Jonathan Atkinson

New Orleans Loan Officer

Seedco Financial

As the New Orleans Loan Officer for New York-based alternative lender, Seedco Financial, Jon works closely with a variety of small and emerging business owners and non-profit leaders to help them access and responsibly manage debt capital. Prior to joining Seedco, Jon worked in commercial lending for Hancock Bank and managed an Asian Fusion restaurant in Charlotte, NC with 30 employees and $2,000,000 in annual sales. Jon is currently completing his MBA part-time at the A.B. Freeman School of Business at Tulane University where he was recently inducted to the academic honor society Beta Gamma Sigma. He holds and B.A. in Economics from Davidson College in Davidson, NC. Jon is also the founder and Advisory Board Chair of the Tulane Changemaker Institute student incubator. Jon is also Interim Board President of St. Claude Main Street. Jon has participated in Idea Village’s N ew Orleans Entrepreneur Week as a consultant in two consecutive years and is a member of Idea Village’s Banking Round Table and professional network. Jon is working with John Burns of Jack and Jake’s, LLC and is serving in an acting CFO capacity.

John and Jon are working to close Series AA funding and implement initial operations to make the Jack and Jake’s vision for rebuilding the fresh, affordable, local food ecosystem a reality.