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Celtic Bank Hires Adam Cheng to SBA Lending Team

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Celtic Bank has hired Adam Cheng as Vice President of Business Development in the Bank’s SBA and Commercial Lending Department. Cheng will be based in Houston, Texas. He brings more than 10 years of experience in SBA and commercial lending to his new role.

Adam Cheng Celtic BankPrior to joining Celtic Bank, Cheng served as a Vice President/SBA Marketing Manager at First Intercontinental Bank in Atlanta, Georgia for almost four years. He began his banking career as a Credit Analyst at Southwestern National Bank in Houston, Texas.

“Adam’s background in SBA and commercial loan underwriting and business development makes him a valuable addition to our team,” commented Chris Nalley, Senior Vice President of SBA Lending at Celtic Bank. “We are excited to have Adam on board and look forward to increasing our SBA loan production in the Greater Houston area.”

Likewise, Cheng is pleased to be on Celtic Bank’s SBA lending team. “Celtic Bank as a business entity is in high growth mode, which is the main reason I want to join this winning team,” he said.  “I believe my future prospects at Celtic Bank will be both rewarding and exciting.”

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Diana Hallal Joins TMC Financing SoCal Team

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

TMC Financing is pleased to announce that Diana Hallal has joined the business as Senior Vice President, Business Development in its Southern California commercial real estate lending team. In her new role, Hallal is responsible for the acquisition of commercial real estate loans.

Diana Hallal TMC FinancingHallal has more than 20 years of experience in helping business owners in Southern California access the capital they need to grow. She has held various senior commercial lending roles at several financial institutions.

Most recently, she was Director of business banking at Union Bank, where she was the top real estate loan producer in business banking for four consecutive years. Previously, she was a Commercial Loan Officer at Wells Fargo and a Business Development Officer at Bank of America.

“I’m excited about TMC’s growth in Southern California,” remarked Hallal. “This team has such dedication to partnering with commercial real estate brokers and commercial lenders to help business owners grow through the strategic purchase of fixed assets. I’m glad to be on board.”

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TD Bank Welcomes Kurt Faulk as BDO, SBA

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

TD Bank welcomes Kurt V. Faulk as Vice President, Business Development Officer in the SBA Lending Division. In this capacity, Faulk is responsible for expanding TD Bank’s SBA loan production, including SBA real estate mortgage and equipment loans, construction, refinancing, business acquisition and expansion. Based in Winter Park, Florida, he is in charge of partner buyouts, serving businesses throughout the Greater Orlando market.

Kurt Faulk TD BankFaulk brings 25 years of experience in finance and real estate lending. A senior banking executive, his background includes commercial loan production, credit risk analysis and portfolio management in commercial real estate, corporate banking and healthcare business verticals.

Prior to joining TD Bank, he served as a Vice President at GE Capital in Dallas, Texas. Before that, he served as RAC Project Manager assigned in pre-planning review on financial institutions in FDIC Jacksonville, Florida; Irvine, California; and Dallas, Texas regional offices.

Faulk earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He is a resident of Celebration, Florida.

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Dana McGill Joins Celtic Bank’s SBA Lending Team

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Celtic Bank announced that Dana T. McGill has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development in its SBA and Commercial Lending Department. In her new role, McGill is responsible for increasing Celtic Bank’s SBA loan production in the Greater New York area. She is based in Hoboken, New Jersey.

Dana McGill Celtic BankMcGill joins Celtic Bank from AIG in New York City, where she served as a Senior Manager. With AIG, she worked on the CCAR Central Reporting Team whose focus was on developing and implementing a robust Comprehensive Capital Analysis & Review (CCAR) process for the company.

Before AIG, she worked in Global Treasury at American Express where her responsibilities were focused on supporting the key US and JAPA legal entities, with prime responsibility for the two US Banks, American Express, FSB and American Express Centurion Bank. She was named a CFO Pinnacle Award Winner by the American Express Global Finance organization in 2012.

“We are excited that Dana has decided to join our nationwide SBA lending team,” remarked Christy Lester, Senior Vice President of SBA Lending at Celtic Bank. “Dana is a go-getter and her background in finance and regulatory compliance will be complementary to her new role as a Business Development Officer.”

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Tim Souther Joins Capital Partners

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Capital Partners is pleased to announce that Tim Souther has joined the business as Executive Vice President, SBA Lending. Souther brings 15 years of experience in SBA lending to his new role.

Tim Souther Capital Partners CDCPrior to joining Capital Partners, he served GA Resource Capital since 2009. He held various leadership roles in increasing responsibilities, such as Business Development Officer, Regional Manager, Acting Executive Director, and most recently, as Executive Director.

Souther began his SBA career in 2000 with Georgia Certified Development Corporation, an SBA 504 Certified Development Company, as a loan packager. He joined GCDG full-time in 2005, where he served as Vice President and Chief Underwriter. With GCDC, he processed over $100 million in SBA 504 loan applications.

Souther started his banking career with SunTrust Bank as a Financial Services Representative. He also worked at B&I Lending, LLC, where he processed over $50 million in USDA Rural Development Business and Industry (B&I) loans.

