Different consumer protection laws such as the Dodd-Frank Act emerged because many banks caught consumers in mortgages without being totally transparent with them, but at the same time some of these laws have made it more difficult for people to afford homes if their income is lower. This has been an issue for a while in the city of Baltimore, but that’s why financial expert Kevin Seawright is working to get around the red tape with his company RPS Solutions. The company’s mission is to assist people in getting financing for housing who may not have previously qualified, and to invest in renovating homes and transform neighborhoods into higher quality living areas. Just this last year, Seawright and RPS Solutions announced a partnership with the National Community Stablization Trust.
Kevin Seawright has served in the accounting departments for many public and private sector firms. His career began as an intern in Baltimore’s public services and parks department, and as it moved on Seawright began to accrue more authority on public funds and allocating them appropriately. He had the privilege of restructuring the city’s public schools system as superintendent, and eventually he became the Deputy Chief Financial Officer on the city council. He helped reorganize the city’s budget at one point so that a surplus came out of it, and he also introduced a big data software program known as CitiStat to track down how departments like emergency services and utilities were performing throughout the city.
Seawright’s main jobs in the private sector prior to starting RPS Solutions were serving as the managing accountant of Tito Contractors and serving as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Newark Community Economic Development Corporation. At Tito Contractors, he helped the construction company procure new projects and contracts and organized their financial records. At the Newark CEDC, he helped raise funds for new building initiatives for both commercial and residential units and to promote Newark as a great place to do business in. Seawright founded RPS Solutions upon leaving the CEDC. Along with his business activities, Seawright has served communities in youth leadership groups and donated to the Babe Ruth Museum.