John Hamilton is Vice President of Economic Opportunity at the New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, leading lending production for affordable housing, child care and economic opportunities.
John has a passion for cultivating people and profits, and offers an eclectic mix of leadership experience having worked in the areas of business investing, workforce development, affordable housing, and energy conservation. This reflects his entrepreneurial nature and interest in building “win-win strategies” across the for-profit, nonprofit, and government sectors.
He currently leads the expansion of the Community Loan Fund’s Business Finance programs, which connect business owners with the capital and expertise they need to compete in a changing marketplace.
Business Finance’s Farm and Food Initiative improves access to capital for farms, food providers, and others that support the growth of healthy sustainable food systems in New Hampshire.
He is also the founder and Managing Director of the Community Loan Fund’s Vested for Growth program, which has placed millions in growth capital. Vested for Growth provides alternative investment structures such as royalty, or mezzanine, financing to enable high-growth businesses to accomplish their acquisition and/or growth plans.
This “roll up your sleeve” style of investing provides him with the opportunity to work intimately with businesses as they strategize practical solutions.
John keeps himself fresh by playing hockey throughout the year and spending time outdoors camping, hiking, skiing with his wife, daughter, and friends.