We believe in the power of small businesses. 

Our Story

Lendistry is a minority-owned and technology-enabled small business and commercial real estate lender. Certified by the United States Department of Treasury as a CDFI and a Community Development Entity (CDE), and a member of the Federal Home Loan Bank of San Francisco, Lendistry can secure key sources of long-term and low-cost capital such as the New Markets Tax Credit, CDFI Bond Fund, and loan guarantees. Lendistry and its nonprofit partner organization, The Center by Lendistry, supports small business owners because when locally-owned businesses grow, their communities thrive with them.


Lendistry provides economic opportunities and progressive growth for small business owners and their under served communities as a source of financing and financial education.

Lendistry is proud to be a signatory of the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights, guidelines set by The Responsible Business Lending Coalition. These guidelines mirror our own commitment to responsible credit culture and equal access to small business funding for all. Click HERE to learn more.

Navigating the small business world can be challenging on your own, which is why Lendistry is proud to partner with The Center, a nonprofit corporation dedicated to providing charitable and educational holistic solutions for small businesses. Our clients will also have access to additional resources such as workshops, training videos, coaching sessions, and networking opportunities dedicated to enhancing their small business sophistication. If our client is in need of business coaching, financial education and direction, Lendistry can connect them with the leaders at The Center. Lendistry’s support for our clients doesn’t end when their small business loan is secured. At Lendistry, we don’t just want your business, we want your business to succeed.

Meet Our Team

Everett K. Sands
Everett K. SandsCEO/Board Member
Deanna Bassett
Deanna BassettChief Financial Officer
Lynn Fernandez
Lynn FernandezChief Credit Officer
Leeann J. Lynch
Leeann J. LynchChief Operating Officer

Board Members

Jean C. Austin

Jean is the SVP and Corporate Relationship Manager at JP Morgan. Prior to this, he was at Citibank Los Angeles for over 20 years.

P. David Bramble

Chairman of the Board
David serves as Chairman of the Board of Lendistry, and is Founder and Managing Partner of MCB Real Estate, LLC, an institutionally capitalized real estate investment firm with more than 6 million square feet in its current portfolio.

Stephanie Couser

Stephanie is the SVP and Director of Community Reinvestment Act, and Community Affairs for Mutual of Omaha Bank.

Nadia Diaz

Nadia is the Executive Director for Alliance for a Better Community. Robert J. Green

Board Advisor
Robert serves as an Advisor to the Board of Lendistry with a primary task of leading technology development.

Donna Greene

Donna is the Regional Diverse Segments Manager for Wells Fargo Home Mortgage serving the DC, DE, MD, VA & WVA areas.

John Madrid

John is a Vice President for a Fortune 200 Company with offices across the United States and in Canada.

Mary Makfinsky

Mary is the Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager for Business Banking at HSBC’s Retial Banking and wealth Management Group, a division of HSBC Bank USA, N.A., and a subsidiary of HSBC Holdings plc (NYSE:HSBC), one of the world’s largest banking and financial services organizations.

Kaci Y. Patterson

Kaci is the founder of Social Good Solutions, a boutique practice that specializes in providing short-term strategic capacity to bridge the gap between existing organizational realities to next level impact.

Sulaiman W. Rahman

Sulaiman is the Founder and CEO of DiverseForce, a high tech and high touch solution for professional workforce and supplier diversity. His career has focused on leveraging technology and events to engage, empower, and connect multicultural networks of professionals and entrepreneurs.

Monica Rodriguez

Monica is a Commissioner for the City of Los Angeles, Public Works Department. Monica Rodriguez has more than 18 years of public and private sector experience in the fields of public policy, government relations and nonprofit development.