Lots of big changes and good stuff happenin’ around the BRBC office! We have not one but two new team members (keep reading to get to know Cole & Luisa a little better). We are all moved in to the new office (check out the pictures below). And we launched our BlackRiver 2.0 website (if you haven’t already heard we now offer 3 financing programs for your B- to D deals, go up to $75K in transaction size, offer EFA’s as well as true leases AND streamlined our processes, making it easier than ever to do business with us).


C O L E   T H O R N T O N

Q: What is your role at BlackRiver?

A: To maintain the office testosterone/estrogen balance.

Q:What do you like most about your job?

A: Free coffee. Currently we are out. Hint, hint.

Q: Before working at BlackRiver, what was the most unusual or interesting job you’ve ever had?

A: Without question, the Marine Corps.

Q: What did you want to be when you grew up?

A: An FBI agent. As it turns out though it’s nothing like the movies.

Q: If you had to eat one food for the rest of your life, what would it be?

A: Coffee. Yes, it counts.

Q: If you were stuck on an island what three things would you bring?

A: Assuming my wife and two daughters would decline the offer, I would bring: a very long book, a good knife, and a volleyball (apparently they make for great company).

Q: What is your biggest pet peeve?

A: Off the top of my head it would have to be using a towel to dry off after showering. It’s 2016, why do we not have a body sized blow dryer

L U I S A   A G U I A R

Q: What is your role at BlackRiver?

A: Business Development Manager.  I spread the word about BlackRiver Business Capital throughout our local community. Assist with the day to day functions.

Q: What is your favorite thing about working at BlackRiver?

A: The fact that BlackRiver helps small businesses succeed.  It’s easy to be passionate about a company that supports small businesses. The people I work with are smart, genuine, hardworking people that care about this company and care about our clients and brokers.  They make work fun!

Q: What are 3 words to describe working at BlackRiver?

A: Fun, proud, exciting

Q: Do you have a favorite quote?

A: “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.” – Lao Tzu

To me, this means, if you want to accomplish something, just do it.

“Just Do It.” -Nike LOL

“Kindness in words creates confidence. Kindness in thinking creates profoundness. Kindness in giving creates love.” – Lao Tzu

The energy you put out into the world, you get back.

I love a lot of Lao Tzu quotes!

“Mastering others is strength. Mastering yourself is true power.”

This comes from discipline.  Know yourself!

They’re pretty deep but they always bring me back, centered.

Q: If you were an animal what would you be?

A: A gorilla!  I think they’re so cute! (with an agreement that I would never get poached)

Q: Least favorite food?

A: McDonalds. I feel like I’ve committed the biggest sin after eating it. I do love their breakfast though, but haven’t had it in years!

Q: What do you like to do in your spare time?

A: Work out at Pure Barre and Ride Austin, teach a class at Pure Barre, flip houses (design), sing (all the time), dance, shop till I drop, go to the spa, read (when I have time), research and learn new things (google), hang out with family, and spend time with my husband.

New Office

We LOVE our new office space!


Waiting Area


Conference Room  – where all the magic happens


We only take shots after a long day




The best part – our beautiful Texas Hill Country views!




New-ish Website

We updated our website to include our three new programs:

  1. General Equipment Finance Program
  2. Sale Leaseback Program
  3. Transportation Program

Contact us today at credit@blackriverbc.com for a copy of new program guidelines and learn more about BlackRiver if you havnen’t already!