Specialty: Financial Analysis, Capital Access, Business Plan Financial Forecasts
Brad Owens joined the Florida SBDC at USF in 2017 and provides business owners with no-cost confidential business consulting with an emphasis in financing assistance, utilizing his banking experience of more than 25 years. During his banking career Owens assisted businesses with conventional and SBA lending for their expansion and growth efforts, as well as to help them get started. At Bank of America he was responsible for SBA lending in the Greater Tampa Bay market. In 2005, he was the first inductee into the Florida SBDC Network’s Lenders’ Hall of Fame.
He later worked for Fifth Third Bank, Bay Cities Bank and Suncoast Credit Union. His background also includes sales and relationship management experience including formalized commercial credit training. Owens is also a certified Profit Mastery Facilitator.
The Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida is a member of the Florida SBDC Network, a statewide partnership program nationally accredited by the Association of America’s SBDCs and funded in part by the U.S. Small Business Administration, Defense Logistics Agency, State of Florida, and other private and public partners, with the University of West Florida serving as the network's lead host institution. Florida SBDC services are extended to the public on a nondiscriminatory basis. Language assistance services are available for limited English proficient individuals.