Bob Dickerson

Bob Dickerson has spent his career finding ways to get money into the hands of people. For years, he did it as both a commercial and consumer lending officer, working at several large financial institutions. Today, he does it as the Executive Director of the Birmingham Business Resource Center and Chief Executive Officer of Foundation Capital, a Small Business Administration Certified Development Company.

After discovering that no small business development program in Birmingham integrated lending, capacity building, and advocacy – three things any business needs to flourish – Bob launched the Birmingham Business Resource Center in 1996. The BBRC and its initiatives have produced over $1.5 billion in loans to small firms. Bob is a business mogul, influencer, and industry expert in small business and entrepreneurship.