About Us

18 Sierra Financial is a boutique private lender, broker, and financial consultant. They provide funding solutions to businesses across the Country.  Some businesses don’t fit the traditional bank lending model for many reasons – this is where we step in to help.  Our goal is to provide you with the best lending experience in the industry and ensure you receive the optimal amount of capital required to run your business.

Originating its name from the U.S. Army’s Military Occupational Specialty (18S), more commonly known as the Green Berets, the organization is comprised solely of these former Soldiers.   Dedicated to our country and now to you, we will do everything we can to ensure your business is able thrive with the appropriate level of funding.


Shane Sherman is the President of 18 Sierra Financial based in Colorado Springs, CO.  After privately aiding businesses at the start of the Covid pandemic, he continued to raise capital through 18 Sierra which is invested in businesses across Colorado and the United States.

Prior to his current role, Shane was a senior Leader at Danaher, a fortune 150 firm. During his tenure, he led one of Danaher’s business units to double-digit growth, including assisting merger and acquisition efforts.  Prior to his time at Danaher, he co-founded a Leadership Development startup that trained NFL players and coaches.

Shane’s career started in the U.S. Military serving as an Army Green Beret for most of his career at Ft. Carson, Colorado Springs.  He conducted multiple global deployments where he led fellow Green Berets and Allied soldiers.  Shane has received numerous Military awards for his valor on the battlefield.

He currently serves on the Pikes Peak Hospice Board of Trustees, Colorado Springs Leadership Institute, is an Adjunct Faculty at UCCS, is a Colorado Governor’s Fellow, an SBDC consultant, and was a committee member for Exponential Impact where he aided businesses with bridge loans during the Covid-19 outbreak.

Shane received his Bachelor of Science in Economics from Santa Clara University and his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.