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Terese Caro, President & CEO

Terese Caro was named President of LRC in March, 2020 after serving four years as Vice President and Chief Lending Officer where she oversaw a $10.9 million loan portfolio consisting of small business, new construction/rehab and commercial/retail real estate loans. In 2021, she became President & CEO of LRC. Ms. Caro has spent nearly 30 years in banking and finance, managing a diverse portfolio valued at over $500 million in loans and assets.

During her career, she has astutely managed a diverse portfolio of loans and assets, and developed a broad range of skills including new market tax credit transactions, opportunity zone redevelopment projects, risk management, underwriting, financial analysis, loan restructuring, collections, quality control and compliance.

Ms. Caro has a passion to help small businesses succeed and works closely with clients to provide the education, tools and development needed to allow them to become self-sustaining and achieve their organizational and financial goals.

Previously, Ms. Caro held management roles at Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corporation, Seaway Bank and Trust Company, and North Milwaukee State Bank. She earned a Masters of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Cardinal Stritch University.

Errol Barnett, Chief Lending Officer

Errol Barnett joined the LRC team as Chief Lending Officer in May 2021, bringing more than 30 years of commercial banking experience to his role, including managed assets, community, and correspondent banking. He has extensive experience in government guaranteed loan programs. At LRC, he is responsible for fostering new relationships and managing a diverse portfolio of loan products. 

Previously, Mr. Barnett served as Business Banking Specialist at U.S. Bank. He has also served as an SBA Business Development Officer at both First Business and ByLine Banks. His extensive career also includes leadership roles at North Milwaukee State Bank, JP Morgan Chase, M&I Marshall & Isley Bank, and Bank One. Over the years, Mr. Barnett has worked with businesses of all sizes, from entrepreneurs to large corporations.

A graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Mr. Barnett also holds credits and affiliations from the University of Wisconsin-Madison Graduate School of Banking, The National Commercial Lending School at the University of Oklahoma in Norman, the Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University in Evanston, and Marquette University in Milwaukee. He is a board member for a variety of local organizations. In 1991, Mr. Barnett was selected to membership in the Bud K. Hadet Athletic Hall of Fame, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.  

Lakeytheia Stribling-Dantzler, Administrative Services Officer

Lakeytheia Stribling-Dantzler joined the LRC team in May, 2021, as the Administrative Services Officer. She is responsible for overseeing accounts payables and receivables, cost reports, government reporting, budgets, and grant proposals. Ms. Stribling-Dantzler brings solid experience and skills in relationship building and project management to her position at LRC.

For more than 18 years, Ms. Stribling-Dantzler has worked in customer service and finance, including roles as a personal banker for U.S. Bank, an assistant branch manager at TCF Bank, and customer service opportunities at Kohl’s Corp. and Rockwell Automation. Immediately prior to joining LRC, she served in the lead loan operations position for the Wisconsin Women’s Business Initiative Corp. (WWBIC) where she managed and closed over $14.1 million in federal funded loans, including SBA 7a Community Advantage loans. While at WWBIC, Ms. Stribling-Dantzler increased portfolio retention by efficiently processing over $2.2 million in loan modifications and loan renewals. 

An avid reader and constant learner, Ms. Stribling-Dantzler is also a Certified NxLeveL Instructor, which allows her to teach entrepreneurs and put them on a greater path to success. She earned a Masters of Business Administration from University of Phoenix and a B.A in Business Management and Professional Communications from Alverno College in Milwaukee. 

Shawntell Taylor, Business Consultant

As a Business Consultant at LRC, Shawntell Taylor provides insurance, financial services, bookkeeping, tax preparation, and small business planning services to individuals, families, and small business owners. She is the author of “Heavy Content”, a collection of short stories written to embrace, empower, and encourage women. She is also the founder of Chayil Inc., a community-based, 501c3 organization dedicated to assisting women with achieving their life, career, and financial goals.  

