Headshot of Denise Favors

Denise Favors

Lender Service Provider / SBA CA 7(a) Loan Program

She is retired from Federal Government’s Small Business Administration after 33 years of service in finance. Ms. Favors formerly served as a member of Northside Economic Opportunity Network’s (NEON) Board of Directors for three years. She also taught “Entrepreneurship for Communities of Color (ECC)” Program at North Hennepin Community College in Brooklyn Park, MN.

She is an active volunteer in providing counseling to entrepreneurs. Her experience includes working in Surety Bonds, procurement, contracts and grants management, small business development budget and finance, auditing, IT, real estate and accounting. She has graduate studies in Accounting and Finance at St. Thomas University. Ms. Favors holds a Real Estate Broker’s License and is an active Investor.

Ms. Favors has conducted over 500 seminars on “How to get Financing. She has many awards; however, her most notable accomplishment is serving the small business community by increasing financial awareness for minority, women, faith based and low income communities.

Staff Directory

Nasibu Sareva

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)

Felicia Ravelomanantsoa

Chief Financial Officer / Chief Operating Officer (CFO / COO)

Christine Lukudu

Program Manager - Business Development Department / Portfolio

Delphine Ntegeye

Loan Officer / Business Advisor

Ayan Abdinur

Program Manager – Housing and Financial Education Department

Ahmed Artan

SBA Microloan Program Manager / Housing & Financial Ed. Program Assistant Manager

Jawahir Mohamed

Program Assistant and Community Development Specialist

Abdirahin Hussen

Regional Manager - Central Minnesota

Jacqueline (AKA Jackie) Schell

Communications & Fund Development manager

Denise Favors

Lender Service Provider / SBA CA 7(a) Loan Program

Rich Thomasgard

Business Consultant on Special Projects