Oscar Novelo has extensive experience as a small business banker. He began working with small business owners as a senior credit officer. He quickly became a commercial portfolio manager and then ventured – and succeeded – as a small business lender and team leader.
Prior to banking, Oscar enjoyed a career in community and economic development. He developed expertise in the Community Development Block Grant program, as well as Redevelopment.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in Public Administration and a master’s degree in Planning and Development Studies, both from the University of Southern California. He also earned a certificate from the National Development Council as an Economic Development Finance Professional.