Mr. Castillo was appointed CEO of Native Capital Access in 2009. In that role he has developed technical assistance services that build the capacity of tribal professionals in the use of debt financing for community development projects. Areas of emphasis include assessing market demand, underwriting development projects, leveraging tribal funds and structuring debt facilities unique to projects on tribal lands.
Mr. Castillo is active in developing strategic partnerships with banks, CDFI’s and foundation partners to raise public- and private-sector equity and debt resources to support community-, economic development and small business financing on tribal lands
Prior contributions to tribal community- and economic development includes work within financial institution, tribal government, and non-profit agency settings. Mr. Castillo is a member of ASU’s Construction In Indian Country Executive Board, as well as the Board of Directors for the Native CDFI Network and New Mexico Community Capital. Mr. Castillo holds undergraduate and graduate degrees from Stanford University and an MBA from ASU. Mr. Castillo is of Nahua Indian descent.