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Garcia Dussard Hired as SBA BDO at Bank of the West

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Bank of the West announced that Garcia Dussard has joined the company as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for creating and maintaining borrowing relationships related to SBA 7 (a) and SBA 504 lending. He is based in Chicago.

Garcia Dussard Bank of the WestDussard brings to his new role 19 years of banking experience. He specializes in commercial lending, capital markets and investment banking.

Prior to joining Bank of the West, he spent most of his career with Bank of America. He last served as a Senior Credit Solutions Specialist, where he was the primary real estate contact within the bank for the Midwest states. His previous employment includes BMO Harris Bank and BMO Nesbitt Burns.

“We care about our small businesses clients, they are the backbone of our economy so that’s why we hired a professional of Garcia’s high caliber to support Chicago’s small business community as they pursue their American dream,” said Don Mercer, SBA National Sales Manager and Senior Vice President.

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George Andreaus Tapped as VP at Northeast Bank

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

George Andreaus has joined Northeast Bank as National Sales Manager for SBA Lending Division. He will oversee the current SBA sales team, as well as its expansion into key markets across the country. He will report to Jonathan Smith, SVP, Director of SBA Lending.

George Andreaus Northeast BankAndreaus brings to his new role three decades of experience in the banking industry. He has an extensive background in commercial lending, small business lending, and business development.

Most recently, he served as Vice President, Sales Manager for ReadyCap Lending. Previously, he held senior leadership roles at HomeBanc NA, CIT, and GE Capital.

“We are excited George has joined the SBA team to support our existing Business Development Officers and grow the Bank’s national footprint,” remarked Rick Wayne, Northeast Bank President and CEO. “His decades of SBA experience will benefit both the Bank and our small business customers.”

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Doug Hood Named Community Capital Finance Director

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Community Capital Finance, a bank consulting firm in Georgia, has hired Doug Hood as Director of the SBA Loan Division. In his new role, Hood is in charge of small business loans and assisting in all phases of helping clients achieve their financing goals, with a primary focus on community and commercial banks.

Doug Hood Community Capital Finance“Doug brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in the SBA arena that will allow us to further serve our clients’ needs. We are very glad to have him on our team,” said Shaun Dalton, Managing Partner of CCF.

Hood joins CCF with 30 years of industry experience. Throughout his career, he served some of the highest volume SBA lenders in the U.S. and has generated over $20,000,000 of SBA loans annually. He served the metropolitan Atlanta small business community through lending and financial consulting.

Bill Jones, another Managing Partner of the firm, added, “There are very few people in this world who know as much about SBA lending as Doug Hood. Adding Doug to the team gives us the ability to provide SBA products to our borrowers, and to assist our banks in gaining market share and knowledge in this space.”

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Jamison Flora Joins Berkshire Bank as SBA Liaison

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Berkshire Bank announced that Jamison Flora joined the business as Vice President, Business Banking Team Leader/SBA Liaison. In this capacity, Flora is responsible for fostering the business banking footprint in the state of New York as well as growing the SBA Lending program bank wide.

Jamison Flora Berkshire BankFlora has 16 years of industry experience. His expertise includes commercial lending, small business lending, and SBA.

Most recently, he served as Vice President, Business Banking Senior SBA Relationship Manager with KeyBank. In this role, he concentrated on the SBA loan program for the Central New York and Capital Region territories, with attention on acquisition, expansion and start-up financing.

He was also in charge of maintaining relationships with companies that gross between $3 million to $20 million in annual revenue, moving on to help grow the KeyBank’s SBA business in the Capital Region. In 2011, he was honored with the KeyBank Capital Region Top SBA Producer. Before that, he spent five years each with Citizens Bank and Ellenville National Bank.

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Rebecca Mendoza Named Sr Associate at J.R. Bruno

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

J.R. Bruno & Associates, an SBA and business lending consulting firm, has promoted Rebecca Mendoza to Senior Associate. Mendoza has more than 20 years of SBA and commercial lending experience, with special expertise in liquidations and workouts.

Rebecca Mendoza J.R. Bruno & AssociatesShe also has a solid background in portfolio management, loan documentation, processing and packaging, loan closing and funding, SBA staff training, procedure development, and overall loan operations.

Mendoza joined the firm in 2008 with an extensive experience, having administered the growth of SBA departments at several financial institutions.

Prior to J.R. Bruno & Associates, she spent seven years with Spectrum Bank as an Assistant Vice President in the bank’s SBA Department. In this role, she supervised the processing, funding, servicing of all SBA loans. She started her career as a loan processor with Pacific State Bank in 1994.

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Lynn Johler Hired as SVP/CLO at Freedom Bank

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Freedom Bank is pleased to announce that Lynn Johler has joined the business as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending. In her new role, she will spearhead Freedom Bank’s SBA lending programs.

