Colorado Enterprise Fund | Staff

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what people say about us:

"CEF made it possible for us to buy our building, grow our business and show our financial strength to secure an annual line of credit from another local institution."
~ Scott Baker, Icebox Knitting


“CEF has given me all the tools and support to help grow my business. I couldn't have asked for more.  They have been amazing!”
 ~ Valerie DeMasi, Baby Bodywork


“Colorado Enterprise Fund gave us a chance when no one else would. As a small start-up business, we found the CEF to be one of most beneficial entities in our arsenal; a community of people that helped us realize our dreams. Thank you Colorado Enterprise Fund!”
 ~ Carissa Miller, Black Shirt Brewing Co.


  • Cecilia Prinster

    Cecilia Prinster
    president and ceo




    direct: 720.473.4054


    Ms. Prinster has served as President and CEO of CEF for over 20 years. She is responsible for the overall operations of the awardwinning organization including program delivery, resource development, strategic planning, and public relations. Prior to joining CEF, Ceyl was a Training Officer and Commercial Banking Officer at United Bank of Denver which is now Wells Fargo. She is a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and a member of the CFA Institute. She serves on the Governor's Small Business Advisory Board and is active on several committees addressing access to healthy foods, community investment, and economic diversity.

  • Lewis Hagler

    Lewis Hagler
    director of credit quality




    direct: 720.473.4055


    As Director of Credit Quality, Mr. Hagler monitors portfolio and credit quality. He also manages CEF's Northern Colorado lending activity including consulting with potential applicants about their business plans, performing credit analysis and loan underwriting, and providing ongoing business advisory services to borrowers. Prior to joining CEF in 1994, Lewis was the Director of the Small Business Development Center in Boulder. He is an entrepreneur with over 30 years of experience owning and operating a variety of successful business ventures, with special knowledge of the restaurant and food service industry.

  • Nick Massie

    Nick Massie
    director of finance and administration




    direct: 720.473.4060


    As Director of Finance and Administration, Mr. Massie provides fiscal and administrative leadership to CEF. From budgeting, auditing and compliance to banking, funding and analysis, he manages our internal processes as well as our relationships with external funding partners. Prior to joining CEF in 2011, Nick spent eight years in commercial insurance operations management in Colorado and New York City. He earned his Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Colorado, Boulder following his passion for entrepreneurship and finance as applied to small business development.

  • Alan Ramirez

    Alan Ramirez
    director of lending




    direct: 720.473.4053


    As Director of Lending, Mr. Ramirez works with the Director of Credit Quality to manage CEF loan production and the lending team. He consults with potential applicants about their business plans, performs credit analysis and loan underwriting, provides ongoing business advisory services to borrowers, and oversees loan activity in the Denver Metro area and other parts of the state. Prior to joining CEF in 2007, Alan worked as a loan consultant for Pulte Homes. He is fluent in Spanish.

  • Alisa Zimmerman

    Alisa Zimmerman
    director of marketing and communications




    direct: 720.473.4069


    As Director of Marketing and Communications, Ms. Zimmerman leads marketing and communication initiatives to enhance awareness of CEF programs and services among small businesses, financial institutions, and community partners in Colorado. Prior to joining CEF in 2014, Alisa managed marketing and outreach campaigns for nonprofits, universities and local municipalities, and also worked with the Colorado SBDC network and the US Peace Corps in small enterprise and community development. She earned her master's and bachelor's degrees from American University in Washington, D.C.

  • Tina Robinson

    Tina Robinson




    direct: 720.473.4066


    As Controller, Ms. Robinson oversees corporate accounting and prepares budget, audit and other financial presentations. Prior to joining CEF in 2012, Tina worked as an auditor and consultant at Arthur Andersen and Andersen Consulting, ran her own business for five years, and became a controller and director of finance in various private equity companies. She is an active CPA in Colorado.

  • Robert Lohringel

    Robert Lohringel
    asset quality manager




    direct: 720.473.4057


    As Asset Quality Manager, Mr. Lohringel ensures the security of all borrower assets and oversees any legal actions. Prior to joining CEF in 2008, Bob spent 25 years at Citibank as a Portfolio Manager.

