FOUNDER, CHAIRMAN AND CEO, metafund
Tom Loy is the founder, Chairman, and CEO of MetaFund, a triple-bottom-line CDVC and certified CDFI that focuses on equity and near-equity investing, primarily in small businesses and affordable housing. He also serves on the board of directors and as chairman of the audit committee of First Bethany Bank, a community bank in Oklahoma City.
In the early 1990s he was the Resident Banking Advisor for the U.S. Treasury Department/KPMG in Prague, Czech Republic, where he helped establish banking schools in Prague and Bratislava, Slovakia, and advised bankers and government officials. He also served at Oklahoma City University as Executive Director of both the Graduate Banking School and the Bank Directors' College. He has been a lecturer and public speaker for many banking organizations and banking regulators, and he has taught at more than one hundred banking schools and conferences.
Mr. Loy was a community banker for twelve years, and he was president of a check and data processing company, co-founded a fully-registered securities broker/dealer, and coordinated a bank holding company's IPO. He earned various securities and insurance licenses and has served on the boards of numerous banking, securities, and civic organizations.
He has also lived and worked in Dallas, Hawaii, and Switzerland, been a coin-op laundry developer, upscale dog food manufacturer, bank stock and tennis ball arbitrageur, and speed reading and mnemonics teacher. He is the author of many published articles and opinion columns, a monograph for the Oklahoma Academy, and two books for community banks.
Mr. Loy holds a B.A. in Letters and a Master of Liberal Studies from the University of Oklahoma, where he was named an Outstanding Alumnus of the College of Arts & Sciences, and he has received the National Association of Community Leadership's Distinguished Leadership Award.