Flor manages Oakland Launch’s lending department. She specializes in client development, loan packaging, and establishing strategic alliances with community partners. She is also responsible for reviewing and underwriting all Oakland lending activity including SBA Community Advantage, SBA microloan, and other Oakland specific microloan loan products. Flor is a Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Business Leadership Award recipient. She holds a BA in Business Economics, BA in French and Francophone Studies, and an MBA from Mills College. Flor came to Main Street Launch after managing the Financial Services Department at the Women’s Initiative for Self-Employment for five years. She is an expert in domestic microfinance and empowers entrepreneurs to build sustainable financial infrastructures to achieve small business start-up and expansion goals. In 2011, Flor was elected by the California State Department’s Partner’s Program to participate in a Business Fellowship Program for a month in Mexico DF.