Douglas J. Bystry has been providing financial services to low-income communities for over 30 years. Mr. Bystry, in his professional career, has successfully raised and deployed over $2 billion for low-income and distressed communities. Much of this capital has been deployed through Clearinghouse Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI), which he founded in 1996 and continues its leadership as its President and CEO.
Mr. Bystry is regarded as a leader in the community/economic development and minority wealth strategies. He is frequently asked to speak at industry conferences and seminars. He is an expert in NMTCs and Native American community revitalization efforts. He has funded over $100 million in projects benefiting Indian Country and currently serves on the Board of Directors for Native American Natural Foods, makers of the Tanka Bar.
Mr. Bystry previously served as a City Council member and Housing Commissioner in the County of Orange, CA. He serves on the California Organized Investment Network (COIN) Advisory Board, working to increase insurance industry community investments in that state. Mr. Bystry serves on several other local non-profit boards promoting affordable housing and economic development. He is a UCLA graduate, married with two sons.