Jose Venales

As the Director of Credit + Lending, Jose manages the Credit + Lending team and implements The Iowa Center’s loan programs.  Jose develops policies and procedures to ensure that our loan programs have proper controls in place.  Jose also maintains a healthy loan portfolio to ensure that Iowa’s small business leaders have equitable access to capital as they launch and grow their small businesses. 

More About Jose

Why I work at The Iowa Center: Iowa was the state that adopted me as an immigrant. I believe in financial advice guidance and education; and here at the Iowa Center our mission is to help small business and new entrepreneurs make their dreams come true.

Ask me about: My family, baseball, my many bikes, lending, Venezuela, energy efficiency, and leadership.

I dream of a day when…: Everyone has the opportunity to become an entrepreneur by doing what they are passionate about and that we can all live in a self-sustainable home.

A few of my favorite small businesses: Waterfront, Mi Patria, Lifestyle Juice, Pho888, and Barr Bike.

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