As the CEO of CAMEO, Claudia Viek has built a statewide network of 150 organizations serving over 21,000 businesses with training, business assistance and microloans.
Ms. Viek founded the Renaissance Entrepreneurship Center in San Francisco and the Pacific Incubation Network of business incubators. She currently serves on the board of both the Association for Enterprise Opportunity and the California Economic Development Lending Initiative, and is the chairwoman of the national State Micro Enterprise Association network.
Her ideas have been published in American Banker and The Washington Post, and heard on NPR’s Morning Edition. She is a highly sought-after speaker, and has addressed the Federal Reserve Board, California League of Cities and the California Workforce Association.
Ms. Viek has a B.A. from William Smith College.