Entrepreneur Fund announces two hires

Aaron Baudeck joined the Entrepreneur Fund financial services team as a loan officer, and Jennifer Ford is the organization’s new operations coordinator. 

“We’re very excited to welcome Aaron and Jennifer to our team,” said Shawn Wellnitz, Entrepreneur Fund CEO. “Aaron has deep experience in business development, which has been a huge asset to our finance team. Jennifer keeps our office running smoothly with her attention to detail and commitment to excellence.”

Baudeck is responsible for developing and strengthening the Entrepreneur Fund’s loan referral network, using leads to achieve loan goals. Aaron works directly with clients to determine needs, prepare and verify loan packages, analyze loan requests, prepare written evaluations and present recommendations for approvals. With 20+ years of experience in business development and employee management throughout northern Minnesota, Aaron understands the role finance plays in economic development and small business growth. 

Ford’s role is highly cross-functional, touching operations, development, sales, finance and project management. She has 30 years of experience in client services, finance and marketing management.  Ford attended the College of St. Scholastica, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Marketing, a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Arts in Management with concentrations in marketing and change leadership.