Meet the Team

Our friendly and knowledgeable team is ready to help you on your small business journey.

Sue Morris

Director – Small Business Customer Experience

Applying for small business financing isn’t always easy. That’s why Sue is committed to working with CRF customers every step of the way.
“We want every small business owner to feel confident and comfortable during this process. Our team is dedicated to supporting you along your journey.”

Alma Torres Fuerte

Senior Small Business Specialist
Especialista en pequeñas empresas

Every journey begins somewhere and Alma is here to help small business owners start.
Cada viaje comienza en algún lugar y Alma está aquí para ayudar a los propietarios de pequeñas empresas a comenzar.
“Every entrepreneur has a story. I love listening to the individual voices and am passionate about connecting people to the financing and resources that’s right for their unique situation.”
“Todo emprendedor tiene una historia. Me encanta escuchar a cada individuo y me apasiona asistir a las personas con apoyo financiero y los recursos adecuados para su situación particular”.

Christian Shada

Small Business Specialist

Small business owners have enough on their plate without having to worry about complicated phone trees and endless hours on hold. Christian is CRF’s small business customer experience coordinator (or rockstar) and he’s here to help.
“Small business owners already have enough on their plate. Providing top notch customer service so they can focus on running their business is what drives me.”
Small Business Lending Team
Our team of experienced lenders works closely with Referral Partners and also directly with business owners to quickly assess loan requests, offer guidance on the best loan product for the situation and potential structuring.  They also provide information on additional resources as needed and assistance throughout the various stages of the loan process to achieve a successful outcome for the business.
Jennifer Ericson
VP of Lending
Erin Chase
Senior Loan Officer
Ben Jirik
Senior Loan Officer
Roberto Valdez-Beltran
Director of Lending