Cristine O’Keefe

Managing Director-Lending


Cristine O’Keefe is a determined, focused and responsive professional that will go the extra mile for client success. Relationship building as well as creative problem solving and a strong work ethic have been the foundation of a life long mission to serve others. Her practical experience as a musician, teacher, office manager and controller have built a skill set of listening, evaluation and correction, communication, teamwork and execution that are critical in today’s business climate. Recent experience in business development and underwriting for commercial finance makes her a good fit for the C-Suite IMPACT Deal Makers team.


  • As a business development officer and senior underwriter she has worked with a variety of clients. Debt raises: RE- office/retail refinance, RE-Manufacturing facility refinance, RE-Mobile home refinance, RE-Retail refinance, Working Capital-Agriculture Bridge Loan, Acquisition/working capital-Oil and Gas USDA, ESOP transactions-USDA and SBA, Construction-USDA.
  • Memberships: Turnaround Management Association since 2019, TMA-Upstate NY Board member- 2022. Actively supporting turnaround professionals in Upstate and Western NY.
  • Led a manufacturing company through a turnaround including short term and long term solutions. Real life experiences with AR factoring, equipment financing, SBA and RE financing.
  • Worked in a public school as an instrumental music teacher for ten years after earning her Bachelor of Music and Master of Education from the State University of New York at Buffalo. She conducted the county honors band, taught colleagues at a conference day and served in other capacities during her teaching career.