Roberto Barragan is the president and CEO of VEDC, a Community Development Financial Institution, that helps veterans receive loans for business operations.  After a study showcasing the issues many veterans have in receiving loans and financial assistance due to deployment, VEDC created a new model to help veteran owned businesses receiving lending.  Partnering with UBS, VEDC has been able to expand its “lending nationally and deploy $35 million in UBS lines of credit.”