Press Release (ePRNews.com) - Brea, CA - Feb 11, 2017 - Lendistry (Lendistry.com), an online lender providing financial solutions for small businesses, announced today they added veteran loan officer, Carla Panzera Ulloa, to their growing sales team. Mrs. Panzera Ulloa joins Lendistry from CDC Small Business Finance, where she was a loan officer for 6 years.
“It feels like family working together for a common goal,” Mrs. Panzera Ulloa says of Lendistry, who wasn’t always so positive about the growing fintech industry.
It feels like family working together for a common goal.
Mrs. Panzera Ulloa first met Lendistry CEO, Everett K. Sands, at a banking conference where, as a member of the panel, she was vocal about the high rate of merchant cash advances she had refinanced in her career. Mr. Sands introduced himself, and spoke of his shared concern for responsible lending practices in the small business community.
A partnership born of aligned values, and a common desire to help small businesses, particularly those in underserved communities, led Mrs. Panzera Ulloa to join Lendistry when the opportunity arose. “I love working with small business owners and educating the public,” she said. “I’m definitely passionate about what I do.”
Indicative of her commitment to helping small businesses succeed, Mrs. Panzera Ulloa often attends events hosted by small business associations throughout southern California to help educate the public on securing small business funding. She will be representing Lendistry at the following events: “Show Me the Money, Honey,” a free event focused on small business loans and financial management for small business owners, hosted by Coachella Valley Women’s Business Center on February 14, at the Palm Desert Public Library; and on March 31st, at The Center’s “Access to Capital” workshop at UCR Palm Desert Center, where small business owners will be introduced to small business lenders and nonprofit business consulting organizations.
Mrs. Panzera Ulloa also serves on the Steering Committee for Micro Enterprise Collaborative Inland Southern California, an organization that provides resources to local micro-businesses.
Lendistry’s mission is to provide economic opportunities and progressive growth for small business owners and their underserved communities as a source of financing and financial education. Responsible lending, for the benefit of both small business owners and investors, is at the core of Lendistry’s culture.
Since 2014, Lendistry has originated, funded and/or syndicated roughly $92MM in transactions, providing the US small business community with a range of financial services and products. Lendistry has a flexible, interactive, and unique technology-based underwriting and servicing mechanism geared towards small business transactions between $50,000-$1,000,000, and terms up to 10 years.
Lendistry’s certification from the Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) office provides qualified small businesses access to a variety of credit enhancement programs. These CDFI programs allow Lendistry to borrow at low rates over extended periods of time, leverage loan guarantees financed by each state within the US, and request Community Reinvestment Act investment and lending proceeds from FDIC-insured banking institutions.