Tune in to WOL 1450 AM, 95.9 FM and WOL Live Stream on Thursday, April 20 at 10:30 am EDT for Everything Co-op, hosted by Vernon Oakes. This week Vernon continues his discussion of “Humanity @ Work & Life: Global Diffusion of the Mondragon Cooperative Ecosystem Experience” with an interview of contributing author John Holdsclaw IV, president and CEO of Rochdale Capital. John will discuss challenges and opportunities of financing worker cooperatives and new initiatives of Rochdale Capital.
Holdsclaw currently serves as president and CEO of Rochdale Capital, a newly formed, national nonprofit 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.
Holdsclaw currently serves on the board of directors of Global Communities, Groundswell, Partners for Common Good, and American Bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate School of Banking. In addition, he is the immediate past president of the Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) Coalition, and immediate past chair of ABA’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Group.