CEO NCDF & Chairman for NCB
Mr. Vasquez is the Co-founder and CEO of Newport Capital Bancorp, LLC “NCB” (parent company of the National Community Development Fund). Having built strategic and capital plans for various financial platforms, he has combined his background and experience to launch a minority-owned company formed for the purpose of scaling minority-owned businesses and recapitalizing banks. Mr. Vasquez has eighteen years of experience in the banking and capital markets sectors. Mr. Vasquez acts as the “Agent of Change” for value-oriented businesses. He has served on several boards of directors and has been approved by the Office of Thrift Supervision for a Thrift Institution Director seat, now regulated by the office of Comptroller of the Currency.
Mr. Vasquez is responsible for driving successful turn-around structures into a variety of national banks, along with Federal savings association and Mutual Institutions. He has acted as a “White Knight” to provide “just in time” equity capital, recently leading a mutual to stock supervisory conversion of Family Federal S&L Association of Chicago into a national bank. Mr. Vasquez has spear headed the company’s partnership vision into each community revitalization strategy by embracing local non-profit organizations to support the efforts of reclaiming their communities by incorporating strong financial backbones into their local banks. This encourages innovative financial solutions that meet the goals of the underserved or “unbanked” markets, and also betters the financial stewardship of each consumer that is touched by this process of promoting financial independence.
Specialties: Corporate Finance, Small Business Structured Financing, M&A, Turnaround Strategy, Strategic Growth, Raising Capital, Impact Program Development, Public Private Partnerships