Longtime community advocate, respected banking, finance and small business development innovator joins VSEDC family.

We are pleased to announce the Board of Directors of Vermont Slauson Economic Development Corporation (VSEDC) has approved an 8th member to the non-profit’s Board of Directors, Quentin D. Strode.

Quentin’s background in executive leadership and small business development brings a valuable perspective for the organization, which offers business assistance to primarily minority entrepreneurs and small businesses in the South Los Angeles region. “His experience working with technical assistance groups supporting small and women-owned businesses was also a factor in inviting him to the Board,” emphasized Kecia Washington, VSEDC Board Chair.

“We are so pleased to have Quentin Strode join the Vermont Slauson EDC Board of Directors”, added Kecia. “Mr. Strode has over 30 years of executive banking and finance experience, which will help VSEDC continue its mission of serving South LA businesses and continue to grow the CDFI program.”

Since 2013, Mr. Strode has been a Managing Director and Principal for ARTIFEX CAPITAL & ADVISORY, where he serves as an owner, using his knowledge to create innovative business solutions and growth initiatives for boutique agriculture companies.

Before his current post at ARTIFEX, Strode built a distinguished career as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for U.S. Bank, and as Senior Vice President and Regional Executive for Bank of America.

Please join us in welcoming Quentin Strode to the VSEDC family.

See the press release.