Desiree Sideroff, SVP

Desiree Sideroff, Senior Vice President at Craft3, leads the consumer lending business unit which develops and delivers strategic lending products to meet Craft3’s mission in Pacific Northwest communities.  In her role at Craft3, Desiree expanded the Clean Water and Energy programs to serve the two-state region and developed a loan to support women transitioning into the fields of computer science and software development. Desiree joined Craft3 in 2010 and leads the seven-member team of consumer lenders, loan servicing, and portfolio management professionals.

Desiree’s has over 15 years of experience of leadership in the economic and community development field.  Prior to joining Craft3, she consulted with nonprofit and local government clients on stabilization and revitalization of low-income communities, including strategies for commercial districts, comprehensive community development, and healthy food access.   Desiree previously managed economic and community building programs at Bay Area LISC including the San Francisco Invest in Neighborhoods Initiative that leveraged partnerships with private businesses, community based organizations, local government, and the funding community. Desiree has also consulted at Moore, Iacofano, and Goltsman, Inc. where she created sustainable communities, economic development, and urban design plans.

Desiree holds a Master’s degree in Urban Studies and Planning from The Massachusetts Institute of Technology with a Certificate in Urban Design and a dual-degree with honors from the University of California, Berkeley in Conservation & Resource Studies and Conflict Resolution.

Craft3 is a nonprofit Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) providing loans that strengthen businesses, families and the environment throughout Oregon and Washington. With capital support from financial, philanthropic and religious institutions and corporations, government agencies and accredited individual investors, Craft3 has invested more than $400 million in Northwest communities since 1994.