July 30, 2015
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Movers & Shakers
Annette Jorgensen Joins American Riviera Bank
Jeff DeVine, President and Chief Executive Officer says, “We are very excited to have Annette join our team. Her outgoing personality and considerable experience will enhance our ability to serve the community’s banking needs. We look forward to offering the SBA 504 loan program in the near future.”
Annette has over 26 years of banking experience with an emphasis on Small Business Administration lending. At American Riviera Bank, she will deliver business, real estate, and construction financing as well as depository solutions to new clients in the greater Santa Barbara area.
George Taylor Establishes American Business Lending Denver Officer
“Because of his extensive SBA lending and banking leadership experience, George will be an extremely knowledgeable and valuable addition to our team,” says ABL CEO Charlie Bell. “George has been directly responsible for underwriting, processing, closing and servicing hundreds of SBA loans in the past, and we know that he will be able to understand what our business customers need and how to best help them achieve their goals.”
George comes to ABL with more than 38 years of financial industry experience, including leading SBA lending efforts and overall operations at six banking institutions. This professional has been instrumental in assisting a previous employer in earning the title of number one SBA lender in the State of Colorado for three consecutive years.
Michael Hahn Named Senior Vice President at 44 Business Capital
“In addition to his experience with the Small Business Administration 7a and 504 Loan programs, Mike brings over 16 years of experience in Business Development, Commercial Real Estate and C&I Lending,” says Greg Poehlmann, 44 Business Capital president. “44 Business Capital has assisted Parke Bank in closing over $200MM in SBA loans since its inception in August of 2009.”
“Mike and I have a long history having worked together at GE Capital and BLX. Mike has always been the consummate professional and I’m thrilled to have him on our team here at 44 Business Capital. He epitomizes our company’s traits of speed, service and experience.”
Dana McGill Named Vice President of SBA Lending at Celtic Bank
“We are excited that Dana has decided to join our nationwide SBA lending team,” says 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.”
Before joining Celtic Bank, Ms. McGill was a Senior Manager at AIG in New York City where 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. Prior to AIG, Ms. McGill worked in Global Treasury at American Express where her primary role was supporting the funding, liquidity, capital and asset/liability management needs for American Express Bank, FSB and Centurion Bank.
David Bohlander Joins Northeast Bank’s Small Business Lending Division
“We are very excited David has joined our SBA team in order to provide financing to small businesses in the Greater Pittsburgh region,” says Rick Wayne, President and CEO. “Small businesses are critical to job creation and prosperity and we are pleased to be offering new capital to help them grow.”
“As we continue to expand both our small business and commercial lending efforts across the country, weare pleased to welcome David to our team of top-producing SBA lenders,” says Jeanne A. Hulit, President of Northeast Bank’s Community Banking Division. “His experience in developing effective SBA lendingsolutions will be instrumental in helping the bank support the needs of current and prospective small business customers in the years ahead.”
David joins Northeast Bank from HomeBanc where he was Vice President, SBA Loan Specialist in Florida. Prior to this, he served as Vice President, Business Service Specialist with the SBA Division for Newtek Business Services in New York.
Alex Liberchuk Opens J.R. Bruno & Associates New Jersey Office
“Alex Liberchuk is a consummate professional and a tremendous asset to our team,” says J.R. Bruno President Joanna Bruno. “His extensive background will be invaluable in assisting East Coast lenders of all sizes in setting up or expanding their SBA and business lending programs. And along with our JRB Team, he’ll be assessing current processes and portfolios for efficiency and credit quality enhancements.”
Alex Liberchuk brings more than 15 years of financial services experience to J.R. Bruno. He has served in executive and senior management positions at several organizations including Citigroup and American Express and has held leadership positions with responsibility for business development, credit policy and risk management.