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As founder of Clearinghouse CDFI, Mr. Bystry has been involved with all aspects of capital raising and deploying funds to borrowers under our CDFI and NMTC lines of business. Mr. Bystry has over 25 years of experience raising and deploying capital to low-income communities. Prior to starting Clearinghouse CDFI, Mr. Bystry was Executive Director of Santa Ana Neighborhood Housing Services and Executive Director of the Affordable Housing Clearinghouse, our non-profit community partner. He attracted over $200 million in capital for these organizations. Mr. Bystry has deployed over $1 billion in capital into low-income communities throughout his career.
Mr. Orechwa has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry. He has been actively involved in the growth and development of Clearinghouse CDFI and Clearinghouse NMTC since inception in 1996.
Mr. Orechwa began his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in 1975 and was admitted as an Audit Partner in 1984. His clientele consisted primarily of financial institutions. Mr. Orechwa then served in executive management positions for several major financial institutions over the next 25 years, providing strategic leadership in the areas of Internal Audit, Regulatory Compliance and Risk Management, and Corporate Security. Mr. Orechwa serves on the Executive Committee of the Junior Achievement of Southern California Board of Directors and is a member of the AICPA.
Mr. Gordon leads Clearinghouse CDFI’s lending activities in Arizona. Prior to joining Clearinghouse CDFI, Mr. Gordon was the founding President of Arizona MultiBank Community Development Corporation, the heritage nonprofit CDFI that preceded Arizona MultiBank, a Division of Clearinghouse CDFI.
Before returning to his home state of Arizona in 1991, Mr. Gordon was Senior Vice President of the legacy economic development bank to the New York City Economic Development Corporation (www.nycedc.com). Mr. Gordon currently serves on the Investment Committee of the Arizona Community Foundation’s Community Impact Loan Fund. He served as Chair of the Phoenix Local Advisory Committee of Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC) and Chair of its Credit Committee. Mr. Gordon was a founding Advisory Board member of a U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) licensed Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) and the SBA has recognized Mr. Gordon as a “Small Business Financial Services Champion of the Year”. Mr. Gordon taught the small business lending course at the National Community Development Lending School. Mr. Gordon is a former VISTA volunteer, and received his Bachelors from Yale College and Masters from Harvard University.
Mr. Maddox is the head of lending for Clearinghouse CDFI. He has over 18 years of community development finance and nonprofit management experience and is recognized for his expertise with Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTC) financing.
Prior to joining Clearinghouse CDFI, Mr. Maddox worked in senior management for both national and regional banks in Nevada, California and Arizona. He has also worked in the areas finance and policy administration with local, state and nonprofit organizations in Massachusetts and Delaware. Mr. Maddox was a U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Fellow at the University of Delaware and received a Masters in Public Administration, with a dual concentration in Community Development and Finance. Mr. Maddox also earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Accounting from Lincoln University of Pennsylvania.
Mr. Harrison manages Clearinghouse CDFI’s New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) program having successfully closed over $350 million in these transactions. Mr. Harrison also works to structure and negotiate transactions with investors. He has successfully closed over $200 million in debt and equity transactions with our investment partners since joining the company in 2007.
Prior to joining Clearinghouse CDFI, Mr. Harrison spent over twenty years in managerial positions in the regulated financial services industry. Most recently he served as the SVP, Treasurer of a six billion dollar, publicly traded financial institution where he managed an investment portfolio of over $1 billion. Mr. Harrison also managed over $2 billion of wholesale funding sources including FHLB, State treasury programs and private repurchase agreements.
Ms. Ollendorff is involved with all aspects of lending in the low-income communities we serve, including nonprofit technical assistance, loan document negotiations, funding and post audits, Community Impact, and Marketing. In addition, she works with loan servicing regarding all borrowers experiencing payment difficulty and loan workouts.
With over 25 years of experience in underwriting both consumer and commercial loans, Ms. Ollendorff is regarded as an expert in underwriting community development loans. Prior to working for Clearinghouse CDFI, Ms. Ollendorff had many years of experience in management involving funding, operations, and investor relations. Ms. Ollendorff is currently on the Board of Risk Management Association, Orange County Chapter and is a member of the RMA National Chapters & Membership Council. She also serves as the Treasurer of the Board of Directors of El Sol Charter School in Santa Ana.