Broker Type

  • Commercial Mortgage
  • Small Business Finance

Years in Business


Judy brings over 30 years of starting and leading successful operations in financial services, corporate debt structuring, and business coaching. She is an accomplished executive with a history of identifying and capitalizing on new opportunities to expand business and drive revenue and profit growth. Prior to founding The Vortex Group in 2008, she held diverse executive positions with a variety of large and regional commercial banks, such as Managing Director at PNC Bank, Senior Vice President at Bank of America, and Vice President at Comerica Bank. She also served as Managing Director at Amherst Partners, a boutique management consulting and investment banking firm. In addition to The Vortex Group, Judy is also a partner in Barahidi Business Performance, a renowned business coaching, consulting, and training firm. She is also active in a variety of professional and civic organizations, including The Association for Corporate Growth, Walsh College (President’s Advisory Board), National Association of Women Business Owners, Inforum (former member of the Board of Directors), Leader Dogs for the Blind, and The Detroit Athletic Club. Judy is a graduate of University of Michigan Ross School of Business with a concentration in Finance. The Vortex Group is a management consulting firm located in Troy, MI which specializes in finding debt capitalization solutions for small and mid-sized companies in a variety of industries.