Paul Quintero, CEO, Accion
When speaking about Accion, I often say that we “turn BIG dreams into reality through small loans.” Changing how you earn a living by starting a business is a significant reinvention, and one that only a small fraction of Americans dare to embark upon. My talk will highlight the lessons I have learned from observing hundreds of entrepreneurs that embarked on that reinvention journey and which I hope will be useful in yours.
About Paul Quintero:
- Paul is the now the CEO of Accion East and has twenty-three years of micro and small business lending, investment banking, public accounting and community development investment experience.
- Paul joined Accion to champion the growth of small, local businesses across the U.S., and today, Accion currently lends to approximately 1,200 business owners a year.
- Paul was selected by Mayor De Blasio of New York City to serve as a commissioner on the New York City Quadrennial Commission, and also serves on several other Boards in the city.