Who We Are

Sofia Capital Ventures is Your Concierge for Private Commercial Lending

Your success is our mission. Unlike brokers who immediately ask for a fee agreement and sometimes an initial fee and then try to find a lender, SOFIA Capital Ventures has aligned with the most active commercial lenders in the business and represents to you the full capacity of the lending market in today’s dynamic environment.

When you work with Sofia Capital Ventures, you gain an experienced team with the depth of knowledge required to navigate the commercial lending process. We help you understand the available lender programs and how to build a successful loan package. We also offer consulting to help you develop your funding strategy and presentation packaging. Our understanding of commercial lending enables us to propose creative funding strategies and create win/win solutions.

Throughout the process, we keep you well informed and comfortable that your file is in the right hands that can provide the best loan for your specific situation. We value your business and strive to protect and respect the relationships we establish. Our goal is to make your entire experience as smooth and efficient as possible.

Barbara Leuin, CEO

Barbara Leuin, Ph.D., Commercial Lending Expert, Colorado Springs, CO, is a serial entrepreneur and real estate investor, with over 30 years of professional experience, including 13 years of university teaching in business and economics; 16 years of business consulting; and 5 years as a full-time real estate investor. Since 1996, she has helped start-up businesses access millions in private capital. As CEO, Barbara brings visionary leadership, team-building and leadership to Sofia Capital Ventures. She is responsible for lender relationships, broker training and identifying market opportunities.

Contact Barbara at (760) 809-6236

Bob Nussbaum, Business Development Associate

Bob Nussbaum, MBA, Commercial Lending Expert, Encinitas, CA, comes from an extensive corporate career in which he succeeded in direct sales, sales management, sales team building, sales training, division start-ups, new product development, and logistics management. Bob has experience in financial planning for businesses and individuals and as a private real estate investor. As a Business Development Associate, Bob is responsible for originating new commercial loans for commercial real estate investors, through his network of real estate professionals and other referral partners.

Contact Bob at (760) 634-8278   

Silvio J. Ferrari, Jr., Business Development & Large Project Specialist

Silvio (Sil) Ferrari, Commercial Lending Expert, Carmichael, CA, has over 30 years of experience as a commercial real estate broker and consultant. His expertise is in bringing capital sources to commercial real estate developers and investors for the acquisition and development of all types of properties including hospitality, retail, multifamily and office property. As a Business Development Associate, Silvio is responsible for building SCV’s market position with large-scale developers and related professionals. Mr. Ferrari holds a California BRE-Broker License #00833211. 

Contact Sil at (916) 947-5476

Wesley Garrison, Business Development Associate

Wesley (Wes) Garrison, MBA, Commercial Lending Expert, Greebsboro, NC, is an experienced Credit and Business Lending Professional with a demonstrated history of helping business owners gain access to working capital and financing solutions. He has been in banking and finance for over 14+ years, originating traditional commercial lending and providing alternative commercial lending solutions to small businesses when banks said NO! As a Business Development Specialist, Wes is responsible for expanding the alternative financing sector of SOFIA Capital Ventures and helping small business owners access funding.

Contact Wes at (336) 509-2682

Subina Blanding, Ph.D., Commercial Lending Expert, Newark, DE is an accomplished professional in banking and alternative lending for both commercial businesses and fix and flip investors. She is also a Doctor of Divinity and remains active in ministry and as a public speaker. As a Business Development Specialist, Subina is responsible for expanding the reach of SOFIA Capital Ventures into the small to medium size investor markets.

Contact Subina at (302) 425-1115

When you work with Sofia Capital Ventures, you are in the hands of commercial lending experts. We offer a free loan analysis of any scenario. We can tell you in minutes whether we have a lender who can make a loan in your particular situation. We also offer consulting services to help you strengthen your funding proposal or package your loan request.