Jennifer Riden

Jennifer graduated from Penn State with dual degrees in advertising/public relations and psychology. She then moved to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and started a career in outside sales. A few years later an opportunity to work for PNC bank presented itself and Jennifer began working in the banking & financial industry.  In 2009 she obtained her Master’s in Business Administration with a focus on Finance at Waynesburg University. She also gained experience with US Bank in Avon, Colorado, and Washington Federal Bank in Salt Lake City, Utah. Jennifer started the Small Business Banking Program in the state of Utah for Washington Federal Bank as a Small Business Banking Officer. After spending 8 years in the banking  & financial industry Jennifer moved back to Pennsylvania to pursue a position as a Business Consultant with the Small Business Development Center. She has worked in startup companies in the past and grew up in a family owned small business. She brings banking and financial expertise, knowledge of startup processes, marketing and sales knowledge to her current position. Jennifer was recognized in Pennsylvania Business Central’s 2016 Foremost Under 40.