Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) is proud to announce the appointment of two new members to its Board of Directors: Nan Hinton, President of Business Banking at FirstBank and Brian Peagler, Director of Information Systems for Goldbug, Inc., the largest distributor of infant and children’s accessories in the U.S.
Nan Hinton, a 30-year veteran of the Colorado banking sector, has extensive experience in business and commercial banking serving manufacturers, distributors and other businesses statewide. Prior to her position with FirstBank, Ms. Hinton served as the commercial banking market president for Community Banks of Colorado, where she was responsible for growing commercial relationships throughout the state. She also has worked for Vectra Bank, Wells Fargo Bank and US Bank. Prior to CEF, Ms. Hinton served on the board of Craig Hospital. Her familiarity with community banking will help CEF interface and support more rural markets in Colorado where small businesses still lack access to capital.
Brian Peagler, an information technology professional, brings expertise in information systems development from the private sector. Mr. Peagler recently joined Goldbug as its Director of Information Systems after five years at eBags where he managed financial systems and developed custom applications to interface with internal systems. He also has worked for Hitachi, Lucidity and Fujitsu Consulting Groups, as well as for Oracle and JD Edwards. Known for his creativity in solving tough issues and ability to translate tech-speak into layman’s terms, Mr. Peagler’s background will be an asset to CEF as the organization continues to grow its IT systems to serve more small businesses in the state.
“Small business success is community-driven and our Board of Directors is comprised of dedicated individuals committed to CEF’s mission of advancing community prosperity,” said Ceyl Prinster, President and CEO of CEF. “Nan and Brian bring timely expertise to our Board. I look forward to working with them and the rest of our board members to expand our support of Colorado small businesses in the years to come.”
About Colorado Enterprise Fund
Founded in1976, Colorado Enterprise Fund (CEF) provides loans up to $500,000 to finance small businesses and startups unable to secure financing through traditional banks. With a mission to accelerate community prosperity by financing and supporting entrepreneurs and small businesses, CEF has provided over $70 million in loans to more than 2200 businesses to help create or retain almost 19,000 jobs in the state. A nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution certified by the US Department of the Treasury, CEF is based in Denver with lending services available statewide. www.coloradoenterprisefund.org