Ting-ting Rivers

Ting-ting Rivers is an independent consultant dedicated to fighting for economic justice and equity for low-income communities of color.  Her prior experiences include serving as the CFO for the Louisiana state agency tasked with turning around the state’s lowest performing schools.  In that role, Ting-ting oversaw a $100+ million operating budget with 900+ employees and steered the organization toward longer-term fiscal health while improving operational efficiencies and lowering costs.  

Prior to this, Ting-ting scaled financial and operational systems at an education non-profit after it received two federal grants that represented a 200% increase in organizational revenue and served on the founding team for a start-up charter school in New Orlean’s Gentilly neighborhood.

Prior to her work in New Orleans education reform, Ting-ting worked on Wall Street accessing capital markets on behalf of state housing finance agencies around the country.  As part of the #1 housing municipal bond group at UBS, Ting-ting helped bring $1.4 billion in municipal bonds to market.  She is passionate about accessing capital markets on behalf of double bottom line companies and effective public programs and is actively working to bring Pay for Success financing to Louisiana. 

Ting-ting’s areas of expertise include: impact investing; social enterprise start-up and scale-up; project management; financial and operational start-up, turnaround and scale-up; financial management; budgeting; financial modeling; partnerships and collaboration; charter school and portfolio district start-up, scale-up and transition; diversity and cultural competence; recruitment and human resources; public policy; research; writing and editing.  

Ting-ting earned an MPA from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs focused on public financial management and a BA from Yale University focused on East Asian and race studies.  She was a proud participant of the Louisiana Effective Leadership Program from 2010-11

Ting-ting Rivers Consultant

Ting-ting Rivers


New Orleans, Louisiana, United States

Civic Engagement
Finance & Fiscal Impact
Project Management
Real Estate

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