Ken Thomas, AVP

Ken joined Craft3 in June of 2014 and is the Underwriting Team Manager where he utilizes nearly two decades of capital markets experience, working in unison with the Craft3 lending team, to generate loans to individuals, business and nonprofit entities to promote economic, ecological and family resilience within the Pacific Northwest.

Prior to joining Craft3, Ken worked as an analyst and portfolio manager within the capital markets focusing on underfollowed, small and micro-capitalization equities.   He employed fundamental analysis techniques conducting management interviews, financial statement analysis and modeling focusing on a company’s financials, cash flow generating capabilities and strength of the balance sheet to manage idea generation, buy/sell/hold recommendations, position size, and sector weightings for a portfolio of 40-50 stocks. During the time he managed equity portfolios, Ken more than doubled the benchmarks performance by maintaining a successful long-term, low-turnover approach emphasizing a bottoms up, growth at a reasonable price approach while balancing an awareness of top down sector strategies. 

Ken received a Bachelors’ of Science double degree from Portland State University in Finance and Management. 

Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing loans that strengthen businesses, families and the environment throughout Oregon and Washington. With capital support from financial, philanthropic and religious institutions and corporations, government agencies and accredited individual investors, Craft3 has invested more than $400 million in Northwest communities since 1994.