The U.S. Small Business Administration selected Edward J. Cadena as the new district director for SBA’s Colorado District Office.
Cadena comes to Colorado with a long career in federal service. He recently served as the SBA’s Nevada District Director for the past four years.
Cadena will be responsible for the delivery of SBA’s capital, counseling and contracting services throughout the state of Colorado.
“I’m happy to be back in Colorado, and I look forward to strengthening an already healthy Colorado economy by getting more capital into the hands of small business owners and providing broader assistance for firms that want to do business with the federal government, “ said Cadena.
Cadena joined SBA’s New Mexico District Office in Albuquerque as its deputy district director in 1997 and served as its acting district director from 1999 to 2002. He also served as chief of finance for the office. He held the post of acting district director of the Lubbock, Texas, District Office prior to his appointment as Nevada district director.
“His expertise and passion will be great assets to our small business community,” said SBA Region VIII Administrator Matt Varilek.
Before joining the SBA, Cadena worked 18 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Resolution Trust Corporation (FDIC/RTC).
He held several positions with FDIC/RTC including assistant managing liquidator-credit for the Anchorage, Alaska Consolidated Office; regional manager-administration; associate director-administration and operations; assistant regional manager-closed bank administration; and department head-credit for the Western Service Center in Irvine, Calif.