Victor Lucero has had a successful sales and management career in many industries, from the East Coast to the West Coast. He joined Access Plus Capital as a Business Specialist and brings his industry experience to help Central Valley entrepreneurs fund their dreams.
First, tell me a little bit about your background. What did you do before you became part of the Access Plus Capital team?
My background consists of years of sales and management experience, starting with the Xerox International Sales and Management Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Working in northern and southern California, in sales and management, in the cable tv business, and solar field. Two years ago, I entered the financial CDFI area with Opportunity Fund as a Loan Consultant, helping small businesses who had little access to capital to help their businesses.
What is your role at Access Plus Capital?
I am a Business Specialist helping small, underserved businesses who need help with startup capital. I assist and advise them to become loan-ready and help existing businesses with technical assistance, such as social media, online sales, bookkeeping, and marketing planning. I am the face of Access Plus Capital to our future and present clients, interfacing with our staff and partners.
What is your favorite part of working at Access Plus Capital?
My favorite part is helping clients grow their business, realize their dreams, and assist business owners with the problems that keep them up at night, finding viable solutions.
What is your favorite part of working with business owners?
My favorite part of working with business owners, helping clients who felt they had no options many often falling prey to online predatory lenders, or facing losing their livelihood. I especially enjoy the gratitude and friendship of many of the businesses I have helped over the years.
What’s the latest project you worked on? What was unique about it?
The latest project has been helping a startup food trailer client who is excited to start his first formal business after years of working in restaurants. He is Spanish-speaking and is very appreciative of the work we’ve done at Access Plus Capital. I’m very excited to see his new coffee shop trailer called Monkey Dog Coffee! You cannot forget this name and his coffee shop startup!
What are some of your outside-of-work hobbies and interests?
As a single parent raising a daughter who is in her second year of college, I have grown as a person, learning to sew, do laundry, cook, and keep house! I also enjoy golfing and spent two years living on my sailboat in Long Beach. I love the ocean and visiting my dad in Morro Bay!
Access Plus Capital is excited to welcome Victor as our Business Specialist, furthering our goal of helping business owners like you get the funding you need to grow your business. And we’ll be sure to grab a drink at Monkey Dog Coffee when it opens!