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WASHINGTON, DC, August 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Ana R. Harvey, former Assistant Administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA) left her position to launch a new Washington, D.C.-based venture, with partner James Perez Foster. The firm, HarveyFoster Impact Capital Group, LLC (HarveyFoster), is a bottom-line oriented Management Consulting firm focused on Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), HMDA/Fair Lending compliance optimization and impact management for the financial services sector.
Harvey, the former CEO of the Greater Washington Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was appointed by President Obama in 2008 to lead the Office of Women's Business Ownership, a department in the SBA. She was responsible for overseeing the Agency's efforts to promote the growth of women-owned businesses. Harvey managed programs that provide business training, counseling, access to capital, and networking opportunities for women entrepreneurs.
Harvey is honored to have served with the SBA under the Obama Administration, and states that leaving her position does not mean her work is over: "Starting HarveyFoster offers me the opportunity to continue supporting women and other underserved communities in the capacity of advising banks on their capital deployment strategies, within a changing regulatory landscape. A strong economy is based on strong communities, and a sure way to strengthen communities is by providing them with resources that create impactful outcomes."
Harvey's business partner, James Perez Foster, a former Wall Street asset manager, is Founder and Chairman Emeritus of Solera National Bank, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Solera National Bancorp, Inc. Based in the Denver, CO Metropolitan Market, the bank is one of the first federally chartered, national, Hispanic markets-focused commercial banks in the United States. Perez Foster is an expert in Underserved Markets engagement strategies and community-focused capital deployment initiatives.
With a team of professionals possessing over 125 years of aggregate experience in the government, regulatory, financial services and policy development sectors, HarveyFoster Impact Capital Group, LLC ("HarveyFoster") is a minority/woman-owned Management Consulting firm based in Washington, D.C. The firm focuses on identifying and implementing processes by which financial institutions can optimize their Community Reinvestment Act (CRA), HMDA/Fair Lending activities, compliance and reporting.
For more information, visit www.harveyfostergroup.com.
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