Barbara Morrison, CEO and President
Barbara Morrison, a Bay Area business and civic leader, is the founder and president of TMC Financing. In the 30+ years since Barbara founded TMC the company has provided over $7.2 billion in SBA commercial real estate financing for more than 4,200 businesses throughout California and Nevada. TMC has been ranked in the top five Certified Development Companies (CDCs) nationwide for over a decade, and today ranks as the #1 SBA lender in Northern California and Las Vegas.
Barbara is also the founder and board president of Working Solutions, an innovative nonprofit organization that helps under-served micro-entrepreneurs access the capital and hands-on technical assistance they need to start and grow their businesses.
Barbara has earned numerous awards for her leadership and her advocacy for women and small business owners, including: Financial Women’s Association of San Francisco’s 2012 Financial Woman of the Year award; Northern California’s 2011 Real Estate Women of Influence award; San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women’s “Women Who Make a Difference” award; San Francisco Business Times Women in Leadership award; National Association of Development Companies’ Arthur Goodman Achievement and Diversity award; U.S. Small Business Administration’s Women in Business Advocate award.
Rich Grant, Chief Credit Officer and Sales Manager
Rich Grant is the Chief Credit Officer and Sales Manager for TMC Financing. Rich has more than 20 years of experience helping small businesses navigate the SBA loan process. In his current role, he manages TMC’s team of Sales Executives. Under his leadership of TMC’s marketing initiatives, the organization has maintained a spot as one of the top five Certified Development Companies (CDCs) nationwide, and today it ranks as the #1 lender in Northern California and Las Vegas.
Rich’s early career in lending included positions at Wells Fargo, Heller First Capital, and The Money Store. He later worked at TMC for over 7 years as the Senior Vice President of Business Development. In 2005 Rich accepted a position with First Community Bank in Santa Rosa, California where he formed and directed the bank’s SBA loan department. Rich returned to the TMC team in 2009 to serve as COO.
Rich currently serves as the President of the Bay Area Government Guaranteed Lenders (BAAGGL).