Kim Coleman is ECDI’s new Chief Credit Officer
Recently, the Economic & Community Development Institute (ECDI) welcomed Kim Coleman to the team as Chief Credit Officer (CCO).
ECDI provides small businesses, across all 88 counties in Ohio, with lending and business training services. As CCO, Ms. Coleman oversees ECDI’s credit underwriting proce
sses, ensuring all policies remain compliant with its enhancement programs.
Ms. Coleman, comes to ECDI with more than 30 years of experience in finance. Her career began at the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), where she became an expert in small business lending, and familiarized herself with the barriers faced by entrepreneurs, when trying to access funding. After 10 years at the SBA, Ms. Coleman moved into the private sector, working with various finance institutions, as they developed small business lending programs, and streamlined processes for loan approval.
“As the third largest SBA intermediary microlender in the country, ECDI is continuously looking for ways to innovate. Ms. Coleman’s experience and procedural expertise will help modernize our processes, ultimately providing our clients with more seamless and efficient service,” says Inna Kinney, CEO and Founder of ECDI.
Ms. Coleman, was a member of the Finance Fund’s financing team, that helped ECDI establish their current location. Over the years, she remained acquainted with ECDI, even as she transitioned back into the private sector, providing small business referrals, and championing ECDI’s programs.
“It’s exciting to get back into mission-based work, where a client’s story provides the same value as the business numbers. It’s inspiring to play a small role in shaping the economic landscape across the state,” says Ms. Coleman.
To learn more about ECDI’s services, please visit www.ecdi.org or call 614.559.0115.
Published in OhioMBE – November 15, 2018 – pdf.
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