Celtic Bank Names Ben Smith Vice President

Celtic Bank Names Ben Smith Vice President

Celtic Bank has named Ben Smith Vice President of Business Development in its SBA and Commercial Lending Department. Smith will work in Salt Lake City, Utah and will report to Tom Green, Senior Vice President of SBA Lending of the Celtic Bank.

In a news release, Green stated, “We are excited to bring Ben on board as we continue to grow and expand our business.”

Smith has a strong background in the fields of real estate acquisition and commercial Smith,Ben-Celtic Bankfinance. The new Vice President has served the industry for more than 11 years. He started his profession as Commercial Loan Underwriter at Zions Bank and was promoted to Loan Acquisition Officer. In the recent past, Smith, with a strong educational background, performed as Vice President of Acquisitions for a Utah private equity firm, and played an important role in the acquisition of value added residential and commercial real estate at the national level.

Smith receive a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance from the University of Utah.

Craig Calafati, Executive Vice President of SBA Lending at Celtic Bank, added, “Ben’s diverse background in both real estate acquisition and commercial financing is a tremendous asset to Celtic Bank.”

About Celtic Bank:

The bank, which was nominated as the sixth largest SBA lender in the US for fiscal year 2013, provides business and real estate lending solutions. The Celtic Bank, with trained specialists,offers lending solution and supports customers with a wide range of loans throughout the country. More information regarding the bank can be found on www.celticbank.com.

About Marie Browning

Marie Browning Marie Browning serves at SBFI’s Editor for the ‘Capital’ series of information pages, tracking the people, events, training and opinions of business lending across the U.S. In addition,she serves as Project Coordinator to manage the production of several content initiatives for the website and production of training presentations. Her background includes experience in general business, financial management and banking, and has worked with Managing Director Charles Green at two other companies. When not focused on business lending, Marie is a nature photographer and has published an impressive body of work from her hobby. She can be contacted at Marie@SBFI.org
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