CDC Small Business Finance and the Momentus Capital branded family of companies regularly receive media coverage for their work to provide access to affordable and responsible capital.
That coverage, compiled on this page, includes our efforts with key organizations and local leaders to deliver critical social services, and our work to help entrepreneurs of color grow their businesses.
If you are a member of the media and have a press inquiry, please reach out to David Greisman at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The focus is on job creation and wealth building through real estate,” said Tony Barengo, head of commercial real estate for community development corporations and small business finance at Momentus Capital. “And so [we’re] really hoping to move the needle and make a difference for the small businesses that we end up serving.”
The list spotlights the most influential business leaders with the pending revival of Greater Washington top of mind: “Who has the courage to stand up and discuss our problems without holding back?” wrote the Washington Business Journal’s editor, in introducing the list. “Who has the leadership skills — and, sometimes, the dollars — to make a difference? Who can we count on?”
The NonProfit Times, the leading publication for nonprofit managers, ranked CDC Small Business Finance as the #17 medium-sized nonprofit and #43 overall. The rankings are based on participating nonprofits’ policies, practices, benefits and demographics, as well as a survey of employees asking them to respond to 77 statements within seven categories.
Ventures Lending Technologies, a subsidiary of CDC Small Business Finance, offers a proprietary loan processing and portfolio management tool that has become one of the top resources for small business and community lenders.
“This job is truly about helping people, and it feels great to be recognized for the impact I am having on small business owners,” Torres Baltys said. “Every time I talk to a client, I try to think of them as if they were family – how would I want them to be treated, and how can I help them reach their goal? And if I can’t help them right now, how can I help them be knowledgeable and set a plan for the future so that they can still achieve their goals and dreams?”
Vice President Harris visited Alfalfa, a restaurant in Santa Monica that worked with CDC Small Business Finance on a Community Advantage loan, a program designed to increase loan access specifically for low-income, underserved business owners through mostly nonprofit, approved lenders.
Ivan Guzman of Redline Quality Cars went from leasing to owning, expanding his business and adding more employees at his Arizona auto body shop thanks to an SBA 504 loan from CDC Small Business Finance
“Momentus and City First also chose to zero in on low-to-moderate income areas and entrepreneurs of color as well as female small business owners — groups that historically have been approved for SBA 504 loans in small numbers.”
“We want to support the company and help them reach diverse customers nationwide, as they’ve already shown was possible in the Atlanta area,” says Elisabeth Chasia, investments director at Momentus Capital.
Stacey Sanchez and Ken Rosenthal were two of just five people to be named “BDO of the Year” by The Coleman Report. This leading banking publication annually honors the best in small business lending practices. Sanchez and Rosenthal’s awards are a nod to their commitment to creating more equitable opportunities for the small business community.
Our president and CEO, Ellis Carr, was named to Fast Company’s Most Creative People in Business list. The article showcased the Equitable Development Initiative, which is a program led by CDC’s sister organization Capital Impact Partners that helps real estate developers of color in four regions of the United States.
Why did Capital Impact Partners, CDC Small Business Finance, and Ventures Lending Technologies come together to create the Momentus Capital branded family of companies? In this interview with the AFRO, Momentus Capital president and CEO Ellis Carr discussed why it is so important to provide a continuum of social, financial and knowledge capital for local leaders, businesses and community organizations to bolster economic mobility and wealth creation.
Ellis Carr conducted an interview with IFF, a mission-driven lender, developer, and consultant that helps communities thrive. Among the topics: why the Momentus Capital branded family of companies was formed, how Ventures Lending Technologies will continue to evolve to support Momentus Capital’s strategic vision, and other notable announcements and initiatives.
Michael and Summer Sanders always dreamed of owning a business, not just leasing a commercial property that wasn’t their own. An SBA 504 loan allowed them to switch from renters to fully owning the business and property, thanks to CDC Small Business Finance. The Sanders, a husband/wife team that owns Local Juicery in Sedona, Arizona, were able to purchase the existing space they have leased since December 2014 with an SBA 504 commercial real estate loan.
LaKisha Gant, senior vice president of commercial real estate for CDC Small Business Finance, was among the honorees at the annual Southern California Women Leading Real Estate event. The awards shone a light on movers and shakers in commercial real estate, from top-level executives to leaders on the rise.