President and CEO, John E. Dalby stated, “Redwood Capital Bank continues to fulfill its mission to serve as Humboldt County’s community bank and continues to grow in size. The commitment to the community we serve is further evidenced by the recent promotion of Humboldt County native, Jennifer Budwig and the hiring of Bob Judevine. Ms. Budwig will join Redwood Capital Bank’s senior management team and oversee all aspects of business development and commercial lending. Mr. Judevine will manage the Fortuna Branch and serve local businesses in the commercial lending department,” concluded Dalby.
Ferndale native Jennifer Budwig graduated from Humboldt State University in 1989 with a degree in business management. She joined the Redwood Capital Bank team in 2006 as a vice president, commercial loan officer and was promoted to regional area manager of the Eel River Valley in 2008.
Currently, she serves on the Redwood Memorial Foundation Board, is the chair of the McLean Foundation, is a director for the North Coast Small Business Development Center, serves on the loan committee for the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission, is the chair of the Decade of Difference Finance Committee, and is a member of Fortuna Sunrise Rotary and the Fortuna Chamber of Commerce.
In 2011, Ms. Budwig graduated in the top ten percent of her class from the Prestigious Pacific Coast Banking School (PCBS) located at the University of Washington. Ms. Budwig was recently asked to join the staff of PCBS as an instructor where she will spend two weeks per year teaching a BankSIM course. Jennifer Budwig can be reached at 707-726-7141, or via email at email@example.com
Bob Judevine moved to Humboldt County in 1987 to work in restaurant management and training. Bob and his wife Teresa fell in love with the area and decided to raise their family here. They purchased Bon Boniere ice cream restaurants and manufacturing in 1995. They expanded this business significantly and had over 25 employees when they sold the company in 2002.
Mr. Judevine joined the North Coast Small Business Development Center in 2002 to launch the BizNet business assistance program. This program offered business counseling, training, and a plethora of additional resources for area small businesses. During Judevine’s four years at the SBDC he assisted over 3,800 entrepreneurs to start and expand their businesses. In 2006 Judevine accepted the position of deputy director with Humboldt State University’s office for economic, community and business development.
In this role he provided leadership and programmatic oversight to 12 small business development centers across Northern California with over 250 staff and consultants. During this time he also managed a team of HSU business students in a partnership with California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s office for economic development helping entrepreneurs worldwide with questions about conducting business in California.
Judevine said he is excited to return to work that is focused locally. “Redwood Capital Bank is an amazing asset to Humboldt County. Local deposits that stay here to build local homes and businesses are an incredible driver for our community’s economy,” stated Judevine. Mr. Judevine is involved locally with Special Olympics as a softball coach. His team, the Humboldt Tornados won a gold medal at this summer’s Special Olympics in Napa.
In the past Judevine served on the board of directors for the North Coast Big Brothers Big Sisters, and the Redwood Discovery Museum. Bob Judevine can be reached at 707-726-7144, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information regarding Redwood Capital Bank, please visit our website at www.redwoodcapitalbank.com, contact Fred Moore, EVP/CFO at 707-444-9840, or stop by our headquarters and main office at 402 “G” Street, Eureka.
Jennifer Budwig and Bob Judevine