John Holdsclaw, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at NCB
John Holdsclaw is the President and CEO of Rochdale Capital, an emerging national non-profit community development loan fund. Additionally, he holds the executive vice president position for strategic initiatives at National Cooperative Bank (NCB).
Prior to Rochdale, Mr. Holdsclaw served as executive director of policy and development at Capital Impact Partners, a national certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). He currently sits on the boards of Global Communities, Groundswell, Partner for Common Good, and American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Early Life and Education
John Holdsclaw, Senior Vice President at National Cooperative Bank in Washington DC and an award-winning executive, has made a name for himself within the cooperative banking industry. His latest venture, Rochdale Capital, seeks to foster community ownership and asset building throughout rural and urban distressed communities.
Holdsclaw was born and raised in Astoria Houses, a tough but often violent neighborhood of New York City. When her parents divorced and she entered treatment for alcoholism, Chamique and her younger brother Davon moved in with their grandmother June who provided them with structure, security, as well as an excellent education – a big decision which Chamique looks back fondly upon today.
John Holdsclaw IV, Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at NCB and an expert in community development finance and cooperative expansion, is a well-known figure. He chairs the CDFI Coalition and sits on boards such as Self Help Venture Fund, Charleston LDC, Global Communities and Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
He serves on the boards of trustees for Groundswell, Partner for Common Good and Cooperative Development Foundation. Additionally, he is a member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity and has received both Capital Impact Partners Award for Outstanding Corporate Achievement and Stanley W. Dreyer Spirit of Cooperation Award from NCB.
In 1999, Holdsclaw was selected by the Washington Mystics in the first round of the WNBA draft and signed an endorsement deal with Nike worth six figures. She led Tennessee to three consecutive national championships and became their all-time leading scorer and rebounder; earning her a James E. Sullivan Award – America’s highest amateur athlete honor – as well as leading scorer on defense for Tennessee University.
Achievements and Honors
John Holdsclaw IV is the Executive Vice President of Strategic Initiatives at National Cooperative Bank (NCB), a premier financial services provider that offers banking products and services to cooperatives, their members, and socially responsible organizations nationwide. At NCB he is responsible for cultivating relationships in community development finance circles, encouraging social investments and developing product developments.
He previously served as director of policy and development for Capital Impact Partners, a nationally certified Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI). Furthermore, he served as grassroots coordinator and associate director at the National Head Start Association – the only national organization solely dedicated to Head Start program that encourages school readiness among children from low-income families.
In March 2020, he was appointed Chair of the Board of Directors for the Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions. Additionally, he serves on the boards of Global Communities, Groundswell, Partner for Common Good, Primary Care Development Corporation and American Bankers Association (ABA) Stonier Graduate School of Banking.
Holdsclaw is an outspoken member of the LGBTQ community and an ambassador for Active Minds, an organization which strives to “empower students to speak openly about mental health in order to educate others and promote help-seeking.”
In her autobiography Breaking Through: Beating the Odds Shot after Shot, she recounts growing up in Queens, New York amid poverty. Additionally, she writes about her struggle with depression early in her career and how therapy enabled her to overcome it.
Holdsclaw recently founded Rochdale Capital, a loan fund that promotes community ownership and asset building in distressed areas. Additionally, she has collaborated with National Cooperative Bank to establish their first CDFI (community development financial institution).
John Holdsclaw is the president and CEO of Rochdale Capital, an emerging national non-profit community development loan fund dedicated to championing community ownership and cooperative principles. He serves in a dual capacity as executive vice president for strategic initiatives at National Cooperative Bank (NCB). He holds a degree from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University as well as Southern New Hampshire University, along with a Stonier Graduate School of Banking Diploma, Wharton Leadership Certificate and diversity certificate from Cornell. He holds several board memberships, such as Global Communities, Groundswell, Partner for Common Good (CDFI) and American Bankers Association’s Stonier Graduate School of Banking. In 2019, NCB awarded him its Stanley W. Dreyer Spirit of Cooperation Award in recognition of his work to uphold cooperative principles.
Holdsclaw has played in the WNBA for 12 years, yet she is not wealthy; her net worth is estimated to be approximately $0.5 million. Additionally, she owes an extensive amount of debt.