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Cisco Garcia


Director of Investments

Cisco brings over ten years of experience in financial services, government, and business operations to Just Futures.

After earning an undergraduate degree in entrepreneurship from Vanderbilt University, he started his career in financial services, conducting economic and equity research at a New York-based financial media startup before working on institutional client implementation at Goldman Sachs. Shifting his focus to building more resilient and equitable cities, Cisco learned community development, lending, and investment strategies with Reinvestment Fund, a national CDFI; Center City District, the business improvement district for downtown Philadelphia; and GoodCompany Ventures, a nonprofit climate startup accelerator, while completing his master’s in public administration at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Cisco went on to serve in the City of Philadelphia government, overseeing investments in job creation and growth through technology and innovation sectors. This experience included managing a publicly-funded startup program that supported disadvantaged entrepreneurs with unrestricted grants. In 2020, Cisco helped manage national operations for the Biden for President campaign. 

Prior to joining Just Futures, he was chief of staff to a San Francisco-based software startup building products that make governments more efficient. His portfolio of work included overseeing operations and financial planning and analysis through a period that included growth from 15 to 50+ employees and raising a Series A venture capital round. Originally from Brooklyn, NY, today he calls Philadelphia home.