- Transition of Ownership for privately held companies to Employees, next generation, or other purchasers identified by the company owner
- Minority Business Certification for Procurement Contracts
- New Markets Tax Credits and SBA Financing
- Business expansions and restructuring
Tomás Durán President
Tomás has more than 15 years of economic development experience in low income communities of Southern California. He applies his finance, new market tax credits, and redevelopment skills to develop creative and innovative economic development solutions for private businesses.
Prior to this role, Tomas worked as a Program Manager for the Whittier Redevelopment Agency and Vice President of Real Estate for Genesis LA Economic Growth Corp. In addition to CC, he
teaches a class as a part time instructor for the Price School of Public Policy at the University of Southern California. Tomas also serves on the board of Friends of Uptown, a local nonprofit, as
well as on the advisory boards for Dudley Ventures Community Investment and Lowe Economic Development Corporation.
Tomas has a master's degree in Planning from the University of Southern California.
Bruce Dobb Partner
Bruce has a unique skill set that is suited for small business acquisitions. His expertise in small business lending, tax credit programs, and small business management helps clients successfully navigate funders applications and due diligence procedures to secure financing. Prior to his work in lending, he ran a small, family owned, electric wholesale distributor. Bruce served as Investment Consultant to PERS in Governor Jerry Brown's 1st administration. He secured the first term debt for LA's largest apparel manufacturing company, American Apparel, in LA’s Empowerment Zone He assisted the company with implementing socially responsible hiring practices and set up their hiring tax credit program for 5,000 employees.
Bruce also designed and launched LA County’s largest Economic Development Assistance Revolving Loan Fund as Chief Credit Officer for the Valley Economic Development Center.
Bruce has a Series 7 credential and an MBA in Finance from George Washington University in Washington, DC.
Nora Almaguer General Manager
Nora has 15 years of experience developing and implementing local, regional and national education and public affairs programs. She has worked with organizations including the California Charter Schools Association, Los Angeles Universal Preschool, New Economics for Women, National Council of La Raza, and Gateway Cities Partnership, Inc. At Concerned Capital, Nora uses her project management, early education knowledge and government procurement expertise to help small businesses with their growth efforts.
Nora currently sits on the Board of Directors of the SKILLS Organization, a non-profit organization that provides a series of education and enrichment programming to ensure the youth in Whittier and surrounding communities have the necessary skills to succeed in school and life.
Nora has a Master of Public Policy degree from the University of Southern California.