April 6, 2017
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman’s Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Scott Ellison to Lead Horizon Bank SBA Lending Team
Scott Ellison to Lead Horizon Bank SBA Lending Team
Michigan City, Indiana-based Horizon Bank is adding an SBA lending team to its Grand Rapids branch, which opened last month.
The SBA team will be led by Grand Rapids native Scott Ellison, who joined Horizon Bank in 2015 and will act as VP and SBA/government loan manager.
Ellison’s 32 years of experience in commercial lending will be paired with Angela Durrah-Bays’ 20 years of financial services experience. Durrah-Bays will provide administrative support for SBA and other government-backed loans.
44 Business Capital Appoints Daniel O’Meara First Vice President
“As a division of Berkshire Bank, 44 Business Capital will continue to add experienced lenders to build out an exceptional SBA lending team that will serve the SBA’s mission on a larger scale,” says Greg Poehlmann, Senior Vice President of Business Banking. “To that end, we are extremely excited to have Dan O’Meara join our experienced sales team. Dan and I worked closely together at BLX for over 7 years and I’m thrilled that we are joining forces once again. Dan embodies all the qualities we value here at 44 Business Capital: integrity, honesty, hard work and drive. We will look for Dan to establish our brand in the Denver and Rocky Mountain Region of Colorado, and to leverage his knowledge and contacts to continue scaling our business well into the future.” said Poehlmann
Dan has over 21 years of experience originating SBA loans. O’Meara has most recently served as Vice President, Business Development Officer for Northeast Bank SBA, Denver, CO.
O’Meara is an avid skier and was 1990 National Nordic Combined Champion, U.S. Ski Team Nordic Combined (from 1984 – 1991), and a member of the 1989 World Championship Team.
After retiring from competitive skiing, O’Meara attended college at the University of Colorado, graduating with a Bachelors of Arts degree in Biology and a Minor in German. A resident of the Denver metro area since 1991, O’Meara has been an active member of the Kiwanis club, Denver Tech Center for over 19 years serving twice as Chapter President.
ReadyCap Lending Adds Andrew Simon to National Sales Team
Located in Newport Beach, CA, Andrew Simon joins ReadyCap Lending with more than 8 years’ experience in direct lending. He comes with a strong ability to manage and evaluate risks and understands what it takes to successfully oversee all functions beneficial to ReadyCap’s clients, which include commercial brokers, bankers, referral partners and business owners.
Most recently, he served as Business Development Officer at Crossroads Small Business Solutions, where he originated SBA 7(a) loans concentrated in the transportation, manufacturing, and business services industries.
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