Before opening Bolt Law Group, our founder and Managing Attorney, Curtis Valenzuela, served as Regional Vice President for CDC Small Business Finance Corp. and thereafter worked as a Business Development Officer for Bank of America, Community Bank, and California Bank & Trust before shifting his entire focus towards building a solid legal practice. Since the beginning of his career in the industry in 1996, Curtis has worked in positions involving Management, Sales, Underwriting, Servicing, Documentation and Customer Support. His experience spans more than 20 years of focused effort directly originating and funding SBA 504 loans, providing a robust foundation for Bolt Law Group.
Before joining Bolt in 2013, Monica spent 26 years in community banking, where a majority of her time was spent in Commercial and Consumer lending. When Monica joined Bolt Law Group, she focused on organizing files and preparing loan documents. Now, she personally handles 3+ CDC clients coordinating loan closings, answers borrower questions, and manages Bolt's internal file database by keeping up to date on SBA updates. She is also focused on community outreach and education, planning conferences and events for Bolt Law Group.
Presley recently graduated law school and joined the Bolt Law Group team. In law school Presley was a member of the Negotiations team where she and her partner won the Regional Championship and advanced to the National Finals. She also worked in several financial institutions including a broker-dealer, an investment advisor and a hedge fund. Since joining Bolt Law Group, Presley has shifted her focus towards the SBA 504 business.