Colorado District Office | Leadership Biographies

Edward Cadena , District Director

Edward Cadena

Edward J. Cadena is the District Director for SBA’s Colorado District Office. Cadena will be responsible for the delivery of SBA programs and services throughout the state of Colorado. He is formerly the District Director of the Nevada District.

“I’m happy to be back in Colorado and I look forward to strengthening an already healthy Colorado economy by getting more capital into the hands of small business owners and providing broader assistance for firms that want to do business with the Federal government, “ said Cadena.

Cadena comes to Colorado with a long career in federal service. He joined SBA’s New Mexico District Office in Albuquerque as its Deputy District Director in 1997 and served as its Acting District Director from 1999 to 2002. His responsibilities included managing the delivery of SBA’s financial assistance, management counseling and business development programs for the State of New Mexico. In addition, he was Chief of Finance for New Mexico’s SBA District Office.

Cadena held the post of Acting District Director of the Lubbock, Texas District Office prior to his appointment as District Director for Nevada, where he led the Nevada SBA team.

Before joining the SBA, Cadena was employed for 18 years with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and Resolution Trust Corporation (FDIC/RTC). During his tenure with the FDIC/RTC he worked in the Division of Supervision and the Division of Liquidation.

He held several positions with FDIC/RTC including Assistant Managing Liquidator-Credit for the Anchorage, Alaska Consolidated Office; Regional Manager-Administration; Associate Director-Administration and Operations; Assistant Regional Manager-Closed Bank Administration, and Department Head-Credit for the Western Service Center in Irvine, CA.