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Johnson Joins Celtic Bank’s SBA Lending Team

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Celtic Bank announced that Michael A. Johnson has joined the company as Vice President of Business Development in its SBA and Commercial Lending Department. Johnson will be based in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Michael Johnson Celtic BankJohnson brings over 25 years of experience in the financial services industry. Prior to joining Celtic Bank, he served as an independent commercial loan broker originating SBA 7(a) and 504 loans for small business owners throughout the country. He started his career as a consultant for a mortgage banking and real estate company in New York.

“Over the past several years, I have had the opportunity to work with Celtic Bank on numerous occasions. I have always been impressed with the Bank’s operational structure and levelheaded approach to underwriting,” stated Johnson.

Celtic Bank is pleased to have Johnson on board. “Michael’s financial services background and his experience consulting with small business owners will serve us well as he works to increase the bank’s SBA loan production,” said Christy Lester, Senior Vice President of SBA Lending at Celtic Bank.

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ReadyCap Lending Hires Carey Hofferber in Texas

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

ReadyCap Lending, a national small‐business loan company offering SBA financing up to $5 million, is pleased to announce that it has hired Carey Hofferber as Business Development Officer, covering the Central Texas region. He joins a strong management team of experienced professionals which specializes in lending to the small business community.

Carey Hofferber ReadyCap LendingIn his new role, Hofferber will be responsible for business development and SBA loan originations. He will directly report to George Andreaus, Vice President, Sales Manager of ReadyCap Lending.

Hofferber brings more than 25 years of experience in the finance industry, extensively in the SBA arena. A former CPA, he has a solid background in financial products as well as commercial lending. His expertise includes underwriting, small business lending, and business development.

Before joining ReadyCap Lending, he served as Business Development Officer for eight years for PMC Commercial Trust, a nationwide SBA lender. Previously, he was an Account Executive at Kellner Mortgage Investments, and Centex.

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ReadyCap Lending Hires Michele Brown in Texas

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

ReadyCap Lending, LLC is pleased to announce that seasoned SBA lender Michele Brown has joined the company as Business Development Officer, covering the Southeast-Central Texas region. In her new role, Brown will be responsible for business development and originations of SBA 7(a) loans. She will directly report to Vice President, Sales Manager George Andreaus.

Michele Brown ReadyCap LendingBrown has lived and worked in the Greater Houston Area for over 30 years. She brings more than 25 years of comprehensive lending experience, extensively in Small Business Administration (SBA) lending to her new position. She has solid experience and knowledge in financial products and lending, having worked in business development and management roles in several banking and finance institutions.

Before joining ReadyCap Lending, she served as Vice President, Business Development Officer at Texas First Bank, where she focused on SBA commercial real estate financing. Prior to that, she was a Senior Business Development Officer at Evolve Bank & Trust, and previously, served a similar role at United Western Bank. She was also a consistent top-producing originator during her tenure at CIT Small Business Lending, US Bank, and Bank One in Texas.

Currently, she serves as President of the Houston Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (HAGGL), providing community support to regional SBA lenders.

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Paragon Bank Appoints Kerri Morrin as COO

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Paragon Bank is pleased to announce that Kerri Morrin has been appointed as Chief Operating Officer of the Small Business Capital Group. In her new role, Morrin is responsible for all program planning, organizing, operating and staffing. Additionally, she is in charge of ensuring that activities operate consistently and ethically within the Small Business Administration (SBA) Standard Operating Procedures.

Kerri Morrin Paragon BankPrior to her appointment, Morrin served Paragon Bank as SBA Chief Operating Officer. She has more than 20 years of banking experience, which includes over five years of SBA Portfolio Management and SBA Operations Management.

Before joining Paragon Bank in October 2014, she was the Senior Vice President, SBA Chief Operating Officer at Cornerstone Bank. Previously, she held senior leadership roles at Hamilton State Bank and Haven Trust Bank.

“Kerri’s leadership and extensive background in SBA operations make her a valuable asset to the team,” remarked Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “In addition to her experience, Kerri demonstrates endless dedication to her clients, the Paragon team and the community in which she serves.”

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Scott Tennison Joins Guaranty Bank as VP

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Guaranty Bank announced that Scott Tennison has joined the business as Vice President and Small Business Banking Officer. Tennison brings more than 13 years of experience in the banking industry to his new role. He has held a variety of banking positions, starting as a teller and moving into the commercial lending area as a credit analyst.

Scott Tennison Guaranty Bank

“Scott’s significant experience with the SBA coupled with his knowledge of small business lending and deposit solutions will allow Guaranty Bank to serve even more new-to-business and expanding businesses throughout southwest Missouri,” said Michael Mattson, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer.

Prior to joining Guaranty Bank, Tennison served as a Senior SBA Lender at Liberty Bank, a position he held for nearly four years. He was responsible for all SBA underwriting and managing a commercial loan portfolio. Before that, he was the SBA Director at Mid-Missouri Bank, where he assisted in building an SBA program.

“We’re excited to add the level of experience with SBA loans that Scott brings to our customers. Scott is a resource for our customers that few banks in the Midwest can match,” Mattson added.

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