Access Plus Capital has elevated a number of its’ team to new leadership positions to further support its work as a mission-based lender. Learn more about the changes below:

Ana Medina

Director- Business Development and Services

Ms. Medina is responsible for the management of all strategic and operational customer relationship activities. She oversees marketing, business development activities, and business services (technical assistance) services for the organization. Ms. Medina previously held the position of Director of Business Development for Access Plus Capital. She drives increased revenue to achieve organizational growth goals. Ms. Medina coordinates the implementation of business plans and the penetration of new markets. Her team generates loan applications and provides loan packaging technical assistance. She also identifies and pursues new markets for loans. She has an extensive network in the rural and Latinx communities throughout central California. Ms. Medina has a bachelor’s degree from Fresno State in Mass Communications & Journalism.

Baldev Birk

Director- Risk Management

Mr. Birk is responsible for day-to-day operations and overall management of credit portfolio activities with the goal of optimizing loan deployment, operating income, and maintaining a healthy portfolio in alignment with the organization’s mission and priorities. Mr. Birk has previous positions in business development, business services (technical assistance) and was most recently Senior Portfolio Manager. He serves on the board of directors for 59 Days of Code, a non-profit fostering tech education.  He also serves on the Finance committee of California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO) a statewide Micro Enterprise Network.  Mr. Birk has a bachelor’s of business administration – finance from Fresno State and in 2019 he became a certified Economic Development Financial Professional.  

Jason Gridiron

Senior Manager - Credit

Mr. Jason Gridiron has been promoted from Credit Manager to our Senior Manager of Credit for Access Plus Capital. He has been in the banking industry for sixteen years with eight of those years in small business credit analysis and management in the banking and CDFI industries. He oversees the underwriting and processing of C&I, CRE, Equipment Financing, SBA 7a, and SBA Micro loans to ensure all covenants were met. He manages loan risk by preparing and analyzing the creditworthiness of all commercial loan originations by spreading company and personal financial statements. He supervises all credit and processing staff and provides direct support to the loan committee. Mr. Gridiron maintains an MBA with a Concentration in Finance from Walden University and a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration – Marketing from Fresno State. Mr. Gridiron is also a certified Economic Development Financial Professional.  

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