Our Team

Meet the individuals who are passionate about making a difference in our community through mentoring

JOSEPH LOPEZ

Managing Director, UIF

joe.lopez@uif.org
Since joining UIF in 2014, Joe and his team launched the Foundation’s Entrepreneur and Technology Mentoring initiatives. During this time, they mentored over 70 start-up, several thousand elementary and middle school students, and created partnerships with universities and organizations across eastern Pennsylvania and New Jersey. With 25+ years of experience in the finance and education fields, Joe held executive lending and underwriting positions in the banking and insurance industry before being recruited by Rutgers University’s Center for Organizational Development and Leadership (ODL) where he facilitated university-wide, six Sigma-based improvement initiatives. Joe also is a founding partner in SB Innovations LLC, a food science and product development company based in Buffalo, New York, and an Adjunct Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at Rider University’s Norm Brodsky College of Business.