Ashley D. Bell Esq.
Founder and CEO
Founder and CEO of Ready Life, a Black-Owned Fintech company, Ashley Bell is a former banking and corporate partner at the world’s largest law firm, and a former White House Policy Advisor for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Ashley was part of the leadership team that created the Payroll Protection Program at the SBA. Ashley co-founded and served as the General Counsel of the National Black Bank Foundation and the Black Bank Fund, which has delivered over half a billion dollars’ worth of deal flow to Blackbanks across the country. Ashley led the first ever financing of a major sports facility with exclusively Black banks. In March 2022, Ashley led the first ever financing for a major sports league with exclusively Black banks, in partnership with Major League Soccer Commissioner Don Garber.Ashley is a Fellow of the inaugural class of the Civil Society Fellowship, and a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network.