FRESNO, CALIFORNIA – January 12, 2024 – Access Plus Capital is announcing the appointment of Pamela Mostert to the new role of Chief Operating Officer as part of a new leadership direction marking the beginning of a new era.
In 2023, Access Plus Capital saw historical growth exceeding $60 million in deployed capital and reaching more than 1000 businesses. At this key juncture of celebrating 15 years of excellence and the first year as an independent entity, President Hill has reorganized the leadership team to support the performance and team development goals and to align with APC’s 5-Year Strategic Plan of deploying $43 million in new loans by 2026.
Pamela Mostert has over 40 years of experience in the financial industry. She has a bachelor’s degree in business management and marketing and an MBA from the University of Phoenix. She joined Access Plus Capital in 2021, as the Business Services Manager, where she developed and implemented a robust business technical assistance department that focuses on helping small businesses become loan ready. She was subsequently promoted to the role of Vice President of Lending where she reduced loan processing times which resulted in the largest loan volume to date. According to Mostert, “As Chief Operating Officer my goal is to make sure that Access Plus Capital has a solid foundation which will allow our organization to impact the lives of entrepreneurs and the communities we serve.”
In her capacity as the Chief Operating Officer, Pamela Mostert will lead the lending and operations of the organization. In addition, the following promotions are taking place; SeeYeng Her, Vice President of Lending; Ushan Samarakone, Chief of Staff; Nigel Kirk, Business Development Manager-North Valley; and Maurice Raeford, Impact & Compliance Manager.
President Hill approves, “these are a great set of leaders in their own right who will enable us to reach greater heights and help us get closer to making ‘access to capital no longer a barrier to success’.
With a leadership team composed almost entirely of women and people of color, Access Plus Capital is well-positioned to meet the needs of underinvested entrepreneurs throughout the region including minority business owners and female entrepreneurs.
Also, today marks Baldev Birk’s last day at Access Plus Capital. Baldev started 13 years ago as a EOC accountant before moving to APC as a business development officer. During his 9-year tenure, he contributed a technical assistance, built the portfolio management department, and ended his APC career as the organization’s first VP of Finance. We appreciate his contributions to the organization and wish him well in his future endeavors. Any finance or accounting matters can be directed to President, COO or Sonexay Sopha, the accounting manager.