Anna O'Brien

Senior Vice President, Business Development

Anna O’ Brien is a senior vice president of business development for TMC Financing, serving lenders, brokers and small businesses throughout Northern California and Oregon. As SVP of business development, Anna guides her clients throughout the entire loan process, helping them secure SBA 504 financing. Anna’s deep understanding of the first mortgage loan process helps her match her clients with the best lenders. Anna has many longstanding relationships with all types of first mortgage lenders.

As a mission-based lender, Anna is dedicated to promoting awareness of the SBA 504 Loan Program and to help business owners realize that property ownership is attainable. She advocates on behalf of the business owner, both internally at TMC and externally with lender institutions and the SBA. Anna is passionate about the success of small business and takes pride in seeing her clients grow and succeed.

Anna is a true asset to the TMC team. Her energy, her dedication, and her creativity is admirable and contagious. Prior to joining TMC’s business development team in 2012, Anna spent her high school and college summers as an intern for TMC in various departments. She has worn almost every hat and knows how to navigate through the loan process to achieve the best results.

Originally from Marin County in the Bay Area, Anna graduated with a degree in economics from the University of California, Santa Barbara.


A key benefit for us was that TMC Financing and the SBA made it possible for us to purchase used equipment from another winery. That’s made a huge difference in what we’ve been able to do with our winemaking operation.

— Shaunt Oungoulian, Co-Owner, Les Lunes Wine

I had originally tried getting a real estate loan through my bank, but I couldn’t afford the 30% down payment. When Anna and Wendy explained that I would only have to come up with 10%, this gave me the hope I needed to reach my goal.

— Chinzo Machida, Owner, Machida Academy

Everything was so streamlined. It was hassle-free, it was not at all time-consuming, it wasn’t stressful. AnnaWendy, and the TMC team made it very easy, and they were very open to answering any questions or concerns we had. They made this purchase easy.

— Blanca Wright, CFO Renteria Vineyard Management

Anna was super helpful, friendly and personable. She did a lot of the heavy lifting. When people were slow, Anna would make things happen. She was always available and always on. Calls and emails were answered promptly at night and on the weekends. Her involvement accelerated the entire process. We closed remarkably fast.

— Louise Cochrane, Owner, LF Cochrane & Associates

Working with Anna and the TMC team helped tremendously. Anna was so thorough with her explanation of the program. She sat down with me and went over all the nitty gritty details I wanted to know. I’ve taken out many mortgages throughout the years but this was by far the most thoughtful transaction. Typically, there is an artificial sense of urgency with real estate transactions but in this case, I didn’t feel that way at all. Anna treated this transaction the same way I did, as a serious long-term investment.

— Rob Walker, Owner, Upcycle Builders