Lendistry, a Southern California lending company founded by CEO Everett Sands in 2014, has been in the national spotlight as a major partner with companies in under-served communities hit hard by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sands, a member of the peer advisory organization Sage Executive Group, has been featured in a CNBC interview and was named to a Fortune-sponsored panel on “Banking While Black.”

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Sands started the company, which is based in Brea near Anaheim, with the goal of helping promising small business owners in struggling communities get approved for the funding. His goal is to offer the latest fintech with a quick, online application process.

Sage Executive Group, which serves business leaders in San Diego and Orange counties, provides executives a confidential forum for identifying and finding solutions to leadership issues, both professional and personal.