  • Anne Misak

    Anne Misak
    healthy food program manager




    direct: 720.473.4070


    As Healthy Food Program Manager, Ms Misak develops, manages and promotes CEF’s Healthy Food Financing (HFF) Program providing access to capital for small businesses in Colorado’s food system that serve low income communities. Prior to joining CEF in 2015, Anne was a consultant with Opportunity Finance Network in Philadelphia, a national association of community development financial institutions that invest in programs benefiting low-income, low-wealth, and other disadvantaged communities. Anne’s consulting work supporting healthy food access includes community assessments, program evaluations, grant reporting and strategic planning. Anne earned her Master of City Planning degree in community and economic development from the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia and her Bachelor of Arts degree from Oberlin College in Ohio.

  • Angela Valdez

    Angela Valdez
    loan services manager




    direct: 720.473.4052


    As Loan Services Manager, Ms. Valdez manages the loan portfolio administration and documentation activities for CEF. She prepares all billing notices and loan disbursements, maintains several databases, and provides vital information for CEF reporting. Prior to joining CEF in 1997, Angela was a Documention and Funding Administrator for Newcourt Financial and worked as a senior accountant for Citicorp Retail Services.

  • Teresa Vanderbosch

    Teresa Vanderbosch
    operations manager




    direct: 720.473.4051


    As Operations Manager, Ms. Vanderbosch manages the day-to-day operations at CEF. She also supervises the Pre-Underwriting and Closing (PUC) department staff. Prior to joining CEF in 2006, Teresa developed and managed the customer service department and staff of a title insurance company, and brings over 20 years of experience in sales, marketing and customer service. She earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree from the University of Denver. 

  • Marcia Johnston-Walden

    Marcia Johnston-Walden
    senior credit analyst




    direct: 720.473.4056


    As Senior Credit Analyst, Ms. Johnston-Walden analyzes credit and financial reports to determine risk involved in lending money or extending credit. She is our SBA Community Advantage 7(a) loan specialist. Prior to joining CEF in 2009, Marcia worked in various capacities for a community bank as loan officer, interim loan operations supervisor and loan reviewer.

  • Michael Jensen

    Michael Jensen
    senior loan officer




    direct: 720.473.4068


    As Senior Loan Officer, Mr. Jensen consults with potential applicants about their business plans, performs credit analysis and loan underwriting, is involved with ongoing business advisory services to borrowers and also conducts marketing visits with our community partners and referral sources. Prior to joining CEF in 2012, Mike served in Iraq with the United States Army.

  • Megan Sheehan

    Megan Sheehan
    senior loan officer




    direct: 720.473.4067


    As Senior Loan Officer, Ms. Sheehan evaluates loan applications and develops referral partnerships. Prior to joining CEF in 2013, Megan earned a Master of Arts degree in International Relations and Economics from Johns Hopkins University. She recently completed an Executive Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame.

  • Hannah Gushurst-Jones

    Hannah Gushurst-Jones
    senior processor/closer




    direct: 720.473.4063


    As Senior Processor/Closer, Ms. Gushurst-Jones oversees the pre-underwriting and closing of CEF loans to ensure proper supporting documentation. Prior to joining CEF in 2012, Hannah was a full time student at the University of Colorado at Boulder where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance.

  • Renee Vander Veer

    Renee Vander Veer




    direct: 720.473.4065


    As a Processor/Closer, Ms. Vander Veer coordinates the pre-underwriting and closing of CEF loans to ensure proper supporting documentation. Prior to joining CEF in 2013, Renee provided support to local small businesses in the area of employee benefits as an Account Manager for a local insurance brokerage.

  • Megan Gress

    Megan Gress




    direct: 720.473.4064


  • Caitlin Meeks

    Caitlin Meeks




    direct: 720.473.4058


  • Robin Ramsouer

    Robin Ramsouer
    lending assistant




    direct: 720.473.4059


    As Lending Assistant, Ms. Ramsouer helps pre-screen applicants, conducts marketing visits with our community partners and referral sources, and provides administrative support to the lending team. Prior to joining CEF in 2010, Robin spent many years as an administrative assistant in various industries.