Juan is responsible for financial and impact reporting for the NC Rural Center’s small business capital division and CornerSquare Community Capital. Some of his responsibilities include preparing and submitting financial reports to stakeholders, making financial projections and analysis and helping with compliance for the different lending programs. Prior to joining the NC Rural Center, he was vice president of financial management at the Latino Community Credit Union, where he saw the credit union grow from $100 million to over $750 million in assets.
Juan has 20 years of experience in the financial and nonprofit sectors. A native from Colombia, he first came to North Carolina to get an MBA with a concentration in social entrepreneurship at Duke University. His plans were to graduate and go back to his native country, but after graduation his wife and him decided to stay for a bit longer in Durham, and that bit was 13 years (and counting). Juan currently serves as treasurer for the board of Book Harvest in Durham and still doesn’t understand how that happened.