Episode 56

DIVINE on Financial Empowerment

Nov 14, 2022

Jeff Shafer, CEO of CommonGood Capital, is joined by Victor Lombard (aka DIVINE), CEO and founder of Solvent, on his troubled upbringing in Newport, RI leading to his incarceration, to starting a business that facilitates financial education and freedom for those affected by the justice system, his thoughts on running a business for profit AND for purpose, and much more.

A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
A New Lens with CommonGood Capital
#56 - DIVINE on Financial Empowerment


DIVINE (Victor D. Lombard)
CEO & Founder Solvent, Inc.
DIVINE is an innovative visionary, mission- and social impact-driven leader, and raw and intuitive entrepreneurial thinker with high and infectious energy, strong passion, and relentless focus and drive. He founded his first startup BLAK Fintech in 2015, a financial technology company building personal financial and banking products for the financially excluded and disadvantaged Unbanked and Underbanked. DIVINE’s personal life story and entrepreneurial journey of redemption have been featured via such major media outlets as Forbes, TechCrunch, Black Enterprise, Breaking Banks, Entrepreneur, and Inc. He serves as a board advisor to the EPMT (End Poverty Make Trillions) Fund and as a board member of the LES (Licensing Executives Society) Silicon Valley Chapter.


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