John Connelly is a graduate of San Diego State University, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science, and has been in-and-around the financial services industry since leaving college for the professional world in 1992.
Over the last 2 decades, John’s primary focus has been in SBA and other government guaranteed debt solutions that provide access to capital for small businesses. John is now President of JR Consultants, Inc and consults with small business owners/entrepreneurs seeking access to capital.
Since joining the SBDC in 2019, John has helped numerous small businesses prepare for and negotiate the complexities of the loan application process to successfully achieve their financing requirements. With the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, John has become an expert in the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury and Disaster Loan programs, helping a diversity of SBDC clients to achieve millions of dollars in aggregate funding.
Expertise: Access to Capital Debt & Equity Financing Loan Packaging