As the Senior Vice President of Small Business Lending, Judy Jandro leads CRF’s small business lending team and is responsible for developing and implementing lending strategies, finding solutions to complex financial challenges, and growing relationships with small businesses and other CRF stakeholders. She oversees CRF’s SBA 7(a) loan program, which is administered through its affiliate – CRF Small Business Loan Company as well as CRF’s other non-SBA lending activities.
Prior to joining CRF, Jandro was the Senior Vice President of Business Banking at Bell State Bank & Trust. Before that she was the Senior Program Manager/Acting Vice President at Twin Cities Community Land Bank and the Vice President of Highland Bank. She is also a licensed real estate salesperson and holds board or committee positions with the Urban Land Institute (ULI), the City of Community Land Trust (CLCLT), Metropolitan Consortium of Community Developers (MCCD), and Women in Real Estate and Urban Planning (WIRED-UP).
She brings with her broad knowledge and experience with commercial lending to a variety of businesses, real estate developers and investors. In 2006, she was named “2% Lender of the Year” by the City of Minneapolis and in 2008 was a Finance and Commerce Top Woman in Finance award winner. She also led the lending programs at the Twin Cities Community Land Bank for more than four years.
Jandro earned a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Wisconsin and a Masters of Business Administration from Bethel University.