Gabriela is a seasoned business and financial consultant with broad background in quantitative and qualitative analysis to support solid business practices and produce profitable business. Her work experience and skills range from commercial lending underwriting, business development, financial analysis, sales negotiation, non-profit management, and thorough understanding of multi-cultural markets.
From 2009 to 2013, Gabriela was the Assistant Director for the SF Small Business Development Center where she managed business counseling and training programs for emerging and established small businesses, as well as the Hispanic Business Development Program funded by the SF Mayor’s Office of Economic and Workforce Development. In 2011, Gabriela was invited to participate in the launch of Kiva Zip Pilot project (one of the first peer-to-peer lenders innovators) by providing guidance on underwriting criteria.
In 2013, Gabriela co-founded Equitable Growth Solutions, a small business consulting company that delivers business solutions and accessibility to financial resources. Gabriela is also a lead consultant for economic development programs sponsored by the City of San Francisco: BizFit SF, a business strengthening program for retailers located in commercial corridors; and Healthy RetailSF, a business technical assistance program geared to corner stores in low income neighborhoods interested in becoming healthy food retailers.
Gabriela holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from University of Lima in Peru, and a Master of Business Administration from San Francisco State University, with concentration in finance and management.
Bilingual in English and Spanish
Expertise: Accounting Business Planning Finance
I also speak: Spanish