By Joyce Dimaculangan
Celtic Bank announced that Richard Gaetano has joined as Vice President of Business Development in the Bank’s SBA and Commercial Lending Department. In this role, he will be responsible for SBA 7(a), SBA 504, SBA Working Capital Cap-line, and SBA Express Term Loan origination. He will be based in Southbury, Connecticut.
Mr. Gaetano brings 12 years of experience in the finance and banking industry. He has
advised small business owners in the areas of commercial mortgage-backed securities, SBA lending, factoring finance, asset management and financial planning. His expertise includes loans, commercial lending, small business lending, and commercial real estate. Prior to Celtic Bank, Mr. Gaetano served as the Vice President, Business Development at American Business Lending, a Dallas-based SBA non-bank lender. He also held several executive level positions in different financial institutions, including Business Development Officer at Ocean Capital, a division of Home Loan Investment Bank FSB; Private Wealth Manager at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Mid-Town Manhattan; and Managing Director at Pricom Capital, a New York based commercial finance brokerage firm.
Celtic Bank’s new VP graduated Cum Laude from Fairfield University with a Bachelors of Science. He also has certifications from the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA).
About Celtic Bank
Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Celtic Bank was named the 6th largest SBA lender in the nation for FY 2013. It is a nationwide lender and leading provider of USDA loans, SBA 7(a) and 504 loans, express loans, asset-based loans, factoring services, residential and commercial real estate loans, and construction loans. Celtic Bank is an Equal Housing, Preferred SBA, and FHA lender. Additional information can be found at the Bank’s website at www.celticbank.com.