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Victor Parker, a California native and long-time member of the Los Angeles community, was appointed the District Director of the SBA’s Los Angeles District Office in October, 2011. The Los Angeles District Office serves Los Angeles, Ventura, and Santa Barbara counties. As District Director, he is responsible for the delivery of SBA programs and services to aspiring and existing small business owners, SBA lenders and partners, which include business advisory services, capital access programs, entrepreneurial development, international trade development and contract procurement assistance .The Los Angeles District Office territory includes eight Small Business Development Centers, four Service Corps of Retired Executives chapters and four Women’s Business Centers.
Prior to joining the SBA, Victor worked in various capacities as a small business manager and corporate executive for nearly 20 years. His responsibilities included managing regulatory affairs, intellectual property licensing agreements, and contract negotiations. As his career advanced, he also gained expertise in small business joint venture manufacturing with in-depth consulting agreements, and supplier diversity development and expansion. He has experience with SBA programs from the small business side, government contracting and the 8(a) certification process in particular.
In addition to Victor’s broad management and leadership experience in the private sector, he is actively engaged in serving several civic, nonprofit and community-based organizations in the Southern California area, including serving on the Civil Service Commission, Sustainable City Committee and on the Board of Directors of the Community Development Centers, Inc.
Victor earned his Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California at Berkeley and Juris Doctor from Pepperdine University School of Law.