Principal and Chief Credit Officer
Minda Johnstone is a founding principal and the Chief Credit Officer of Calabasas-based Freedom Financial Funds, LLC. She has over 40 years of experience in commercial real estate lending. She has originated, approved and managed over $2 billion of loans over her career. She also managed problem loan portfolios exceeding $500 million, with substantially favorable results. Minda spent 4 years at Partners Capital Solutions, contributing materially to that firm’s significant increase in loan volume and its absence of troubled loans. Minda’s banking career started at First National Bank of Chicago in Chicago; spanned 16 years at City National Bank in Beverly Hills, where she earned its Blue Ladder Award; and continued at a community bank in Century City. Minda currently serves on the Northwestern University Leadership Circle Regional Board. She served 10 years as Director and Treasurer of HomeAid. She is a Past President of Commercial Real Estate Women of Los Angeles (CREW-LA); and later served on its Advisory Board. Minda has a B.A. from Northwestern University and an MBA from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University.