Fabiana Estrada is the Regional VP of Lending for the Southeast Region for Ascendus.
She joined this Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) in 2010.
During Fabiana’s management as Regional Director, her community received more than $3.6 million in capital which sustained over 600 jobs in local neighbors. In addition, Ascendus supports with financial education to minority racial/ethnic groups, immigrants, and women entrepreneurs. Because of that Fabiana represented Ascendus in 2020 at the Senate Committee Hearing to work on resources for an equitable and sustainable recoveryfor small business owners affected by the Covid 19 pandemic.
In 2012, The South Florida Community Development Coalition recognized Fabiana’s achievements with the Economic Opportunity Award and more recently the SBA awarded Ascendus as the Mission Based Lender for two consecutive years -2018-2019- and the SBA State Community Lender for 2019.
Fabiana is from Argentina where she graduated from the University of Buenos Aires with a degree in law.