Meet Business Development Analyst Ernest! Central Valley native with 14 years of lending experience, and a passion for car restoration. Ernest loves educating business owners on available resources, and helping their businesses succeed.
First, tell me a little bit about your background. What did you do before you became part of the Access Plus Capital team?
I’m Ernest! I was born and raised in the Central Valley. I started my career in Lending 14 years ago working for both Retail banks and Not for Profit Credit Unions as a Lending Specialist in the Fresno and San Diego markets.
What do you do at Access Plus Capital?
I’m the Business Development Analyst, I help business’s with lending needs.
What is your favorite part of working at Access Plus Capital?
My favorite part of Access Plus Capital is the staff. Everyone has been very welcoming including everyone at Fresno EOC. I’m very grateful to be part of an organization that gives back to the community.
What is your favorite part of working with business owners?
My favorite part of working with Business owners is educating them on all the resources that are available to them. It makes my heart happy when their eyes light up after informing them of local organizations that can help their Business succeed.
What’s the latest project you worked on? What was unique about it?
Latest project I worked on was the City of Fresno Save Our Small Business Grant Program. Small Businesses drives our economy in Fresno, so providing relief to Small Businesses during uncertain times was an honor. Working with my colleagues in partnership with the City of Fresno was a unique experience overall.
What are some of your outside of work hobbies and interests?
One of my hobbies is restoring cars. I’m very passionate about giving back so I partner up with local law enforcement agencies and donate bikes to underprivileged kids in the community. Check out our Instagram page at @bikes4smiles. I enjoy traveling to San Diego, if I ever go missing you can find me at the beach!
Want to work with Ernesto to see what programs are available to you? Then be sure to stop into our office and inquire about our loans. As soon as you’re approved, we’ll set Ernesto to work!