide shout outs to someone who’s gone above and beyond, there is an incredible culture of caring and respect at Cinnaire. It’s just who we are.”
Josh White, Asset Manager
“Having attended the Richard DeVos Graduate School of Management at Northwood University I was indoctrinated in the system of free enterprise and that government participation leads to bad policy. But 5 years ago I began a career at Cinnaire, in an industry that has been cited as the most successful public/private partnership in history and my dogma has completely shifted. I didn’t know I would experience such fulfillment playing a small part in transforming communities. Working at Cinnaire, I am privileged to be part of a mission that is only fulfilled by helping others. I now believe public/private partnerships are the only means to spur investment in disadvantaged rural and urban communities.”