Director of Boston MBDA Center
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Warren holds a B.A. in Economics from Oberlin College and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago.
Prior to joining the Business Center, Warren was Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for the Initiative For A New Economy, a non-profit consulting organization dedicated to helping minority owned businesses grow, gain scale and larger and more competitive.
This was accomplished by intensive mentoring of selected MBE's and helping them win contracts, resulting in increased sales and the creation of new jobs.
He joined INE after a 30 year career in banking, with extensive experience in lending, risk management, developing and leading staffs to exceed expectations, process improvement and business turn around.
Prior to joining INE, he served as SVP of Small Business Credit and Operations for TD Banknorth, where he managed two loan underwriting centers and the bank's $800MM small business loan portfolio.
management, the loan approval rate increased 5%, underwriting time improved by 43%, maximum loan limits increased fourfold, numerous new products were introduced and the portfolio increased by more than 12% annually.
Warren also held several key positions at BankBoston and Fleet Banks.
e was a Director in BankBoston's
loan review department, where he
managed credit examinations both domestically and internationally across the bank's commercial and consumer portfolios.
He was also the Senior Credit Officer for BankBoston Mortgage Corporation, the 7th largest originator of residential mortgages in the nation, where he introduced several new processes and analytical techniques that significantly improved efficiency and risk mitigation.
Warren also managed the bank's Private Banking division for eastern Massachusetts, and grew this client intensive business by over 15% annually.
Additionally, he served as Risk Manager for Fleet's International Private Banking, where he developed a comprehensive anti-money laundering system and other risk mitigation tools that led to the release of severe operating restrictions on the business.
Warren's commitment to community service is expressed in his
Board memberships at Children Services of Roxbury Dorchester Bay Economic Development Corporation, and Massachusetts Appleseed Center for Law and Justice