President & CEO (Amalgamated Bank) | Washington, DC
Mestrich has over three decades of executive leadership experience in the financial, labor and non-profit sectors. He is currently a founding partner of Percapita – a venture company designing a financial services platform for low-income individuals. Prior to helping found Percapita, Mestrich served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Amalgamated Bank, America’s largest socially responsible financial institution and prior to that, spent 25 years working for the American labor movement. Mestrich co-authored “Organized Money”, a clarion call for the non-profit, political and advocacy communities to aggregate their resources and build a financial system to serve the public and not just corporations. Mestrich serves on numerous nonprofit boards including the Roosevelt Institute, Opportunity Works, The Frances Perkins Center, and the Nation Fund for Independent Journalism. Mestrich also advises a number of for-profit social ventures. He is a founding member of the Aspen Institute’s Finance Fellowship and an active participant in the Aspen Global Leadership Network.