Luis founded FINANTA, a mission-driven lending institution facilitating access to capital and consultation services for entrepreneurs, consumers, and first-time homebuyers in the Philadelphia region. Since 1996, FINANTA has developed a substantial track record in business, homeownership, and consumer counseling, and a $58+ million lending history. Prior to FINANTA, Luis founded and directed CoreStates Community Development and Financing, a $66 million socioeconomic and cultural investment program of CoreStates Bank, now Wells Fargo. This program was among the nation’s first nonprofit community development arms of a commercial bank. Originally from Costa Rica, Luis holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro and a Master of Urban and Regional Planning from the University of New Orleans.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian joined the FINANTA team in 2013 with extensive professional experience in nonprofit and for-profit accounting and financial management, with a long-term track record of organizational financial accuracy and efficiency. As CFO, Brian is responsible for all accounting, finance, and loan servicing operations, as well as, financial systems and procedures . Originally from England, Brian holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Drexel University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Vice President of Microlending
Kersy joined the FINANTA team in 2008, bringing over 12 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to FINANTA, Kersy worked as a mortgage loan consultant at PHH Mortgage Corporation. As VP of Microlending, Kersy directs the implementation, management, coordination, and delivery of microlending for first-time entrepreneur, consumer, and homebuyer borrowers in FINANTA’s innovative Affinity Group Lending program. She is also responsible for providing lending services and technical assistance directly to clients. Originally from the Dominican Republic, Kersy holds a degree in General Studies from City College of New York, New York.