Colorado Enterprise Fund Grows Senior Leadership with New COO Hire

Two other staff promoted to Director Positions in Finance and Operations


Denver, September 25, 2018 – Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is pleased to announce the hiring of Nim Patel to fill a newly created Chief Operating Officer (COO) position overseeing enhancements to CEF operations and IT processes as the organization expands to serve more small businesses statewide. Two existing CEF employees have also been promoted to new Director roles effective October 1: Tina Robinson from Controller to Director of Finance and Teresa Vanderbosch from Manager of Operations to its Director. Together, these employees bring extensive financial, operational, and technological expertise to CEF to support the organization’s continued growth in delivering small business financing and advisory services to new and existing entrepreneurs across Colorado.


As the new COO, Nim Patel guides the operations of CEF through strategic direction and support with an emphasis on leveraging technology for scale and efficiency. Prior to joining CEF, Nim spent 20+ years managing all facets of early stage and high growth businesses including C-Level positions in Finance, Operations and Technology. He is active in the non-profit community holding multiple board and consulting roles over the years. Nim holds a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from the University of Georgia as well as a Master of Business Administration degree in Marketing from Emory University.


CEF’s new Director of Finance, Tina Robinson, expands her former Controller role to direct all financial operations including accounting, budgeting, financial reporting and loan servicing for the organization. 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 was a controller and director of finance in various private equity companies. Tina is an active CPA in Colorado and earned her Bachelor of Arts in accounting degree from Portland State University in Oregon.


As Director of Operations, Teresa Vanderbosch, will oversee all areas of internal administration including day-to-day activities, human resources, staff supervision, and vendor services.  Prior to joining CEF in 2006, Teresa developed and managed the customer service department and staff of a title insurance company, combined with over 20 years of additional experience in private-sector sales, marketing and customer service. Teresa holds a Bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Denver.


“As the internal core of our dynamic leadership team, Nim, Tina and Teresa possess the specific expertise our growing organization needs. Their respective backgrounds in IT development, finance and operations will position CEF for continued success in our industry,” said Ceyl Prinster, President and CEO.


To reach CEF’s new senior staff, please call the CEF office at 303.860.0242 or email them directly at:

Nim Patel:,

Tina Robinson: and

Teresa Vanderbosch:



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 2,300 businesses to help create or retain almost 20,000 jobs in the state. A nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) certified by the US Department of the Treasury, CEF is based in Denver with lending services available statewide.

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