American Momentum Bank Enters Denver Market with Key SBA Lending Hire

Vic Calonder joins the bank as senior vice president, SBA business development officer III, as SBA Lending Division continues national expansion

DENVER, CO (Jan. 23, 2024)— American Momentum Bank has entered the Denver market with its latest hire. Experienced SBA lending professional Vic Calonder joins the bank as senior vice president, SBA business development officer III. Calonder is based in Denver, Colo., and will serve clients in the Western U.S. market and nationwide.

The hire comes as the community bank continues the national expansion of its Tampa, Fla.-based SBA Lending Division. Texas-chartered American Momentum Bank – which is a designated “SBA Preferred Lender,” according to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) – announced the national expansion of its SBA Lending Division in May 2022. The division serves businesses nationwide.

“Vic has more than 20 years of banking experience and also has a background in restaurant ownership and entrepreneurship,” said Patrick Fenech, senior vice president and managing director of SBA lending for American Momentum Bank. “His experience resonates with small business owners and brings added value to clients navigating the SBA loan process. We’re thrilled to have him on the team and to expand our division further West.”

Prior to joining American Momentum Bank, Calonder served as SBA business development officer for CrossFirst Bank. He also served as senior vice president of the SBA commercial lending division for Central Bank & Trust, where he was awarded the Top Producer Award in 2021 and 2022.

In his new role with American Momentum, Calonder will be responsible for sourcing well-qualified SBA 7(a) loan opportunities. He will focus on securing financing for business acquisitions and commercial real estate purchases in Colorado, the Western United States, and nationwide.

“American Momentum Bank is uniquely positioned to help small business owners secure SBA loans in an efficient and timely manner,” said Calonder. “I’m looking forward to working with the SBA Lending Division to serve my clients and expand my reach nationally to help even more small businesses.”

Calonder earned his bachelor’s degree in management from Mesa College in 1988. He has also earned his Fundamental Diploma from the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL). He is actively involved in the merchant’s community in downtown Littleton, Colo.

About American Momentum Bank

American Momentum Bank, a Texas-chartered banking association with total assets of $2.6 billion as of Dec. 31, 2023, provides comprehensive products and services for businesses and individuals. American Momentum Bank has 18 full-service banking centers in Texas and nine full-service banking centers in Florida. American Momentum Bank’s strong capitalization, superior asset quality and experienced management teams position it as one of the premier banks in each state. Visit to learn more.

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