Fernanda Ospina is the Director of Institutional Business Development at AgAmerica Lending. She joined the team in February of 2019 and has a B.A. in Business Administration as well as a B.A. in Spanish with a minor in Accounting and Finance.
Early on in her career, Fernanda worked as a Financial Analyst for Cincinnati Bell Technology Solutions and later as a Senior Cost Analyst in the agricultural sector at Pacific Tomato Growers. In this role, she prepared cost accounting information to determine daily business activity expenses.
Prior to joining AgAmerica Lending, Fernanda was one of the Senior Associates at Benchmark International, a sales-side M&A firm in Tampa, Florida. As a financial associate, she communicated with business owners to obtain information regarding the company’s operations and financial situation. She analyzed clients’ financial statements and other corporate documents to find the unique strengths each company possessed to increase valuation once negotiating the desired exit strategy. During her career at Benchmark International, Fernanda developed relationships with private equity and venture capital funds, family offices, and active trade buyers. Along with her team, Fernanda completed successful transactions in diverse industries such as Pharmacy Software, Engineering, Healthcare, Commercial Landscaping, Communications as a Services (CaaS), Software as a Service (SaaS), Wholesale, Multi-location Retail, Media, Enterprise Software, among others. Through this experience, Fernanda gained a deeper understanding of common struggles business owners face and how to provide support that best suits their specific needs.
In her role as Director of Institutional Business Development at AgAmerica, Fernanda serves clients who are looking for a creative alternative to leverage their land assets. With her M&A, Finance and Accounting background, and extensive understanding of analytic reporting and servicing, she is able to communicate with prospective and existing clients in an efficient and effective manner. Fernanda prioritizes exceptional customer service, professionalism, and transparency throughout the loan origination process, making it a refreshingly manageable experience for all parties involved.