CDC Small Business Finance
Vice President 504 Loan Operations
Area of Expertise: Introduction to Design Thinking
LaKisha started her my company 19 years ago as temp answering the phones and making copies. She had dropped out of college and wasn't having an easy time being an 'adult'. She was hired on permanently as an Administrative Assistant within 90 days. A few years later, she had a son and knew she needed to finish her degree. There was a higher position she desired and one of the requirements was a college degree.
LaKisha went back to school and finished her Bachelors Degree in Finance by the time her son was 5. In 2008, she was laid off. She went back to school and obtained her Masters Degree in Accounting and was rehired at her job 10 months later. During her tenure, she has held several positions with the most recent being VP 504 Loan Operations.
CDC provides access to capital to small businesses located in California, Nevada and Arizona. Their loans help businesses to stabilize their operations and create jobs for our local communities.