Fausto Sarmiento

971856_4745513084969_510191828_nFausto Sarmiento
Senior Management Consultant
Kentucky Small Business Development Center
Bluegrass Small Business Development Center


Fausto is driven to help contribute to the economic and cultural development of the Bluegrass.  Fausto builds networks. He helps develop plans and puts them into action. Fausto bridges the aspirations of an entrepreneur’s business concept to the reality of starting a business.  He helps existing business owners expand their operations. Through his involvement in the leadership teams of LYPA, the North Limestone CDC and the Lexington Forum, Fausto is also dedicated to contributing to the creative spirit of Lexington’s increasingly diverse community. As an individual who thrives in collaborative settings, Fausto is able to confidently present ideas to groups knowing that the value of the idea is best measured by the ability to obtain the consensus of the group.


Fausto earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Georgia and a Master’s degree in Diplomacy and International Commerce from the Patterson School at the University of Kentucky. Fausto is currently enrolled in Leadership Lexington. Fausto was awarded the 2014 “One to Watch” Award by the Lexington Forum. He was selected as a LYPA Rising Star in 2012. Fausto was selected as a 2008 Top 40 Under 40 Business Leader and received the Hispanic Contractors Association of Georgia’s 2008 Residential Banker of the Year Award.