Anna West serves as Managing Director and comes to X-Caliber Rural Capital with over a decade of United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) lending experience. Her extensive knowledge is a result of her deep scope of involvement in facilitating all of the USDA’s available rural development programs. Her skillsets include originating, underwriting, construction monitoring, closing, and servicing loans and grants offered by USDA Rural Development through more than 15 programs.
Ms. West’s previously served as a loan officer in the Energy and Infrastructure Lending Group at Live Oak Bank. In that role, she leveraged the USDA’s unique loan programs, specifically those under the Community Facilities and Business and Industry categories, to provide competitive financing for rural businesses across America. Her efforts were influential in helping grow the largest USDA loan platform in the country.
Ms. West spent seven years directly with the USDA as a loan specialist where she provided creative solutions to provide the best available financing options to meet the needs of rural communities. In her role, she performed the required credit analysis and reviews to ensure the project proposed for financing conformed with the loan requirements as well as the subsequent preparation of loan approval documentation.
Ms. West received a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and a Master of Business Administration in from the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga.