José is Mission Asset Fund’s (MAF) founding CEO. Under his leadership and vision, he quickly built the organization into an award-winning nonprofit with innovative nationwide models for integrating financially excluded, low-income communities into the financial mainstream. He was named a MacArthur Fellow in 2016 for his creativity, accomplishments, and potential as a financial services innovator.
José is a visionary leader, highly regarded in the consumer finance field. In 2014, Governor Brown enacted legislation recognizing MAF’s Lending Circles program, making California the first state to recognize credit building and lending circles as a force for good.
José graduated from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School and the University of California at Davis.