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Martin D. Golden

District Director
Martin D. Golden

Martin D. Golden is the Columbus District Director of the U.S. Small Business Administration.  As District Director, he is responsible for the delivery of all SBA programs and services in the central and southern portion of the state as well as coordination between the SBA, the district’s Small Business Development Centers, SCORE chapters, and the Women’s Business Center. Programs and services delivered by the SBA include the loan guaranty program, which is delivered through more than 140 eligible lenders, assistance in government contracting and exporting, and training.  The Columbus District Office, which covers 60 counties in the state, is located in Columbus with a branch office in Cincinnati and has a staff of 15 employees.

Mr. Golden has been a banker for 20 years; in 2007 he developed and executed a business plan for the startup of Marquette Healthcare Finance, a commercial finance company focused on lending to the healthcare industry across the nation.  Additionally, Mr. Golden was a member of the Board of Directors of Marquette Business Credit.

In addition to Marquette, Mr. Golden was Managing Director, Healthcare Finance at Wells Fargo Foothill where he was responsible for all healthcare origination activities for the institution nationwide. Prior to Wells Fargo Foothill, Mr. Golden was a Senior Vice President with GE Healthcare Financial Services where he directed the corporate finance origination activities for the western United States.  Activities at both institutions focused on leveraged lending to healthcare services companies, primarily in the middle market.  Other experience includes working in the healthcare leveraged lending groups at Credit Lyonnais where he was a relationship manager, and the Toronto-Dominion Bank where he worked in a credit capacity

Prior to his finance career, Mr. Golden served on both active duty and as a reservist in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Officer rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.  Mr. Golden holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara, and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California at Berkeley.  He is married, has four children, and lives in Columbus, Ohio.

The Columbus District Office is located at 401 N. Front Street, Suite 200, in Columbus. More information is available on SBA programs and services by visiting the website www.sba.gov/oh/columbus or by calling (614) 469-6860 Ext. 287