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Candidate for At-Large Seat

Chief Financial and Technology Officer | CDC Small Business Finance

Running for: At-Large
Election Year: 2016
Term Expiration: 2018

Catherine (Cat) Riddle is currently Chief Financial and Technology Officer for CDC Small Business Finance  (CDCSBFC) and CEO of CDC Ventures, a subsidiary of CDCSBFC. 


Cat has been involved with CDC Small Business Finance, the largest SBA 504 lender in the nation, since 1994.  As Chief Financial Officer, Cat is responsible for budgeting, financial reporting and analysis, cash management, and oversight of all accounting functions. Cat’s tenure with CDC includes roles in credit, servicing and management of production.  As Chief Technology Officer, Cat is responsible for incorporating technology strategies into CDC’s core operations.     CDC Ventures develops and supports software for all aspects of SBA 504 loan production, data management, and contact management.   


Prior to working for CDC Small Business Finance, Cat was a Loan Review Officer for Pacific Southwest Bank in Corpus Christi, Texas, where she was responsible for reviewing and risk rating commercial loans and participating in due diligence reviews. 


Cat has served on the NADCO Board of Directors since 2012.  She served as the CSA Chair for 2 years, during which she coordinated the update of the CSA User Manual and a number of other initiatives.  She is currently serving as Vice Chair of Regulatory Affairs and has been leading the 504  modernization effort and working with the NADCO team on regulatory updates.


Cat holds a Bachelors Degree in Business Administration, with an emphasis in Finance, from the University of Texas and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Houston.   


Cat lives in The Woodlands, Texas with her two daughters. 

1725 Desales St. NW, Suite 504
Washington, DC 20036

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(202) 349-0070

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