EforAll Appoints Accounting Industry Veteran as VP of Finance
Aki Davis joins leadership with 20 years of financial and nonprofit experience
LOWELL, Mass., Oct. 3, 2023 – Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll), a nonprofit organization whose mission is to accelerate economic and social impact through inclusive entrepreneurship, today announced the appointment of Aki Davis, former Sheltering Arms controller, as the VP of finance. In his new role, Davis will leverage his accounting, nonprofit, leadership and entrepreneurial experience to oversee financial strategy, efficiency and operations as EforAll continues its national expansion.
Davis brings 20 years of accounting and finance experience to the organization, 13 of which were dedicated to working with community nonprofits. In his most recent role at Sheltering Arms, Davis managed multi-million dollar budgets, oversaw federal, state, corporate and grant funding, ensured regulatory compliance and fiscal management, and strategized operating procedures. He previously oversaw accounting operations as the grants and contracts manager at Clark Atlanta University and served as the accounting manager at Georgia State University Foundation.
“Aki is an accomplished accounting professional who brings exceptional finance and multi-site nonprofit experience to our leadership team,” said Meralis T. Hood, EforAll CEO. “His collaborative energy and people-focused approach will bring much value to the organization as we continue to expand our reach nationally to reach more aspiring entrepreneurs.”
Davis holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Delaware State University and is an entrepreneur himself founding #LegDay, an athleisure brand, in Atlanta, GA. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, he now resides in Chattahoochee Hills, GA with his wife and three children.
“I am honored to have this opportunity to not only bring my expertise to EforAll, but to work for a nonprofit committed to serving under-represented entrepreneurs through programs that provide mentorship and immersive business training,” said Aki Davis. “As an entrepreneur myself, I understand the impact of this organization’s mission across communities and look forward to being part of that work.”
To learn more about EforAll and its English and Spanish language programs, EparaTodos, visit eforall.org.
Entrepreneurship for All (EforAll) is a nonprofit organization that partners with communities nationwide to help under-represented individuals successfully start and grow a business through intensive business training, mentorship and an extended professional support network. To date, EforAll alumni have launched over 1,400 businesses. In 2022 alone, its businesses provided 2,108 local jobs and generated over $66M in revenue, despite the pandemic. Programs are available in both English and Spanish. EforAll current locations include Longmont, Colo.; Lowcountry, South Carolina; Maine; Northwest Arkansas, Rhode Island; and the following Massachusetts communities: Berkshire County, Cape Cod, Fall River/New Bedford, Merrimack Valley, Lynn, Pioneer Valley, Roxbury and Worcester. To learn more about EforAll, please visit eforall.org.