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meet Ascendus

Our goal is to help business owners ascend to a better life. And while you’ll find us listed individually below, you can be sure that we work together as a team to ensure your success.

Ana Hammock, Senior Vice President of Lending

Ana has worked in the field of small business lending for over a decade. She is an advocate for community owned and operated businesses. Ana has led our sales team since 2011. Under her management, our sales teams have flourished, expanding our breadth and depth, both in terms of portfolio growth and in technical assistance provided to Women, Black and Latinx owned businesses. Ana’s strategic leadership, rooted in lasting relationships with partners and business owners, has grown the footprint of the organization. Ana is a board member of The Foundation for Business Equity (FBE) and SOPHIA Oxford. 

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