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John Delaney

Founder and Executive Chairman

John Delaney is an entrepreneur, business leader, and public servant. He is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Forbright, Inc. and Executive Chairman of Forbright Bank. In 2017 John was named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune Magazine.

John served six years in the U.S. Congress and earned praise for his bipartisan approach to economic, foreign, and climate policy. While in Congress he was on the Financial Services and Joint Economic Committees and co-founded the Artificial Intelligence and Climate Solutions Caucuses. He was the co-president of his freshman class of 85 new members in the U.S. House of Representatives and in 2019 he stepped down from Congress to pursue the Democratic nomination for President of the United States.

Before Congress and by the age of 40, John had founded and led two New York Stock Exchange-listed companies. In 1993, John founded HealthCare Financial Partners Inc., which provided loans to small to mid-sized healthcare service companies. In 2000, he founded CapitalSource Inc., which provided loans to a wide range of mid-sized businesses. John served as Chairman and CEO of CapitalSource until his decision to pursue public office. All told, Delaney’s companies created thousands of jobs and made over $30 Billion of loans to over 5,000 companies.

John is a member of the Board of Directors of the Bipartisan Policy Center and Citizens Climate Education. He is a past member of the Board of Georgetown University, the Potomac School, and St. Patrick’s Episcopal Day School. Delaney is a member of YPO, was named Ernst & Young’s Entrepreneur of the Year, received the Bank Enterprise Award from the Obama Administration for lending to disadvantaged communities, and the Legislator of the Year Award by Citizens Climate Education.

John received his undergraduate degree from Columbia University and his law degree from Georgetown Law Center. He and his wife April McClain Delaney have four daughters.