Brian E. Argrett

Brian E. Argrett, President & Chief Executive Officer of City First Bank and CFBanc Corporation. Mr. Argrett joined City First Bank in 2011 bringing extensive expertise in financing companies in underserved communities with both debt and equity. In addition to his service as a Director on the Boards of City First Bank and CFBanc Corporation, Mr. Argrett is Chairman of City First Foundation.  He joined City First from Fulcrum Capital Group, an investment manager that he founded in Los Angeles. Fulcrum invests in lower middle-market companies through a private equity limited partnership and a federally licensed and regulated Small Business Investment Company. Prior to joining Fulcrum’s SBIC in 1992, Mr. Argrett was a transactional real estate attorney with the law firm of Pircher, Nichols & Meeks. Mr. Argrett has served as chair, director, 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. Active in the community, Mr. Argrett held board leadership positions at the National Association of Investment Companies, the National Conference for Community and Justice, and was an elder at the Knox Presbyterian Church. Currently, Mr. Argrett serves as a presidential appointee to the Community Development Advisory Board, he is Chairman of the Community Development Bankers Association, a director of the Washington DC Economic Partnership, a member of the Community Bankers Council of the American Bankers Association, and a member of the Governing Board of Mosaic Theater Company of Washington, D.C.  Mr. Argrett is 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. Mr. Argrett is also a 2014 recipient of the Washington Business Journal Minority Business Leader Award. Mr. Argrett holds a Juris Doctorate and a Master’s in Business Administration from the University of California, Berkley, and a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the McIntire School of Commerce at the University of Virginia.

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