Stephen Nunes is a Partner in Next Street’s New York office, where he leads Next Street’s Capital practice that connects impact-oriented investors with highly impactful investment opportunities in low-income communities across the US. While at Next Street, Stephen has primarily focused on organizations that are delivering affordable and responsible capital to small businesses, including Community Development Financial Institutions, banks, and select fintech alternative lenders.
Prior to joining Next Street, Stephen worked as a Director for UBS AG in the Investment Banking division where he focused on providing corporations in the natural resources sector with M&A advisory services and financing solutions. While at UBS, Stephen also collaborated with the firms’ Wealth Management division as part of its initiative to improve the availability of impact investments to UBS’ network of retail clients by helping develop a due diligence framework to verify that private fund managers meet UBS’ criteria to be considered an impact investment.
Stephen graduated from Bates College with a bachelor’s degree in Economics, Physics and Mathematics.
On working at Next Street
“I joined Next Street for the opportunity to leverage my skill set to drive impact. Growing up with parents engaged in place-based community development inspired me to find a full-time career that intentionally focuses on helping the under-served and working at Next Street empowers me to do that every day.”
Outside of Next Street
When he’s not at work, Stephen enjoys hiking the Hudson Valley, volunteering with education programs for at-risk youth, watching sports, and binging Netflix shows.
Get to know Stephen
- Foreign languages: Urdu, Hindi
- Mentor with iMentor
- Top Honors volunteer