Brian E. Argrett

Brian Argrett, a Director since 2011 is currently President and Chief Executive Officer of the Corporation and the Bank, and is Chairman of City First Enterprises and City First Foundation. Mr. Argrett also serves on the Executive Committee of both the Corporation and the bank. Formerly, Mr. Argrett was founder and managing partner of both Fulcrum Capital Group, an investment manager, and Fulcrum Capital Partners, L.P., a traditional, institutionally-backed private equity limited partnership. He also served as President, Chief Executive Officer and director of Fulcrum Venture Capital Corporation, a federally licensed and regulated Small Business Investment Company. Prior to joining Fulcrum, Mr. Argrett was an attorney with the real estate law firm of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks in Los Angeles. Mr. Argrett has served as chair, been a member, or held observer rights on numerous Fulcrum portfolio company boards, as well as served on the boards of First Federal Financial Corporation, First Federal Bank of California and Family Savings Bank, a community bank serving central Los Angeles and was a presidential appointee, under the Obama administration, to the Community Development Advisory Board. Mr. Argrett has held leadership positions at the National Association of Investment Companies and the National Conference for Community and Justice and has been an elder at the Knox Presbyterian Church.

Currently, Mr. Argrett serves as a director on the Board of the Federal Home Loan Bank of Atlanta (“FHLBATL”) and is the Vice Chair of FHLBATL’s Enterprise Risk and Operations Committee as well as a member of the Finance Committee and the Audit and Compliance Committee. Mr. Argrett is the immediate past Chairman and continues to serve on the board of the Community Development Bankers Association, serves as a member of the Global Alliance on Banking on Values, and as a member of the Steering Committee of the Expanding Black Business Credit Initiative. Mr. Argrett is also a director of the Washington DC Economic Partnership, and serves on the Deputy Mayor for Planning and Economic Development’s Economic Strategy Advisory Committee, the DC Attorney General’s Business Advisory Committee, the 11th Street Bridge Park Kitchen Cabinet, and is a member of the Governing Board of Mosaic Theater Company of Washington, D.C.

Mr. Argrett is also a member of The Economic Club of Washington, D.C., Leadership Greater Washington Class of 2014, and the Strategic Planning Steering Committee for the DC Commission on the Arts and Humanities. In addition, Mr. Argrett is a 2014 recipient of the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award. Mr. Argrett holds a J.D. and an M.B.A. from the University of California, Berkeley, and a bachelor’s degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

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