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PeopleFund Announces New Chief Financial Officer

PeopleFund announces new Chief Financial Officer

Anthony Hedger, a seasoned financial executive, joins Texas’ small business lender


Austin, Texas – PeopleFund is pleased to announce Anthony Hedger as the organization’s new Chief Financial Officer. A seasoned financial executive, Mr. Hedger worked for Rolls Royce maritime, Petronas, CFS Bank and Vodafone playing key roles within each organization. He most recently served as CFO of Houston SPCA, an iconic Houston non-profit focused on protecting animals from suffering, abuse, and exploitation. He holds a BA in Accounting and Finance and an MBA from Lancaster University.

Mr. Hedger comes to PeopleFund with 20+ years of national and international experience in deeply complex financial operations. He has advised chief executives, senior leaders and boards in matters of mergers and acquisitions, integration, business commercials, operations, finance, capital markets, and strategy.

“I’m excited about joining PeopleFund and being part of an organization that enables our local small business community to grow and thrive. Supporting jobs and financial stability through our education and services, and strengthens and enriches our local community”, explained Mr. Hedger. “PeopleFund is innovative, bringing new and bold ideas to meet the community where it is. Exciting new programs such as the BIPOC accelerator and the Veteran Loan Fund show that PeopleFund has the talent and capability to lead. PeopleFund is strongly positioned for accelerated growth which will, in turn, accelerate the creation of economic opportunity for the most vulnerable people in our community.”

“PeopleFund is rapidly evolving from being a mid-sized CDFI to a large one. Anthony brings a unique-strong combination of financial expertise, strategic thinking, and operational performance. I am thrilled to welcome him to the team.”, said Gustavo Lasala, PeopleFund President and CEO, “We look forward to benefiting from Anthony’s contributions as we execute our strategic plan, accelerate growth, and create economic opportunity for those that need it the most.”

Founded in 1994, PeopleFund has lent over $180 million to more than 4,500 small business owners, delivered over 134,000 hours of business education and technical assistance and created more than 18,000 jobs across Texas.


Contact: Jenny Palecek, VP of Philanthropy and Investor Relations

Email: [email protected]

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