Mike O’Donnell, Executive Director

//Mike O’Donnell, Executive Director
Mike O’Donnell, Executive Director 2016-09-07T21:03:49+00:00

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Mike holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Melbourne and an MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management at the University of New South Wales in Sydney Australia.

He began his career in the United States in 1990 as the executive director of the University of Kansas Small Business Development Center and adjunct faculty before taking the helm of the certified development company located in Lawrence, Kansas, in 1997.

In 2000, the opportunity arose to relocate to Colorado and join Colorado Lending Source, which began expanding outreach and providing Colorado-based small businesses with better access to capital while maintaining the high level of service that banks and small business borrowers need to understand and access the US Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 program.

As the great recession began, Colorado Lending Source further expanded operations to encourage and assist community lenders make SBA guaranteed loans and also began providing direct loans to small businesses unable to access capital anywhere else utilizing the Community Advantage and Colorado Main Street small loan programs.

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