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Judy Rinkus

Founder & CEO

Seed to Sale Funding

“I’m a big supporter of American entrepreneurs. These individuals, who include a growing number of women and people of color, have long been the true risk-takers in our economy. The nascent cannabis industry provides a unique opportunity to bridge my skills and experience to the country’s newest wave of entrepreneurship.”

EDUCATION: Finance degree from The University of Michigan, Ross School of Business (Go Blue!)
YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 40 years of commercial lending and banking experience
PROFESSIONAL CAREER: Prior to founding Seed To Sale Funding in 2019, Judy was Managing Director at Bank of America, PNC Bank, and Huntington Bank. During her banking career, she focused on commercial loans ranging from $1.0MM to $100MM in a wide variety of industries. Judy was also Managing Director at Amherst Capital, a boutique M&A, restructuring, and consulting firm.
COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT: Member, The Detroit Athletic Club, former Board member, Inforum, and member of NAWBO
PERSONAL FACT: Married, 3 adult children, 2 grandchildren and 3 spoiled dogs

“I love to travel! Next on the bucket list: An African safari or a trip around Cape Horn. When will this happen? I have no idea but it’s fun to dream!” – Judy Rinkus