Our Team

Dedication and a keen understanding of the importance of economic growth drive our board members, committee people and staff.

We rely on the guidance of our Board of Directors and Loan Committee members to guide our strategy and ensure that we are meeting our mission to the best of our abilities. Our CDC Board of Directors reviews 504 loans and and provides leadership and guidance for our 504 lending. Use the menu on the left to explore the staff, board, and committee members that help make Bridgeway an effective catalyst for equitable economic growth in western Pennsylvania.

Team Talk

Jennie Sapsara | Executive Administrator

What do you do for Bridgeway?

I wear several hats at the organization. I am the assistant to the CEO & President, so I am responsible for coordinating communications among Bridgeway Capital’s many boards and committees. I like working between the high level conversations of our boards and committees, and also assisting clients with realizing their business dreams. I am responsible for connecting with prospective clients, and explaining the application process for Bridgeway Capital’s various loan programs. When the client is approved for the loan, I’ll help them get the paperwork together to close it. Some of our clients are new to the financing world, so there is a lot of patient coaching.

What do you enjoy most about your position?

It’s great to witness the “before and after” of working capital. For example, I’ll help somebody understand the process of applying for loan over the phone, and then a few weeks later they become a Bridgeway client ready to take their business to the next level. It’s a great process to be a part of.

What are your aspirations for Bridgeway?

We work hard to invest in low-income communities around the region where it’s hard for small businesses to find much support, let alone working capital. We have grown so much in the last five years in terms of the amount of loans we make. As our community of past and current clients expands, I feel like we’re a major force in western Pennsylvania’s bright future.