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Ken Rosenthal named SBA Business Development Officer of the Year

September 22, 2022 (Arlington, VA and San Diego, CA) – Ken Rosenthal, Sr. Advisor at Momentus Direct Capital, has been recognized as one of the best SBA lenders in the nation by The Coleman Report, a leading banking publication that annually honors the best in small business lending practices.

The award is a nod to his commitment to creating more equitable opportunities for the small business community. As part of the Momentus Capital family of organizations, Momentus Direct Capital is expanding on the organization’s efforts to provide a continuum of financial, knowledge, and social capital that help local leaders build inclusive communities and create generational wealth.

Dedicated, Tenacious, And Incredibly Accessible to Clients in Six Time Zones

Rosenthal has worked in SBA lending for more than three decades and joined CDC Small Business Finance about 32 years ago as a retail commercial SBA 504 loan officer. He moved to the wholesale side of the business 12 years ago to lead what is now Momentus Direct Capital.

“It’s nice to be recognized for the hard work I’ve been putting in for 32 years to help businesses grow, create jobs and improve our economy,” Rosenthal says. “I’ve worked both directly with entrepreneurs earlier in my career and now am able to assist lenders so that they, too, can help small businesses.”

Rosenthal generates approximately $50 million a year in business. That means that in his tenure he has generated more than 1,000 loans totaling more than $1 billion.

“Dealing with every community bank, credit union, certified development company, small business lending company, and non-bank lender in the country is a monumental task, but Ken handles it with tenacity,” said Tony Barengo, senior vice president, credit manager, for CDC Small Business Finance. Barengo is Rosenthal’s direct supervisor. “Ken is extremely dedicated to his clients and works tirelessly to get deals done. His feedback and counsel on deals are nearly immediate, which is amazing considering he works through six time zones.