Lynn Johler Freedom BankJohler has more than 25 years of experience in the banking and finance industry. She brings to her new position a depth of knowledge and skill which will be beneficial in assisting the Bank in growing this vital business.

“We are so proud to have Lynn on our team. Her extensive knowledge of SBA lending and the local market are a perfect fit for our bank,” said Freedom Bank Chief Executive Officer, Cathy P. Swanson. “We view Lynn’s role as critical to delivering a well thought out SBA strategy to benefit our clients.”

Prior to joining Freedom Bank, Johler served as Executive Vice President at Bay Cities Bank, where she headed the SBA Division in Tampa, Florida. She spent most of her career with Synovus Bank.
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Marina Naya Added as Director at Banc of California

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Marina Naya joins Banc of California as Director, SBA Business Development. Based in Los Angeles, she will support the Southern California market and expand the Bank’s SBA Lending Division.

Banc of CaliforniaNaya brings to her new role a decade of banking experience. Prior to Banc of California, she served Union Bank for three years as Vice President, Business Banking. In that role, she was responsible for providing financing solutions to businesses between $100,000 and $15,000,000 in annual revenues. Before Union Bank, she was Relationship Manager, Vice President for J.P. Morgan Chase, and a Business Banker for Citibank Los Angeles.

“We are excited to have Marina join Banc of California to help lead the growth and expansion of our SBA Lending platform to serve clients across Southern California,” said Heather Endresen, Managing Director, SBA Lending.

Endersen explained, “Banc of California’s SBA Lending Division is focused on being the market leader in SBA 7(a) lending focused on M&A financing, and the addition of experienced professionals is key to our ability to expand the business with a broader reach to California’s entrepreneurs.”

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Bridget Condon Hired as SBA Lender at CIBM Bank

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

CIBM Bank has hired Bridget Condon as Vice President of Commercial Banking/Small Business Lending. In her new role, she will focus on commercial and SBA lending opportunities in the bank’s Wisconsin, Illinois, and Indianapolis markets. She will be based in the Milwaukee area.

Bridget Condon CIBM BankCondon brings to CIBM Bank 14 years of experience in the banking industry. She specializes in small business lending, commercial lending, and credit analysis.

“Bridget is a key addition to our team,” said Mr. J. Brian Chaffin, President and CEO. “Her results-oriented approach along with expertise in the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) 7a loan program is a great combination to help small businesses grow. Across our company, we deliver by focusing on service, solutions and integrity. Bridget will help us build even greater capacity to do so.”

Prior to joining CIBM Bank, Condon served as a Branch President for Wisconsin Bank and Trust. Her previous roles include Credit Analyst for BMO Harris Bank and Loan Assistant for Community Bank & Trust.

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Steve Pollett Named Senior Vice Pres at Plaza Bank

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Steve Pollett was named Senior Vice President, Group Manager for SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending at Plaza Bank. In his new role, Pollett is responsible for the continued success of the group, managing sales and support staff to further grow the business.

Plaza BankPollett joined the Bank in 2012, and most recently, served as Business Development Officer for SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending. He brings to his new position over two decades os experience in small business lending and banking.

“Steve has an excellent track record with Plaza Bank in delivering SBA and Commercial Real Estate Lending solutions to help our clients operate and expand their businesses, while demonstrating our hallmark of personalized, exceptional service,” commented Gene Galloway, President and CEO of Plaza Bank.

Meantime, Erich Bollinger, Executive Vice President and Chief Banking Officer for Plaza Bank said, “This is a well-deserved appointment, and I’m excited about the energy, focus, and leadership he’ll bring to further expand our important SBA and Commercial Lending business.”

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Calvin Martin Tapped as SVP at Atlantic Capital Bank

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

J. Calvin Martin, Jr. joins Atlantic Capital Bank as a Senior Vice President and Medical Financing Specialist for Small Business Administration Lending. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee, he will work closely with the Bank’s corporate bankers in the company’s FSG Bank division.

Calvin Martin Atlantic Capital BankMartin brings to his new role over 17 years of experience in the banking industry. He is a Healthcare and Financial Services executive with a strong background in all aspects of financial analysis, commercial real estate and small business lending with 9 years specifically focused on SBA lending.

“We are delighted to have Calvin as part of our talented team of lending experts. He brings a wealth of SBA knowledge and expertise to this role which will serve our clients well in the greater Knoxville market,” said Robert Baird, Head of Corporate Banking in Knoxville.

Most recently, Martin served as Vice President, Business Development Officer for Ameris Bank Government Guaranteed Lending. Before that, he held various senior leadership roles for VantageSouth Bank Government Guaranteed Lending, Community Trust Bank, First Citizens Bank, and Business Loan Express.

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