SFNet Southern California President Announcement

January 12, 2022

Dear SFNet SoCal Sponsors, Members and Friends,

I hope your year is off to a good start, only thirteen days into the new year and the holidays seem a distant memory.  On behalf of the Board, I want to wish everyone a Happy New Year, sincerely hoping 2022 is better in all respects.

This is the first of several communications you will be receiving from me, Tom Novembrino, the new President of SFNet SoCal.  For those that do not know me, I’m the Executive Vice President of Gateway Trade Funding and have been an active member in the CFCC and Southern California finance community for the past 52 years.  I am truly honored and humbled to have been appointed President and know with commitment and dedication, and a little good fortune, the Chapter will return to the robust days: pre-pandemic.  Our chapter, in its 48th year has always been about developing personal relationships through member events. Without a doubt, the virus brought the chapter to a halt with no in-person events in 2021.  This year the Board and I are energized to host many events, highlight our loyal sponsors, and frankly, have fun; all in a safe and responsible manner.  Women’s Events, Summer Event, Golf Outings, Educational Event are already on our calendar: others including YoPro Events and the Holiday Event are on their way…. making for a very exciting year. 

I’m proud of our board and would like to take this opportunity to introduce our executive committee:

Rey Abundo (Treasurer) – Great Rock Capital

Ramsey Naber (Secretary) – East West Bank

Gary Harrigian (1st Vice President) – Wells Fargo Capital Finance

Carrey Jenkins (Vice President) – Triumph Business Capital

Luz Glickman (Vice President) – State Financial Corporation

Also, I would like to say how grateful I am to the outgoing SFNet SoCal President, Jason Anish, President/CEO of Austin Financial.  Jason had the difficult task of managing the merger of CFCC with the SFNet national organization and at the same time guiding the organization through the pandemic.  It wasn’t an easy job, and the Board sincerely appreciates his hard work.   

In closing, I would like to mention that we have reduced our 2022 membership rates and scheduled a free in-person networking social event in February because it is the right thing to do to for our loyal members. Also, if you have any comments, suggestions, etc., please reach out to me, 714 671-0999, or send an email to us at sfnet.socal@gmail.com.  Once again, Happy New Year!!




Thomas A. Novembrino, 
Executive Vice President
Gateway Trade Funding