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Luz Urrutia

Chief Executive Officer
Opportunity Fund

Luz Urrutia is CEO of Opportunity Fund, the nation’s leading nonprofit lender to small businesses. She is a recognized financial services pioneer and an executive with a track record of leading organizations through change, bringing new solutions to market, investing in small businesses’ futures, raising capital, and driving scale. Her career has been focused on financial services and serving underserved populations—from unbanked/underbanked immigrants to small business owners. Previously, Luz was Vice President of Retail Sales & Service at Oportun, Co-Founder and President/Chief Operating Office at El Banco de Nuestra Comunidad, and Managing Director at Wachovia Bank.

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Luz Urrutia’s passion for financial services developed early in life. Her own experience moving to the U.S. from Venezuela and trying to obtain credit as an immigrant lit a fire in her to help the Latinx community navigate similar financial barriers. As we recognize Hispanic Heritage Month, Luz joins Jennifer to talk about her work in underserved communities, how we can support entrepreneurs of color better, and the issues facing small businesses in the wake of the pandemic.

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Financial Health Network welcomes Gina Harman and Luz Urrutia as guest bloggers. Gina currently serves on Financial Health Network’s board of directors and Luz is a past member of Financial Health Network board of directors. Guest post co-authored by: Gina Harman, CEO, U.S. Network, Accion Luz Urrutia, CEO, Opportunity Fund As mission-based small business lenders,…