James Pérez Foster


About James Pérez Foster

James Pérez Foster has served as a director since February 2018 and is an Audit Committee member. Mr. Pérez Foster is a seasoned board member with national banking and Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) board experience. He is a venture investor and operator with more than 30 years of strategic growth, impact investment advisory and community engagement experience. A published expert on U.S. underserved market segments for global financial services and banking institutions, Mr. Pérez Foster is the founder of Bainbridge Advisors, LLC, a management consulting and research firm that serves financial institutions and federal agencies. Mr. Pérez Foster also founded Solera National Bancorp, a federally chartered bank holding company that is credited as one of the first Hispanic-markets focused commercial banks in the country. Mr. Pérez Foster has a BA in International Relations from Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.