"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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
As a 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.
As a 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.
As a Processor/Closer, Ms. Gushurst-Jones coordinates 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.
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.
As a Processor/Closer, Mr. Zarate-Bohorquez coordinates the pre-underwriting and closing of CEF loans to ensure proper supporting documentation. Prior to joining CEF in 2014, German was a bilingual housing counselor at Brothers Redevelopment and outreach coordinator to the Hispanic community. He has a law degree from the University Benito Juarez of Oaxaca and is completing his master’s degree in nonprofit management at Regis University. An active volunteer at the Sister Carmen Community Service Food Bank in Lafayette and with Habitat for Humanity (HFH) in Longmont, German is also a member of the first Latino committee of HFH and is fluent in Spanish.
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.