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Tom De Simone

President and CEO

Genesis LA a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI)


Tom De Simone is President and CEO of Genesis LA a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) and a Community Development Entity (CDE) and is responsible for overseeing Genesis LA’s operations and managing business activities. Tom has sourced, structured and/or closed more than $230 million in direct lending and New Market Tax Credit investments for Genesis LA. He has helped to grow Genesis LA’s capital resources and has designed innovative investment programs that have helped Genesis LA to become a unique financing entity in the Los Angeles community. Prior to joining Genesis LA, Tom was a John Gardner Fellow in the Office of Mayor James K. Hahn, where he worked on policies and programs to alleviate homelessness and spur economic development. After his fellowship, he worked for the General Manager of the Los Angeles Housing Department, assisting in the development of a supportive housing program and an acquisition and predevelopment loan fund.

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