Kara E. Cournoyer, Operations Officer
Kara Cournoyer joined 504 Capital Corporation in July of 2021. She incorporates over 16 years’ experience in banking, commercial lending and credit risk management to her role as Operations Officer. She has spent much of her career working directly with small business owners, providing customized financing solutions including SBA 504 Loans.
Most recently, Kara worked for a retail finance company where she helped to build out a de novo inventory finance platform, and was instrumental in the acquisition and merger of a like-sized competitor. She was able to draw upon her diverse background in business development, portfolio management, and relationship building with multiple lending partners. Kara holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from Old Dominion University. She spent 12 years with a regional bank and is a graduate of the Virginia Banker’s Association, School of Bank Management.
Kara has held positions in all facets of commercial lending including underwriting, portfolio administration and relationship management. She is focused on building collaborative relationships with her teammates and our lending partners while supporting growing small businesses through the 504 Program.