Erika Montanez

Business Advisor

Butte College SBDC

About Me:

Erika is a business owner and experienced international trade professional, with years of global leadership and business experience. She managed financial reporting and business analysis for agribusiness with partners in over 67 countries achieving $15M in total revenue, and led agricultural sales programs with producers, marketers, and growers in Mexico, Brazil, Argentina, Spain, Egypt, and Morocco implementing changes in various channels of the business to create new revenue opportunities.

As Chief Financial Officer for a marketing company, Erika oversaw financial strategies and sales development opportunities for three affiliated companies, led business development and financial planning for key Mexico initiative, and other international programs, providing sustained financial growth and improved profitability.

As an Associate Manager at Wachovia Bank, Erika was responsible for employee management included hiring, promotion, performance appraisal, motivating, counseling, and discipline for a team of eight employees.

Erika is bilingual in English and Spanish, and conversant in Portuguese. She has a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration from California State University, Chico.

Expertise: Access to Capital Accounting Finance Food Business International Trade

I also speak: Spanish