Lesli Pintor

Executive Director

Lesli Pintor is the Executive Director of Growth Partners Arizona (GPAz), a Certified Development Financial Institution (CDFI) that changes lives and strengthens communities through financing and consulting for nonprofits and small businesses without access to capital. Lesli has done this work for nearly six years in this role and serving on the board of directors for the organization prior to becoming the ED.

Lesli has 31+ years of commercial real estate and business lending experience, taught Business Communications at the University of Arizona Eller College of Management, was a corporate leadership and credit trainer, and is certified in conducting behavioral assessments. She created and led a professional women’s networking organization and a formal mentoring program, and she is a mentor for the Tucson Metro Chamber’s Emerging Leaders Council

Lesli has served on many nonprofit boards over the years, including three years with Earn to Learn, a scholarship program for low-income, first generation college students; the Pima Community College Foundation; Metropolitan Pima Alliance; and CREW Tucson (Commercial Real Estate Women). In addition, her work at Eller included student consulting projects for 13 Tucson nonprofit organizations.

Lesli gives presentations on topics that include leadership, business lending, confidence, leveraging social media, and building networks.

Growth Partners Arizona attracts and provides resources to for-profit and nonprofit businesses through loans and technical assistance to enhance and empower communities throughout Arizona.