District Director, Nevada, US Small Business Administration (SBA)
Joseph Amato over thirty years experience as a business development consultant and a leading voice for business ownership and entrepreneurship within the commercial lending industry.
Mr. Amato has been employed as an SBDC executive director, CDC portfolio manager, and direct lender participating in various SBA lending and outreach programs over the past twenty-six years.
He has distinct knowledge of all SBA lending and other SBA support programs.
He is originally from the greater New York area and had spent the better part of the last two decades in the Washington D.C area primarily serving the Mid-Atlantic region as a business development consultant, direct lender and Chief Executive Officer for a major business-consulting firm.
In 2017 Mr. Amato moved to Las Vegas Nevada to take over the District Director position and oversee the SBA program and staff. His impact on the Nevada business community has been critically important in the past several years especially due to the effects of COVID-19 this most recent year.
Mr. Amato was awarded the 1997 Financial Services Advocate of the Year, the year before he sold his small business consulting company to American Express.
His extensive knowledge and experience have been used to stabilize and expand SBA and USDA program opportunities throughout the State of Nevada and beyond.
As a former business executive and lending industry consultant Mr. Amato has evidenced a consistently strong work ethic and knowledge base that has proven to be a valuable asset to the Small Business Administration, the nationwide lending community and hundreds of businesses across the United States.