Gary L. Lindner

Gary L. Lindner

Managing Director · +1 (512) 975-7294
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Gary Lindner is a managing director on the transactions team. Gary provides professional services to help build the capacity of certified Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs) that serve disadvantaged businesses and low-income communities.

Gary has more than 20 years of experience as a financial consultant to corporations and not-for-profit organizations. During his professional and personal life, Gary strives to uphold a set of core values, including integrity, service and excellence.

  • Served as chief executive officer (CEO) for various organizations during the last three decades, providing high-impact operational and financial results within the private, military and not-for-profit sectors
  • Served 15 years in the not-for-profit small business lending industry as a CEO or chief operating officer (COO)
  • Involved in the distribution of more than 7,000 loans
  • Introduced three Small Business Administration (SBA) loan products
  • Educated, trained and provided technical assistance programs to clients
  • Maintained exceptional communications, marketing and social media outreach
  • Completed three successful mergers/acquisitions
  • Involved in $100 million New Market Tax Credits (NMTCs) over four allocations
  • Initiated and served as fiscal agent for a national collaborative of 12 CDFIs committed to veteran business lending
  • Served in the US Air Force
  • Highly decorated combat and service-disabled veteran
  • Achieved rank of Colonel and Command Pilot

Industry involvement

  • Association for Enterprise Opportunity, National Board Chair
  • Texas Mezzanine Fund, Board Service
  • Texas Association of CDC, Board Service
  • On the Road Lending, Board Service
  • Veterans Business Project, Board Service
  • Greater Austin Black Chamber of Commerce, Board Service
  • City of Austin Commission on Veteran Affairs, Board Service

 

Awards and recognition

  • Executive Leadership Award, Greater Austin Chamber
  • Best Non-profit CEO of the Year, Austin Business Journal 
  • Texas Diversity Council – Corporate Award
  • Outstanding Community Lender award from Tory Burch Foundation
  • Wells Fargo Diverse Community Capital Award
  • Bank of America Neighborhood Builder Award
  • Multiple Texas SBA district awards, SBA grants and CDFI financial assistance awards

 

Thought leadership

  • A regular speaker and/or panelist for several national conferences
  • Association for Enterprise Opportunity
  • Opportunity Finance Network
  • Various national veteran conferences and webinars

Location

Texas

Education

Bachelor of Science
The United States Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, Colorado)

 

Master of Science in political science
Auburn University (Alabama)