Marvin Boateng is the Director of Lending for the Economic Development Collaborative- Ventura County (EDCVC), an organization that provides technical assistance and access to capital to small businesses in Ventura and Santa Barbara County. Marvin is in charge of lending and oversees ten small business loan funds. Over the past eight years, Marvin has assisted more than 300 businesses to access more than $50 million in capital, creating more than 1,500 jobs and 250 child care slots in high priority areas in Ventura County. In 2013, Marvin was recognized by the Pacific Coast Business Times “40 under 40” for his passion for public service. Marvin is an African American Board Leadership Institute Alumna (AABLI) and a certified Economic Development Financial Professional (EDFP). Marvin earned a double bachelor’s in African American Studies and Economics from California State University, Northridge and a master’s in Public Policy and Administration (MPPA) from California Lutheran University.