Chief Financial Officer

Scott Supervises the Finance and Accounting Unit and reports directly to and advises the CEO on strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management and cost benefit analysis, forecasting and the securing of new funding. Scott has over 35 years of experience in the financial markets and has served as CFO to multiple companies…

Paula is responsible for ensuring that entrepreneurs receive the consulting assistance and community support they need to grow successful businesses. Paula joined Main Street Launch after leading the Alameda County Small Business Development Center. Paula has over 20 years experience working with entrepreneurs. She has also helped generate over $80 million in returns to investors.…

William recently retired as Main Street Launch’s Chief Financial Officer, but he continues to provide valuable insight as a financial and accounting consultant. He has over 25 years of experience in mixed-use real estate development, program services, property management, organizational finance, and taxation. Prior to joining the Main Street Launch team, William was the controller of…

Senior Vice President - Diverse Markets

Robert’s responsibilities include developing strategic partnerships and providing access to capital for African American entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. He joined Main Street Launch after serving as COO of both AnewAmerica Community Corporation and AnewAmerica CDFI. Robert also formerly served as President of CCSBI, a software technology incubator. Robert held earlier roles at companies including IBM,…

Senior Vice President - San Francisco Market Manager

In 2018, Darius relocated to San Diego to serve veteran, active duty, and military spouse business owners in Southern California under Main Street Launch’s program, Veteran Launch. Darius works with The Rosie Network, REBOOT, the Small Business Development Center, the Chamber of Commerce, the Small Business Administration, and banking institutions to reach businesses that don’t…

Lee has over 30 years of experience in management consulting, financial services, corporate and business development and startup companies. He has served on the Board of Directors for several private and one publicly traded company. Lee previously consulted to both technology and non-technology companies in the areas of strategy, business planning, business development, raising capital and…

Noah leads Veteran Program, with responsibilities for new loans to Veteran-owned businesses, business support services, strategic planning, and partnership development. Prior to joining the organization, Noah was the Director of the Veterans Business Outreach Center serving the Western U.S. (AZ, CA, HI, NV, and Guam) as part of the SBA’s Veteran Business Outreach Center program providing comprehensive small…

Mao manages the organization’s loan processes and closing department, provides support on customer service issues, and oversees compliance with regulatory, secondary market, and internal lender policies. Mao has over 10 years of lending experience in wholesale and SBA (Small Business Administration) combined. She spent the last 4 years as an SBA Loan Officer/Underwriter/Specialist at community…

Executive Vice President - Strategy & Development

Jen’s role at Main Street Launch includes fundraising, partnerships, impact assessment, and organizational development and strategy. Prior to joining the organization, Jen completed her M.B.A. at Yale School of Management, where she focused on economic development & social enterprise and was a fellow at Nonprofit Finance Fund in the Lending Division. Before business school, Jen…

Vice President - Administration & Accounting

As the Vice President – Accounting / Controller, Jackie is responsible for directing all of the accounting functions of the organization in accordance with industry standards, regulatory agencies and Main Street Launch’s objectives and policies. Jackie is also responsible for Quarterly SBA reporting and processing SBA technical assistance grant applications and quarterly reimbursement requests. She assures accurate…