Karolyn Wong supports key initiatives for Main Street Launch, including the City of San Francisco’s Invest in Neighborhoods initiative in Chinatown. Karolyn works with the City of San Francisco’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office, and community partners to support economic and workforce development in the city’s Invest in Neighborhoods. Karolyn previously supported…

Human Resources

Bruce is responsible for the Human Resources functions at Main Street Launch Small Business Finance. His passion is supporting small to mid-sized business to help them maximize their organizational and financial results through alignment of HR strategy, leadership, talent, and processes. Bruce has led human resources functions with operations throughout the United States, Asia, and Europe.…

Cynthia joins Main Street Launch as part of the Alameda County Small Business Administration (ACSBDC) team. Working part-time for ACSBDC, Cynthia spends most of her day responding to inquiries from small business owners, managing the organization’s social media, planning and on-site support for seminars and events. Cynthia has twenty years project management and ten years…

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Assistant Vice President - Accounting

Guillermo joined Main Street Launch Small Business Finance as Intern – Impact Evaluation. He now supports the finance and compliance team. This work includes supporting the loan closing process, tracking organizational financial performance, and other administrative tasks critical to keeping the organization running smoothly. Guillermo has experience serving his community in legislative offices in Sacramento and…

Program Manager - Veteran Launch

Josh is focused on lending to eligible veteran-owned businesses in the nine Bay Area counties. He brings a tailored approach to each entrepreneur that he works with. His program work in the initial launch of Main Street’s Veteran program helped Josh identify specific needs of veteran-owned small businesses, and he uses that to his advantage.…

Victor Valerio

Victor joins our team working with the Business Outreach Managers to support small businesses with marketing and establishing an online presence. Additionally, he assists with the collection, analysis, and updating of information about small businesses operating along the new BRT route in the San Antonio, Fruitvale, Havenscourt/Lockwood, Elmhurst, and Downtown neighborhoods. Victor also supports businesses…

Daniel Francis

Daniel joins our team working with the Business Outreach Managers to support small businesses in with marketing and establishing an online presence. Additionally, he assists with the collection, analysis, and updating of information about small businesses operating along the new BRT route. Daniel also supports businesses to develop and implement a marketing and customer acquisition…

Justin Denton

Justin serves as the Veterans Program Intern. He primarily supports the Vice President – Veterans Program, working to support all areas critical to the expansion of services for veterans in the state of California, primarily focused on veteran community outreach efforts. He is responsible for supporting various functions of the Veterans Program, including: researching and…

Wendell W. Jones II

Chair

Wendell is the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of CerMed Corporation. He is an accomplished Finance and Accounting executive with over thirty years of financial management and accounting experience in multiple technology-related industries, including: biotechnology, medical device, software, and internet companies. Wendell received an MBA from Washington University’s Olin School of Business.

Gladys Green

Vice-Chair

Gladys is a long-time resident and community activist in Oakland. Gladys is the Chair of the Life Enrichment Committee of the Community Action Committee and board member of the Oakland Economic Development Corporation. She is an active member of Saint Benedict’s Church, where she is an electoral and Eucharistic minister.