How to take advantage of the SBA & NJ Loan/Grant Program...
Apr 7, 2020
05:30 PM - 06:30 PM (America/New_York)

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Topic: How to take advantage of the SBA & NJ Loan/Grant Programs, 

April 7th, 2020 at 5:30 pm

TIE New Jersey's Special Program for Small Business to allow for experience exchange and input from the knowledgeable panel on some substantial issues facing Small Businesses in particular concerning Cash Flow, managing expenses, & accessing incentives at the State & Federal level

The Panel will be conducted by Charter Member,  Vijar Kohli, Founder & CEO of  Golden Door Asset; other panel participants are:  

James Barrood,  Former CEO New Jersey Tech Council

 Monika Athwal, Senior Business Development Officer (NJEDA)

 Tim Rollander, Technology Sector Lead - South / Venture Manager  (NJEDA)

 Sapan Shah, Senior Vice President, PNC Financial Services Group


Speaker Profiles:

James Barrood: Former CEO New Jersey Tech Council

For the past five years, Jim led the regional trade association (NJ, NY, PA), the New Jersey Tech Council, among the largest and most highly regarded membership organizations of its kind with 1,000+ member companies.

Recognized by NJBiz on Power 100 List and ROI-NJ as a Top 100 Influencer, Jim is active in the business community, advise companies and sits on boards. He publishes thought leadership articles and frequently speaks at business events, and has been widely quoted both locally and globally and has appeared on ABC, MSNBC, and My9.

Prior to heading the Council, Jim led FDU's Rothman Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship for 10+ years and is an editor of the book, 'Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Global Insights from 24 Leaders' and the co-author of 'Lessons from the Great Recession.' 

Vijar Kohli: Group CEO, Golden Door

Golden Door Services is the leading turnaround and distressed advisory firm for middle-market businesses. Working closely with the Office of the CEO to provide operational support.

Prior to founding Golden Door Asset Management, Vijar was a successful Prime Brokerage Analyst at J.P. Morgan Chase managing capital structures and allocations of over $1 billion for a number of hedge funds. Vijar is a graduate of Seton Hall University with degrees in Accounting, Economics, and Finance, and studied at Princeton University.

Monika Athwal, Senior Business Development Officer at New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)

Tim Rollender, Technology Sector Lead - South / Venture Manager at New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA)


The New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA) is an independent State agency that finances small and mid-sized businesses, administers tax incentives to retain and grow jobs, revitalizes communities through redevelopment initiatives, and supports entrepreneurial development by providing access to training and mentoring programs.

NJEDA Programs

  • Loans to SMBEs, Non-profits, and Developers
  • Tax Credits for Large Business & Development
  • Angel Investor Tax Credits for Emerging Technology & Life Sciences 

Sapan Shah, Senior Vice President, PNC Financial Services Group

Sapan is responsible for developing, maintaining, and managing a $100 MM+ commercial loan portfolio, with a strategic focus on traditional C&I Banking at PNC Financial Services.
Focus on credit quality, risk management, profitability, loan & fee generation, and portfolio management.Well-seasoned in credit underwriting, financial statement and tax return analysis, cash flow and collateral analysis, industry & market data, and Risk Rating protocals.

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