OC economic development corporation expands leadership team
SANTA ANA, Calif. – The Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County is addingtwo new positions effective July 1, rounding out its executive team to four members.
Ken Freedman, a former vice president of Banc of California will serve as the corporation’s chief administrative officer, and Eduardo Brugman, previously the director of technology and e-learning at La Sierra University will fill the position of chief information officer.
“Our board of directors are thrilled both Ken and Eduardo have joined the team, additions necessitated by our growth and expansion,” said Michael A. Ocasio, president and chief executive officer of the Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County. “Ken will oversee the agency’s budget and assist advancing and implementing strategic growth and capital investment initiatives, while Eduardo will oversee technological infrastructure and IT platforms including social media strategies and market presence in California.”
Freedman arrives with more than 25 years’ experience in sales and management with commercial bank and mortgage companies. His expertise in operations and sales strategies helped increase profitability and strong customer service rankings for several organizations. Most recently he held the position of vice president for Banc of California in Santa Ana, CA.
For the past 11 years, Brugman’s responsibilities at Riverside’s La Sierra University have included the development and implementation of innovative web and multimedia learning solutions as well as online foundational courses for the Zapara School of Business.
“Ken and Eduardo bring the skills necessary for our organization to continue its upward trajectory, and we look forward to working together to help an even greater number of small businesses achieve their goals,” Ocasio said.
About Small Business Development Corporation of Orange County
SBDC of Orange County (http://sbfdoc.org) is a quasi-public/private 501(c)(3) not-for-profit public benefit corporation, which operates under the state’s public municipal bank, The California Infrastructure and Economic Development Bank (iBank). SBDC of Orange County is not affiliated with the U.S. Small Business Administration.
The corporation, established in 2001, is a mission driven organization dedicated to assisting small business owners secure operating capital through its capital access programs including California’s State Loan Guarantee Program, Export Lines of Credit, bond conduit and Green Energy Initiatives to support small business access to credit.