John Hamilton is Acting President of New Hampshire Community Loan Fund, succeeding founding President Juliana Eades, who retired in June 2020.
John has a passion for organizational development and cultivating people. He offers an eclectic mix of leadership experience, having worked in 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 worked early on with resident-owned communities (ROCs) and multi-family housing through the founding of CATCH. More recently, he has led 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 Food Initiative improves access to capital for farms, food providers, and others that support the growth of healthy sustainable food systems in N.H.
John 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, and skiing with his wife, daughter and friends.