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 >>

Robert Lattimore

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – SPECIAL PROJECTS

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

EXECUTIVE 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 >>

Joyce Windross

EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT – OPERATIONS
As Executive VP for Operations, Ms. Windross reports directly to the CEO and manages the full operations of the organization.  Her responsibilities include IT management, facilities management, financial reporting, and personnel development. She is uniquely equipped to add value across many areas of operations expertise…. Learn More >>
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Rachel Aoanan

SENIOR 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 >>

Karla De Leon

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – SAN FRANCISCO MARKET MANAGER
Karla supports our continued work in Oakland through client service and partnerships.  She is passionate about small business and economic development.  Learn More >>

Kathia Kacic

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – 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 >>

Darius Mahajer

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA VETERAN LAUNCH MARKET MANAGER

Darius relocated to San Diego to replicate his work and serve veteran, active duty and military spouse business owners, in Southern California, under Main Street Launch’s program – Veteran Launch. Darius is currently working with… Learn More >>

Mike McGrane

SENIOR VICE PRESIDENT – NORTHERN CALIFORNIA VETERAN LAUNCH MARKET MANAGER

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

Flor Melara

SENIOR 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 >>

Adrian Gomez Zavala

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 >>

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 >>

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Kelly Baker

MARKETING & COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER
Kelly’s work at Main Street Launch supports the development and expansion of Shop Oakland Now and Shop Chinatown small business directories. She became passionate about sharing the unique stories of small businesses from her experiences serving women entrepreneurs as an AmeriCorps VISTA and reporting for Oakland Local and KPFA. Learn More >>

Andrea Ramirez

BUSINESS OUTREACH/DATA & ONLINE CONTENT MANAGER
Andrea’s responsibilities as Business Outreach Manager include inputting, cleaning, and analyzing data including commercial rents, commercial vacancies, merchant products and locations, and consumer demographics in key business corridors.  Learn More >>
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Guillermo Barajas

AVP – ACCOUNTING & ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
Guillermo joined Main Street Launch Small Business Finance as Intern – Impact Evaluation. He now supports the finance and compliance team. This work includes supporting the loan closing process, tracking organizational financial performance, and other administrative tasks critical to keeping the organization running smoothly. Learn More >>

Joshua Marquez

AVP – PROGRAM MANAGER, VETERAN LAUNCH
Joshua rejoins the Veteran Launch team as Program Manager where he is responsible for conceiving, organizing, promoting, and implementing effective programmatic initiatives within Veteran Launch.  Learn More >>

Jessika Lopez

PROGRAM MANAGER
Jessika primarily supports the management of the Entrepreneur-In-Residence program along with other special projects focused on African American entrepreneurship in both San Francisco and Oakland.  Learn More >>
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Robert Blundell

PORTFOLIO MANAGER, VETERAN LAUNCH
Robert Blundell is the Portfolio Manager for Veteran Launch. He manages risk levels in the portfolio and provides technical assistance to clients. Learn More >>

Shay Synigal

ACCOUNTING & ADMINISTRATIVE SPECIALIST
As Accounting and Administrative Specialist, Shay is responsible for managing various forms of accounting data and documentation. Learn More >>

Brooke Solomon

AVP – LOAN CLOSING AND COMPLIANCE
As AVP – Loan Closing and Compliance, Brooke supports our lending work, supporting our clients by getting their loans funded and ensuring compliance. Learn More >>

Mayra Aguilar

HR BUSINESS PARTNER
Mayra is responsible for aligning organization objectives with employees and management. She serves as a consultant to management on human resources related incidents. Overall, she is here to support Main Street Launch and encourage… 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 >>