Jacob Singer, PhD

PRESIDENT & CEO

Jacob joined Main Street Launch after a career in real estate development, venture finance, and economic development, and is responsible for developing the organization to achieve greater impact. Learn More >>

Scott Lewis

CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

Scott Supervises the Finance and Accounting Unit and reports directly to and advises the CEO on strategic and tactical matters as they relate to budget management and cost benefit analysis, forecasting and the securing of new funding. Learn More >>

William Ong

FINANCE & ACCOUNTING CONSULTANT
William recently retired as Main Street Launch’s Chief Financial Officer, but he continues to provide valuable insight as a financial and accounting consultant. Learn More >>

Lee Lambert

DIRECTOR – ALAMEDA COUNTY SBDC

Lee has over 30 years of experience in management consulting, financial services, corporate and business development and startup companies. He has served on the Board of Directors for several private and one publicly traded company. Learn More >>

Robert Lattimore

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT

Robert’s responsibilities include developing strategic partnerships and providing access to capital for African American entrepreneurs in the Bay Area. He joined Main Street Launch after serving as COO of both AnewAmerica Community…  Learn More >>

Jen Leybovich

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – STRATEGY & DEVELOPMENT

Jen’s role at Main Street Launch includes fundraising, partnerships, impact assessment, and organizational development and strategy. Prior to joining the organization… Learn More >>

Darius Mahajer

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – SF LAUNCH

Darius manages the San Francisco Emerging Business Loan Fund. Working side by side with Office of Economic Workforce Development, Mayor’s Office, and Community Partners, Darius is the liaison between entrepreneurs and lenders. Learn More >>

Joyce Windross

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – OPERATIONS
As Senior Vice President of Operations, Joyce Windross is responsible for reporting, grant writing, administration, salesforce system integration and development, as well as projects and cross-training on operating software. Learn More >>
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Rachel Aoanan

VICE PRESIDENT – LOAN CLOSING & COMPLIANCE

Rachel Aoanan serves as Main Street Launch’s Loan Closing & Servicing Specialist. She has an entrepreneurial background establishing a sole-proprietary business and educational… Learn More >>

Jackie Maxwell

VICE PRESIDENT – ACCOUNTING / CONTROLLER

As the Vice President – Accounting / Controller, Jackie is responsible for directing all of the accounting functions of the organization in accordance with industry standards, regulatory agencies and Main Street Launch’s objectives and policies. Learn More >>

Mike McGrane

VICE PRESIDENT – REGIONAL LENDING DIRECTOR, VETERAN LAUNCH

Mike McGrane is the Regional Lending Director of Veteran Launch in the Sacramento area. His duties are mainly as a Business Development Officer and Underwriter. Learn More >>

Flor Melara

VICE PRESIDENT – RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
Flor manages Oakland Launch’s lending department. She specializes in client development, loan packaging, and establishing strategic alliances with community partners. Learn More >>

Katie Taylor

VICE PRESIDENT – MARKETING & EXECUTIVE PROJECTS
Katie Taylor is currently responsible for marketing, impact evaluation, and other strategic projects at Main Street Launch. Learn More >>

Rodney Clayton

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT – LOAN SERVICING

Rodney joins Main Street Launch to support the daily operations, administrative tasks of the organization, and the office of the CEO. He is a recent graduate of UC Berkeley. Learn More >>

Karla De Leon

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT – ECONOMIC & BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT
Karla supports our continued work in Oakland through client service and partnerships.  She is passionate about small business and economic development.  Learn More >>

Adrian Gomez Zavala

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT – RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
For the past 8 years Adrian has been building strong and lasting relationships with entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the Bay Area. Learn More >>

Kathia Kacic

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT – LOAN CLOSING & COMPLIANCE
Kathia Kacic is an experienced loan servicer and is responsible for servicing the entire Main Street Launch portfolio. As a part of her role, Kathia tracks payments and delinquencies… Learn More >>

Karolyn Wong

ASSISTANT VICE PRESIDENT – SAN FRANCISCO RELATIONSHIP MANAGER
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…  Learn More >>

Guillermo Barajas

ACCOUNTING MANAGER
Guillermo joined our team as an intern in Impact Evaluation. He now supports the finance and compliance team. This work includes supporting the loan closing process, tracking organizational financial performance… Learn More >>

Debra Peace

OFFICE MANAGER
Debra Peace excitedly joined Main Street Launch as Office Manager. In this role Debra works closely with senior management to support administrative and operations tasks. Previously, Debra has served for over ten years in nonprofits in a variety of roles that include human resources, accounting, and grant management.  Learn More >>

Cynthia Simmons

ACCOUNTING AND ADMINISTRATION SPECIALIST
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. Learn More >>

Suzanne Schafer

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT – ALAMEDA COUNTY SBDC
Suzanne joins Main Street Launch as part of the Alameda County Small Business (ACSBDC) team.  Working part-time for ACSBDC, she spends most of her day responding to inquiries from small business owners, managing the organization’s social media, planning events… Learn More >>

Prabh Nijjar

DATA ANALYST
Prabh Nijjar joined Main Street Launch as Data Analyst in January 2017 after completing her BA in Economics at UC Davis.  As Data Analyst, Prabh is responsible for validating reporting data in Salesforce… Learn More >>

Bruce Jobson

HUMAN RESOURCES
Bruce is responsible for the Human Resources functions at Main Street Launch. 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. Learn More >>

Andrea Ramirez

INTERN – DATA COLLECTION
Andrea’s responsibilities as Data Collection Intern include inputting, cleaning, and analyzing data including commercial rents, commercial vacancies, merchant products and locations, and consumer demographics in key business corridors… Learn More >>

Tanik Joshipura

INTERN – IMPACT EVALUATION
Tanik is responsible for supporting the organization with process improvements, maintenance of business performance data, and supporting both impact evaluation and marketing efforts. He joins Main Street Launch with non-profit experience from Uganda and Tanzania… Learn More >>

Brooke Solomon

INTERN – DEVELOPMENT AND FUNDRAISING
Brooke is responsible for organizing and supporting fundraising efforts at Main Street Launch. In her role, she will be researching new grants, assisting with grant applications, creating systems to support Main Street’s development work… Learn More >>

Fernando Ramos

INTERN – DATA COLLECTION
As a data collection intern, Fernando is responsible for mapping commercial rent data, developing merchant directories for businesses located throughout Oakland’s business districts, and analyzing other key demographic data.  This work will help support small business development and marketing, as well as … Learn More >>