Chief Executive Officer
Ignacio Esteban is Chief Executive Officer of the Florida Community Loan Fund, a statewide nonprofit community development financial institution providing capital and expertise to help community development projects succeed throughout Florida. Mr. Esteban joined the organization in 1997 and has led the organization since 2000; during that time FCLF has increased its financing from $2.3 million to $560 million including NMTC financing. Mr. Esteban develops and executes strategic direction and oversees the lending, finance, government relations, marketing, and development functions of the organization. Esteban has 26 years of experience at the local, state and national level in the field of community development finance. Formerly, he worked at the National Federation of Community Development Credit Unions (New York) and at Community Trust Federal Credit Union (Apopka, FL) ‒ a community development credit union serving farmworkers. During his tenure as Board Chair for the Opportunity Finance Network, the organization grew significantly and gained relevance at a national level. He led the OFN board through a strategic planning process that culminated in a 15-year strategic plan. Currently, he is a member of its NMTC Advisory Committee. Additionally, Esteban serves and has served on Community Advisory Committees and NMTC Advisory Committees for several major banks. He was appointed by Orange County Mayor Jerry Demings to the Housing for All Task Force that recommended a 10 year housing strategy for the County. He is a board member of the Community Resource Network, and former board member of Partners for the Common Good and the CDFI Coalition. A native of Puerto Rico, Mr. Esteban earned a degree in Finance and Business Administration from the University of Central Florida, and an MBA from the Crummer Graduate School of Business at Rollins College where he was the 2005 recipient of the Martin L. Bell Scholarship.