Ms. Taylor also serves as Chief Executive Officer of Shawntell Nicole, LLC, which has been doing business as Quiescent Moments & Gifts since 2005. Her family manufactures and distributes scented oil candles, wine, and other home goods. On a quarterly basis, Ms. Taylor hosts Wealth, Wicks, & Wine—a platform that allows her to host candlelit dinners, conversations about business and financial matters, and wine tastings with other professional women.  

Ms. Taylor received her Master of Arts Degree in Human Resources from Ottawa University and has been a licensed insurance intermediary since 1998. She is able to provide assistance in Wisconsin, Illinois, Mississippi, and Arizona. 

Abby Scott, Administrative Services Advisor

Abby Scott shares her passion for accounting and numbers daily in her key role at LRC. She is responsible for overseeing accounts payables and receivables, cost reports, government reporting, budgets, and grant proposals. She prides herself on balancing the books and finding innovative ways for LRC to be more efficient and cost effective.

Prior to joining LRC in 2016, Ms. Scott spent more than 25 years working in business finance and accounting, including roles at M & I Bank, Legacy Bank, North Milwaukee State Bank and 1st Citizen Bank. For three years, she also ran ASHA Family Services, a nonprofit agency in Milwaukee’s central city. Over the years, Ms. Scott has served on several boards for local organizations.

She attended Lakeland College and the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh and holds certificates from the American School of Banking (AIB) and Morse School of Investment Banking.

External Partners

FFSJlogo (1)Established in 1971, FF&SJ has been recognized as one of Milwaukee’s preeminent law firms and continues a reputation of providing hands-on, creative and tenacious representation to businesses, individuals and governments. FF&SJ is known in the community as a “boutique” firm because of its client-friendly size and its focus on complex litigation and defined practice areas, which include land use law, zoning, permits and licensing, real estate, environmental law, construction law, insurance, technology, creditor’s rights, lending, business law and entity formation and structuring. FF&SJ attorneys are long-time Wisconsin residents and truly understand the local community.

Hurtado Zimmerman SC, provides dependable legal advice about construction, real estate and public finance issues. The firm’s lawyers are responsive, strategic-minded and agile advocates, who use focused legal experience in commercial construction and related development and financing law to customize the right resolution for clients.

g2_logo_b-wG2 Creative Inc. is an award-winning marketing and communication agency led by principals Jan and Todd Graveline that serves for-profit and nonprofit clients of all sizes in a wide range of industries. Formed in 1994, G2 offers a comprehensive suite of services, including brand identity, marketing and communication planning, creative strategy and analysis, print and web development, project management and social marketing. Prior to forming their agency, Jan was the Marketing Communications Manager for Johnson Controls, Inc. and Todd was the Assistant Art Director for Astronomy Magazine.

RITZ PMS CoatedFounded in 1957, RitzHolman CPAs is a full-service accounting and consulting firm. As one of southeast Wisconsin’s top 25 accounting firms, RitzHolman CPAs advises businesses, nonprofits, individuals and trusts on tax, accounting and financial management strategies. The firm encourages all employees to get involved in a cause that matters to them, as a volunteer or board member. You can find their staff making a difference in public service organizations throughout the area. RitzHolman CPAs believes that sharing time, expertise and enthusiasm strengthens our community and also the firm.

RSF LogoReenie Fluyeras, CPA, and her firm RSF Accounting, Inc. provide on-site support at LRC. She specializes in nonprofit accounting and understands grant requirements and reporting functions. Previously, Ms. Fluyeras was a supervisor at RitzHolman CPAs and a senior accountant at the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee. She earned a B.S. in marketing and a M.S. in accounting from Marquette University. She is a member of the Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and serves as the treasurer for Young Nonprofit Professionals Network- Greater Milwaukee Chapter. RSF Accounting, Inc. 

Source One Technology provides affordable IT solutions to Wisconsin small and mid-sized business, schools and nonprofits. The organization’s goal is to provide effective technology solutions that solve your IT challenges within your budget, while providing a solution that minimizes your need to rely on us to manage and support it.

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