The mission of the organization is to foster the economic development of Wisconsin by advocating, strengthening and promoting the growth and development of Latino and other minority and emerging enterprises with the goals of providing increased access to capital, business opportunities, job creation and capacity building programs.
Vision: To become a CDFI serving SE Wisconsin with a focus on Latino Business Development in the 7 County Region (Milwaukee, Racine, Kenosha, Waukesha, Ozaukee, Washington & Walworth)
Model: Collaborative leveraging existing organizations and systems
Core Values: Diversity and Inclusion Ethics and Integrity Transparency Collaborative Approach Invest in our Communities
Join this new group with the goal of building the First Certifed Development Financial Institution for Southeastern Wisconsin with a focus on Latino and Emerging enterprises.
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Nelson Soler, Multicultural Entrepreneurial Institute, President & CEO
Rudy Gutierrez, US Bank, 1st VP
Alfredo Martin, North Shore Bank, 2nd VP
Gaby Benishek, Steel Horse Realtor, Treasurer
Amanda Roman, Paychex, Secretary
Wally Rendon, Educators Credit Union, Director
Alfredo Luna, Independent Consultant, Director
Johanna Jimenez, UEDA, Marketing Committee Chair
Ivan Cicla, CIBC, Director
Eliana Williams, Wells Fargo
Germán Novelli, Enterate Wisconsin
Johanna Jimenez, UEDA, Director
Tim Syth, Contexture, Workforce Development Committee Chair
Dr. Wilma Bonaparte, MATC, Director
David Kircher, Phoenix Advisors, Finance Committee Chair