Candace SjogrenMember


Candace Sjogren is a proven leader with significant experience in corporate fundraising, business development, strategy, and public relations. Prior to joining the executive team at ValueOne Corporation, a full service provider of small business financial services, Candace opened her management consulting company, CXO Solutions. She has also served as Chief Strategy Officer for Dealstruck (, an alternative Peer-to-Peer lending platform that provides loans and lines of credit to small business borrowers. Prior to Dealstruck, Candace co-authored the legislation that became the JOBS Act, then chaired the Crowdfund Intermediary Regulatory Advocates, the industry advocacy group for platforms and broker dealers affected by the JOBS Act. Candace was the founder and CEO of two companies: Bad Girl Ventures ( and SoMoLend ( Bad Girl Ventures is a non-profit, micro-finance organization focused on educating and financing woman-owned startup companies. SoMoLend was a technology platform that connected business borrowers seeking loans of $35,000 or less with lenders looking to make a return on investment.

Candace Sjogren received her bachelor degree in Communications from Northern Kentucky University. She began working as a lobbyist for the Northern Kentucky Chamber and United Way, and then attended law school at Salmon P. Chase College of Law. While attaining her law degree, Candace led the Communities Practice at Property Advisors, with the title of “Maven”​ and the job description, “run and think.” Candace continues to serve as General Counsel for Women Investing in Women, a global NGO focused on increasing the number of women in private equity and venture to increase access to capital for female entrepreneurs.


Member – Fintech 513
2017 – Present
Founder, Managing Partner – CXO Solutions
2013 – Present
Chief Strategy Officer – DealStruck
2013 – 2016
Chief Strategy Officer – LoanHero
2014 – 2016
Off Counsel – Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP
2013 – 2014
Founder and CEO – SoMoLend
2011 – 2013
Attorney – Ulmer & Berne LLP
2011 – 2013
Founder and CEOBad Girl Ventures
2010 – 2013
Attorney – Graydon Head & Ritchey
2009 – 2011
Attorney – Greenebaum Doll & McDonald PLLC
2008 – 2009
Legal Extern, In-House Counsel – Kentucky Housing Corporation
2008 – 2008
Economic Development Project Manager – Property Advisers
2006 – 2008
Resource Strategist and Public Policy Lobbyist – United Way of Greater Cincinnati
2005 – 2006
Public Affairs Lobbyist – Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce
2003 – 2005
Northern Kentucky University—Salmon P. Chase College of Law – Juris Doctor, Law
2004 – 2008
Northern Kentucky University – Bachelor, Communication
1999 – 2003

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