Susana Soriano joined CCLF in June 2020 as a Senior Loan Program Officer II. Susana has over 15-years of financial services and banking experience working at JPMorgan Chase Bank. While at JPMorgan, she held various positions in Middle Market, Private Bank, Capital Markets and Retail Banking.
Prior to joining CCLF, Susana worked at the City of Chicago’s Department of Planning and Development, where she served in the Financial Incentives division underwriting Tax Incentive Finance deals. Additionally, Susana worked closely with the Mayor’s Office to create and implement the Neighborhood Opportunity Fund (NOF) program, focusing her efforts on funding projects for small business entrepreneurs, to revitalize the South and West Side neighborhoods of the City. Since its inception, the program has had three rounds of funding, which resulted in a total of $47 million in grants awarded to small businesses located in underinvested areas of the city. She led several public events for the program and was the keynote speaker for the 2019 and early 2020 events.
Susana holds a Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois at Chicago. In 2002, she earned a Certificate in Entrepreneurial Studies from the University of Illinois at Chicago. Susana is fluent in Spanish and is passionate about the work she does and who it supports.