Deveron Gibbons

Executive Director

Revenue Based Finance Coalition

For more than 25 years, Deveron M. Gibbons has served as a strategic and tactical business leader and an advisor and counselor to governors, legislators, and members of Congress. He has also established himself as a creative force helping to shape the next generation of leaders, serving on the boards of trustees of two institutions of higher learning in his native Florida.

As Executive Director of the Revenue Based Finance Coalition, Gibbons leads the day-to-day operations of an organization whose members fund billions of dollars per year to help meet the needs of American entrepreneurs running small and medium-sized businesses. The Coalition works nationwide to educate policy leaders on issues related to Revenue Based Finance, an innovative finance option that helps small businesses secure access to capital, quickly providing financing to address immediate needs.

Before assuming his leadership position with the Coalition, Gibbons served as Senior Vice President of Public Affairs and Business Development at a large consumer financial entity that served more than 3 million customers each month. In that position, he served as a resource to policymakers and helped strengthen laws and regulations governing the financial services industry.

A native of St. Petersburg, Florida, Gibbons earned his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Florida in 1995 and his master’s in Public Administration from the University of South Florida in 2006. He then earned his Juris Doctor from the Florida A&M University College of Law in 2016, and a master’s in Business Administration from Florida A&M University in 2018.

Gibbons was appointed by Florida’s governor in 2006 to serve on the St. Petersburg College Board of Trustees, and was reappointed by two subsequent governors. He is also a member of the Board of Trustees of Bethune-Cookman University.

Gibbons lives in St. Petersburg with his family.