Denver, October 5, 2018 – Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is proud to announce the appointment of four new members to its Board of Directors, bringing total membership to 14, a first for the nonprofit small business lender founded in 1976. The appointees who officially began their terms on October 1 are Mizraim Cordero, Vice President of Government Affairs at Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce; Sandra Hadlock, Senior Vice President of Small and Medium Business Strategy at Bank of the West; Gregg Moss, President and CEO of Metro North Chamber of Commerce; and Andrew Rubin, Associate Attorney at Greenberg Traurig LLP.
Mizraim Cordero brings experience leading high performing teams and tackling public affairs and policy challenges through collaboration, new idea creation and implementation. Mr. Cordero has worked with nonprofits and government enterprises in high-volume, multi-issue, state, federal and local policy and operations roles. His familiarity with Colorado’s largest business community and community relations expertise will help CEF expand its services to underserved communities where entrepreneurs continue to lack access to capital.
Sandra Hadlock, in her strategy role has introduced and developed data-driven, customer-centric marketing and sales programs that consistently exceed revenue goals. Focused on enhancing internal processes to better serve small and medium business bank customers, Ms. Hadlock’s leadership in strategic planning, collaborative partnerships and program execution will assist CEF as it grows its internal operations to better serve an increasingly diverse small business sector and the communities that depend on them.
Gregg Moss, an award-winning business commentator and well-known community leader, contributes his high-performing, multi-faceted management style in marketing, communications, public relations and programming to CEF as it deepens relationships with a growing circle of stakeholders – local and national funders, community and government partners, and elected officials. Mr. Moss’s expertise in articulating mission and impact to a broad audience will be an asset as CEF seeks to heighten awareness of small business.
Andrew P. Rubin utilizes his legal background in public finance and tax to help build and improve local communities. Focused on leveraging unique financing structures and tools that infuse development and redevelopment projects with much-needed capital, Mr. Rubin’s experience in bringing critical services to underserved communities aligns with CEF’s mission to accelerate prosperity in Colorado’s urban and rural communities through small business financing and technical assistance.
"Small business success is community-driven and our expanding Board of Directors is committed to CEF’s mission of accelerating community prosperity," said Ceyl Prinster, President and CEO of CEF. "Our newest appointees bring a wealth of expertise to our Board. I look forward to working with them and the rest of our members to broaden support of Colorado’s thriving small business economy so that everyone benefits.”
About Colorado Enterprise Fund
Founded in1976, Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) provides loans up to $500,000 to finance small businesses and startups unable to secure financing through traditional banks. With a mission to accelerate community prosperity by financing and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses, CEF has provided over $80 million in loans to more than 2200 businesses to help create or retain almost 20,000 jobs in the state. An award-winning nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution certified by the US Department of the Treasury, CEF is based in Denver with lending services available statewide. www.coloradoenterprisefund.org