Lafayette Square was founded in 2020 with the mission of being the leading provider of impact-driven capital, financing disadvantaged communities, entrepreneurs, and diverse investment talent.
Damien Dwin was born and raised in Washington, D.C. Staying close to home, Damien attended Georgetown University's McDonough School of Business. While attending Georgetown, Damien co-founded the Patrick Healy Fellowship. The fellowship is dedicated to pursuing the Jesuit ideals of diversity and community service. Go Hoyas!
Damien started his career at Salomon Brothers in its the Fixed Income Division and at Goldman Sachs on the international desk for the Fixed Income and Commodities Division.
After Goldman, Damien moved to Credit Suisse to found the North American Special Opportunities Division. Following a successful spin-out, he founded Brightwood Capital and served as Co-CEO for ten years.
In 2019, Damien joined the Board of Trustees for the Vera Institute of Justice and the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. These two organizations became the latest in the string of social impact organizations that Damien has supported over the years.
In the wake of COVID-19 and its subsequent health and economic impact, Damien began thinking critically about the role investment managers could play in supporting the nation's crisis.
Lafayette Square was officially launched in November 2020 by Damien Dwin and his founding team.
Lafayette Square makes its inaugural investment into FactoryOS, which creates affordable modular multifamily housing more efficiently and at a lower cost while creating good local jobs and funding innovation
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