Juan is the Executive Director of the Midlands Latino Community Development Corporation (MLCDC) where he leads a team of professionals focused upon lowering entry barriers to entrepreneurship for immigrant communities. Also, Juan serves as the Advance Fund Director of MLCDC where he manages a small loan fund to help to start or expand small businesses.
His passion for numbers drove him to study accounting and complete 150 hours to sit for the Certified Public Account exam, as well as earn a Master of Business Administration from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. He has completed coursework for the Master of Public Health at Creighton University. Juan’s diverse background and education led him to deeply appreciate the limitations that immigrants in economically disadvantaged communities face in the United States of America.
Juan began a business consulting career at the Nebraska Business Development Center (NBDC) in Omaha, Nebraska. Currently, he helps people through coaching, consulting, training, and education. Over the past 10 years, Juan established a connection with the Latino community in the Midwest. He focuses efforts on economic development and entrepreneurship in the nonprofit sector, primarily in Latino and refugee communities.
When not working with clients, Juan enjoys listening to music, business podcasts, watching documentaries to learn from other cultures, doing documentary photography, and spending time with his two children and wife.