Prosper Jefferson Seminar Series: Business Financing
Name: Prosper Jefferson Seminar Series: Business Financing
Date: September 23, 2015
Time: 9:00 AM - 10:00 AM CDT
Registration: Register Now
David Cusimano’s career has included starting and running small businesses, aeronautical engineering, mergers and acquisitions and management consulting. He is the founder of Emerge Dynamics Active Management Consulting, co-founder of Day Flier, Inc., and Gulf Search Capital, LLC, and a minority partner and/or advisor to a several regional small businesses.
David’s diverse background is tied together by a unifying theme of identifying opportunities where others see problems and wrapping strategies of success around them. He specializes in business process improvement, customer experience management, merger and acquisition strategy, valuation, and financial modeling and analysis.
David has earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Louisiana State University, a Master of Arts in Economics from the University of Texas at Arlington, and an M.B.A. with concentrations in finance and international business from Tulane University’s Freeman School of Business. He is a Certified Turnaround Analyst (CTA) and Certified Merger and Acquisition Advisor (CM&AA).
David is a faculty member and with the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program at Delgado Community College where he facilitates the program’s financial modules and workshops. He has also taught courses in economics at both Delgado Community College and Tulane University.
Eric E. Bosch, CPA
Eric E. Bosch, CPA, is a partner in the audit and assurance services division of LaPorte, CPAs & Business Advisors. After graduating from the University of New Orleans, Eric began his career at LaPorte in January of 1990. Since that time, his primary practice area has been community-based financial institutions and the financial services industry, and he currently serves as the leader for LaPorte’s Financial Services Industry Group. In addition to providing audit and accounting services, Eric has assisted financial institutions with initial public offerings, mergers and acquisitions, and strategic planning. Eric serves as the treasurer for the Jefferson Chamber Foundation Academy and for the Girard Playground Booster Club. He also serves as a faculty member for the Delgado Community College 10,000 Small Business Program, which is funded by Goldman Sachs.
Eric is a former North American Heavyweight Champion, and two-time co-holder of the Mid-South Tag Team Title.
Director of Financing, JEDCO
Alberto Queral was hired by JEDCO in 1995 in the capacity of Commercial Loan Officer. He was eventually promoted to his current capacity of Director of Financing. Prior to his employment at JEDCO, Queral worked within the banking industry for approximately 15 years, where he developed commercial banking experience, including both consumer and commercial lending.
Queral is primarily responsible for the lending function at JEDCO and management of the finance staff. The lending function includes the interviewing of prospective borrowers, project structuring, credit underwriting, preparation of financial projections, packaging and obtaining loan approval from the finance committee and other administrative layers. Other functions include marketing of loan programs and JEDCO overall and answering loan inquires both in person and by telephone. He is also fully bilingual in English and Spanish, a skill that allows him to serve the Parish’s Spanish speaking constituency.
The JEDCO finance program provides loans for acquisition of fixed assets, working capital and initial inventory for Jefferson Parish-based businesses, both new and established. The program has the ultimate objective of promoting economic development and job creation / retention activity in Jefferson Parish. A JEDCO loan accomplishes what is commonly referred to as “gap” financing, as these loans provide terms and conditions that are ordinarily not available conventionally.
Queral has also completed courses in financial accounting, management, economics, business and other general studies while following a business administration curriculum at UNO. He graduated from Leadership Jefferson, a program of the Jefferson Chamber. Until 2014 he assisted and lectured students from UNO’s ExCel course, a business program with the purpose of preparing persons with disabilities from across Louisiana start businesses.