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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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Aaron Fenwick Joins Community Bank of the Chesapeake

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Community Bank of the Chesapeake welcomes Aaron Fenwick as Vice President, Commercial and Industrial Loan Officer. In this capacity, he is responsible for generating small business lending while building total banking relationships with the business community.

Aaron Fenwick Community Bank of the ChesapeakeFenwick brings to his new role more than 13 years of experience in client management, commercial credit training and the banking industry. He has a strong knowledge base and experience in credit training, team leadership, underwriting concepts, relationship management and more.

Most recently, he served as Vice President, Preferred and Small Business Banking for Bank of America. During his five-year leadership there, he developed business relationships with Preferred Business Clients that generate between $250,000 and $10,000,000 in annual revenues.

“We are thrilled to have Aaron as part of our team,” commented Greg Cockerham, Executive Vice President and Chief Lending Officer of Community Bank of the Chesapeake. “I have full confidence that Aaron’s extensive background and project management skills will help him improve our outreach so that we can continue to exceed the needs of our clients in the small business sector.”

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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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Charles Wasson Recruited as SVP at Orrstown Bank

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Orrstown Bank announced that Charles “Chip” Wasson has joined the business as Senior Vice President, Regional Senior Loan Officer. Based in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, Wasson will focus on Commercial & Industrial Lending. He will join other bankers in the new regional office facility representing C&I Lending, CRE Lending, Mortgage Origination, and Trust and Wealth Management.

Charles Wasson Orrstown BankWasson brings to his new role 26 years of experience in the banking industry. His areas of expertise include commercial lending, asset-based lending, and small business lending.

Most recently, he served as a Senior Vice President for First National Bank of Pennsylvania, where he worked for nine years. Prior to that, he spent 11 years with M&T Bank.

“Chip is a highly experienced and talented banker and his presence in Dauphin County will enable us to meet the needs of business clients as we execute our strategic expansion plans,” said Thomas R. Quinn, Jr., President & CEO.

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John Cyphers Joins Stonebriar Commercial Finance

By Joyce C. Dimaculangan

Stonebriar Commercial Finance announced that John Cyphers has joined the firm as Director of Originations covering the Eastern Region. In this capacity, he will manage the company’s origination efforts in that area.

John Cyphers StonebriarCyphers has over two decades of experience in the finance industry. Most recently, he was Regional Growth Leader for the fleet equipment finance team of Element Financial Corporation.

Before that, he spent 18 years of his career at GE Capital. He served as a Sales Leader for the Mid Atlantic Enterprise Team, where he led a team that delivered over $2.0 B in volume in two years.

He also held leadership positions in GE Capital’s Federal Finance platform as well as in their Capital Markets Group. In addition, Cyphers spent 16 years managing a regional heavy highway and asphalt contractor.

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