Dave Castillo, CEO
Mr. Castillo serves as CEO of Native Community Capital – a 501c3 tax exempt not for profit organization, Department of Treasury certified, Native Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). NCC maintains offices in New Mexico and Arizona. In addition to overseeing day-to-day operations Mr. Castillo’s primary role is to maintain and develop strategic partnerships with banks, public-sector agencies, as well as CDFI and foundation partners to raise public- and private-sector capital to provide housing, community- and economic development financing on tribal lands.
Mr. Castillo is active in developing technical assistance services that build the capacity of tribal professionals in the use of debt financing for housing- and community development projects as well as to support the development of Native led small business incubators to similarly build capacity of Native entrepreneurs.
Mr. Castillo’s professional contributions to tribal community- and economic development began in 1997 through work first with the Inter Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc., later in tribal government and financial institution settings, and since 2009 in the CDFI industry. Mr. Castillo serves on the Board of Directors for New Mexico Community Capital and the Housing Assistance Council. Mr. Castillo holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from ASU. Mr. Castillo is of Nahua Indian descent.