Our Mission

Serving as the most trusted advocate for the safe and secure growth of small business.

what we do

Formed in 2001, the Small Business Financial Exchange is a highly trusted business data exchange that is governed by the small business lending industry and managed independently from credit reporting agencies. Small business lenders rely on SBFE’s distinctive information security and data governance controls. SBFE attracts lenders of all sizes and types from across the industry, making SBFE Data™ a rich and robust information source to enable sound credit risk management decisions. SBFE Members leverage SBFE’s best-in-class data management tools and the multi-certified vendor model to receive SBFE Data-driven products, which aid in effectively managing risk and delivering efficiency within their organizations.

what we value

INTEGRITY

TRANSPARENCY

QUALITY

ACCURACY

ADVOCACY

EXCELLENCE

meet our team

We pride ourselves on having some of the best, most experienced people in the industry.

Carolyn Hardin-Levine
Chief executive officer
Laura Larson
chief operating officer
Liza Brady
Counsel
Pete Tannish
Director,
information security
Karen Rolfe
Controller
Mike Stevens
Director, Certified Vendor and data management
Martha Seidenwand
director,
Member relations
Mike Farley
Senior manager, Strategic, Analytics & Execution
D.J. Rose
Business Analyst

our extended team

While the Small Business Financial Exchange, Inc. operates with a lean full-time staff, this does not limit our capacity to serve our Members and make a big impact in the vitality of the small business lending ecosystem. SBFE thrives on the committed support of our Board of Directors, Member organizations, industry experts on our committees and task forces, and a dedicated staff and support team at the SBFE Data Warehouse.  Additionally, our Certified Vendor relationships and other trusted advisers continue to contribute to our growth and success in delivering on our mission.