John Holdsclaw IV serves as Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at the National Cooperative Bank (NCB). John is charged with establishing NCB as a thought leader in community development finance and cooperative expansion that leads to business development and solutions. NCB’s mission is to support and be an advocate for America’s cooperatives and their members, especially in low-income communities, by providing innovative financial and related services.
In a dual role, John serves as President and CEO of Rochdale Capital, a newly formed, national non-profit community development loan fund that will provide financing and technical assistance to cooperative enterprises and other community-based organizations. Rochdale Capital will focus on making financial services accessible to under-resourced communities, specifically to women and/or minority-owned small and growing businesses. NCB is the founding and strategic partner of Rochdale Capital.
Mr. Holdsclaw currently serves on the boards of the Global Communities, Groundswell, Partner for Common Good, Primary Care Development Corporation, and American Bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate School of Banking. In addition, John is the immediate past president Coalition of Community Development Financial Institution Coalition (CDFI Coalition), and immediate past chair of ABA’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Group.
He holds a BA degree in Political Science from North Carolina A&T State University, a MS in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University, Diploma from the Stonier Graduate School of Banking, Wharton Leadership Certificate from the Aresty Institute of Executive Education at The Wharton School and a Certificate in Diversity and Inclusion from Cornell University.
In 2019, John received NCB’s Stanley W. Dreyer Spirit of Cooperation Award, bestowed annually to those who live and work with the spirit of the cooperative principles. In addition, John is an active member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Incorporated.