Martin D. Golden is the District Director for the Portland district of the U.S. Small Business Administration. As District Director, he is responsible for the delivery of all SBA programs and services 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 80 eligible lenders, assistance in government contracting and exporting, and training. The Portland District Office which covers 30 of the 36 counties in Oregon and four counties in southern Washington and includes the Vancouver area. Prior to arriving in Portland in 2016, Mr. Golden spent three years as the District Director for the Columbus (OH) district.
Prior to the SBA, Mr. Golden was a banker for 20 years. Mr. Golden served in senior positions with leading financial institutions including GE Capital, Wells Fargo, and the Toronto-Dominion Bank. Activities at these institutions focused on leveraged lending to healthcare services companies in the corporate and middle market. He also developed and executed a business plan for the startup of a commercial finance company.
Mr. Golden served on both active duty and as a reservist in the United States Navy as an Intelligence Officer.
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 Portland, Oregon.