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Want to Put Less Money Down and Get Lower Interest Rates?

Take Advantage of the SBA 504 Loan With WBD.







Want to Put Less Money Down and Get Lower Interest Rates? Take Advantage of the SBA 504 Loan With WBD.





WBD: History & Current Information



WBD, Inc.’s mission is to assist small businesses in gaining access to capital in order to grow their businesses, create jobs and build communities.


Who We Are, What We Do and How We Fulfill Our Mission


WBD, Inc. helps businesses finance owner occupied commercial real estate utilizing the SBA 504 loan program. WBD partners with local lenders to help provide affordable, fixed-rate, long-term (up to 25 years) with less money down. Serving all of Wisconsin, Minnesota and a portion of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, WBD’s portfolio is over $1 Billion. As a nonprofit organization WBD reinvests in other economic development activities in line with its mission to grow businesses, create jobs and build communities through direct grants to nonprofit organizations. For more information on WBD’s lending and mission work visit WBD.org.


Since 1981, WBD has helped fund over 3,500 businesses and created over 76,000 jobs in Wisconsin and Minnesota. WBD is now consistently one of the top ten most active, of the nearly 250, CDC’s in the country. WBD participates in hundreds of projects each year with Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan lenders and serves as an integral hub in every project. 



WBD Service Company


The WBD Service Company was created to provide direct services to lenders and external customers with credit underwriting, application processing, and portfolio servicing. WBDSC staff is knowledgeable in a wide range of loan fund programs administered by the SBA, U.S. Department of Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, and other agencies.


Building on staff expertise in SBA lending, the service company offers a full range of support services to lenders wishing to utilize the SBA 7(a) program, from full packaging services to on call support.  Additionally, a new set of SBA 7(a) Training Courses are now being offered to provide a local, affordable option for increasing the knowledge of lenders wishing to use the 7(a) program.  These trainings will be periodically available at locations throughout the WBD service area or can be customized for individual bank presentations.  For more information and a list of upcoming trainings, click here.



WBD Mission and Governance



Mission Statement


WBD is a business finance resource that provides the knowledge, services and access to capital needed to create jobs, grow businesses and build communities.





As a non-profit company, WBD is overseen by the Board of Directors.


WBD Board Members are selected from across its service area and from a diverse group of professionals who bring a variety of perspectives, talent and experience related to small business development and corporate finance.


The Board of Directors is made up of 11 Voting Members who are elected to serve two year terms.



Current Members of the Board of Directors



Craig Aderhold - Chair Wisconsin Bank and Trust De Pere, Wisconsin
Pam Christenson Madison Gas & Electric Madison, Wisconsin
Barb LaMue New North, Inc. Green Bay, Wisconsin
Dave Borchardt    Summit Credit Union West Bend, Wisconsin
Tom Mews First National Community Bank New Richmond, Wisconsin
Bill Mitchell Michael Best & Friedrich LLP Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Steve Peterson Choice Financial Group St. Paul, Minnesota
Dave Provancher WaterStone Bank Brookfield, Wisconsin
Patrick Schloss City of West Allis West Allis, Wisconsin
Shawn Wellnitz

Entrepreneur Fund

Duluth, Minnesota

Dan Schneider


Madison, Wisconsin



WBD Senior Leadership


Dan Schneider – Corporate Executive Officer


Wenda Roycraft – Senior Vice President and Corporate Credit Officer


Jason Monnett – Senior Vice President and Senior Lender


Lance Walter – Senior Vice President, Strategic Engagement


Marcie M. Mahuta – Senior Vice President of Finance and Administration


Randy Kyle – Director of Governance and Compliance