2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

Access To Funding For Small Business Growth As The Economy Reopens From Covid-19

Guest speaker: Damon K. Dishman, Senior Vice President & Small Business Leader, Small Business Relationship Banking, Wells Fargo & Company

Damon Dishman, a 20-year veteran of the company, is senior vice president and Small Business Leader for small business for the Pacific region, spanning from Silicon Valley, San Francisco, and the Bay Area, up through Oregon.

Within this region, Dishman is responsible for the small business strategy which supports employees and the overall customer experience for small business in hundreds of branches.

Dishman began his career with Wells Fargo in 2001 as a personal banker in Oregon. Prior to assuming his current position, he served in various roles such as Service Manager, Branch Manager, District Manager, and most recently, as Area President in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he led a team of 400 team members.

Damon is passionate about the community and has spent a great deal of time investing in K-12 education, small business innovation and start-up, and various diversity, equity & inclusion organizations and Team Member Networks.

Damon graduated from Texas State University with a bachelor’s degree in Business Management.

Outside of work you will find Damon in the outdoors, on trails with his wife Meaghan and his twins, Elliott & Adeline.

Moderator: Christine Nuessle, CEO & Co-Founder, Bravium Consulting Inc

Christine Nuessle is the CEO of Bravium Consulting, a boutique Technology Consulting & Product company based in Rockville, Maryland. Co-founded with her husband Ryan Nuessle in 2010, Bravium marked 10 years in business this past July of 2020. Under her leadership, Bravium has grown to over 60 people.

Christine and Ryan are parents to their two wonderful children, Liam and Sophie, aged 9 and 7. To unwind, Christine and her children enjoy reading together, cooking, solving puzzles, and family movie nights.

Key takeaways:

  • Available aid programs and resources
  • Types of small business lending Wells Fargo offer
  • How SBA loans differ from other types of credit/loans available to small businesses


Damon K. Dishman
Senior Vice President & Small Business Leader, Small Business Relationship Banking Wells Fargo


Christine Nuessle
CEO and Co-Founder Bravium Consulting Inc