Coleman Monday’s Movers and Shakers

March 23, 2015

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Monday’s Movers and Shakers

Steven Ellsworth Joins Fountainhead Commercial Capital as Chief Credit Officer

“Steve is widely recognized among small business lenders as one of the nation’s leading credit officers,” says Chris Hurn, Fountainhead Founder and CEO. “We are fortunate to have him on board as we build out this critical division of our company.”

Avana Capital Taps Matt Hunt as Chief Credit Officer

“We are excited to have Matt Hunt join the AVANA team as we look to expand our SBA 504 program nationwide,” says Sanat Patel, Managing Partner of AVANA Capital. “With Matt’s 20 years of experience in SBA lending, his role of Chief Credit Officer will provide AVANA a strong foundation in continuing the momentum of building its platform in Commercial Real Estate Lending to Small Business in the US.”

“AVANA Capital is aggressively looking to expand its portfolio across the United States, so it is a unique opportunity to join the company at a time when it is really growing,” Matt says. “I am excited to work in an entrepreneurial environment and have the flexibility as a non-bank lender to make common sense lending decisions. I look forward to working with the AVANA team to help more entrepreneurs across the country realize their dreams and grow the economy.”

Geris Makris Joins TD Bank as Small Business Relationship Manager in West Palm Beach

TD Bank has named Geris P. Makris as Vice President, Small Business Relationship Manager in Commercial Lending in West Palm Beach, Fla. He is responsible for providing a range of lending services and deposit products to small businesses located throughout Palm Beach County in South Florida.