Coleman Movers & Shakers — Judy Jandro, DJ Kurtz
Community Reinvestment Fund Names Judy Jandro Senior Vice President of Small Business Lending.
“Judy is a well-recognized finance superstar in the Twin Cities, and we are so grateful to have her join the CRF team,” says Jennifer Anderson, CRF’s President and Chief Financial Officer. “We’re excited to open the next chapter of our small business lending practice with a dedicated business development leader like Judy.”
“Throughout my career in the Twin Cities, I had always admired CRF’s leadership position in this market and across the country,” says Judy. “Improving capital availability and transforming the entire community development finance ecosystem are essential priorities to level the playing field for small business owners, and I’m excited to help CRF make an even bigger impact in the communities that need it most.”
Jandro has broad knowledge and experience with commercial lending to a variety of businesses, real estate developers and investors. In 2006, she was named “2% Lender of the Year” by the City of Minneapolis and in 2008 was a Finance and Commerce Top Woman in Finance Award winner. She also led the lending programs at the Twin Cities Community Land Bank for more than four years.
Jandro earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University. She is also a licensed real estate salesperson and holds board or committee positions with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the City of Community Land Trust (CLCLT), Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), and Women in Real Estate and Urban Planning (WIRED-UP).
Liberty SBF Hires DJ Kurtze as National Director of Originations
Liberty SBF is proud to announce that it has hired DJ Kurtze as National Director of Originations to oversee its team of sales professionals across the country. Liberty SBF provides high leverage, fixed-rate SBA and Conventional financing to owners of industrial, flex, office, self-storage, retail, hotel and healthcare properties.
Last year, Liberty SBF had tremendous success with its 90% LTV loan for owner-user commercial properties. Many of Liberty SBF’s customers are participating in the new economy investing in last mile warehousing and distribution facilities driven by growth in ecommerce and the “Amazon effect.” The company also sees prospects in the healthcare industry across the country. These market factors along with a rising rate environment has intensified the demand for the company’s fixed-rate SBA 504, Conventional and Bridge loans.
DJ will manage Liberty SBF’s sales efforts as the company continues to increase its originations team and pushes into new markets in 2019.
DJ comes to Liberty SBF after a long career at Wells Fargo Bank where he oversaw a team that managed a $600MM business banking portfolio. Before that he spent five years managing the largest business development team in Pacific Midwest Business Banking division for the bank, which produced over $500MM in new loan production during his tenure. Mr. Kurtze graduated from Fresno Pacific University with a bachelor’s degree in business management.
He is also very active in the community volunteering his time for local non-profits and sitting on the board of the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco, CA. Mr. Kurtze lives in Walnut Creek, CA with his wife and two daughters.
Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events
Puerto Rico Rural Investment Summit, Puerto Rico, March 7-8, 2019, Puerto Rico
Registration Now Open
Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference 2019, March 13, 2019, Asheville
WPASGL Quality Circle 2019, March 13 -15, 2019, Seven Springs
Early Bird Rate of $200 Expires Today!
Hunter Hotel Conference, March 20-22, Atlanta
America West Small Business Lending Summit 2019, June 11, 2019, Rancho Mirage
Early Bird Rate is just $399 until January 31
America East Small Business Lending Conference 2019, August 14, 2019, Mashantucket
Early Bird Rate is just $389 until February 15
Music City Small Business Lenders Conference, August 28-29, 2019, Nashville
FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference, September 18, 2019, Orlando
Registration is NOW OPEN!