September 3, 2015
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers and Shakers — 8 Tickets Remain for Florida SBA Conference
Lance Sexton Joins Legacy Bank as Senior Vice President
“ I am excited to be a part of a team that is committed to being a leader in small business banking in this part of the United States. I have spent my professional career helping entrepreneurs and bankers and Legacy National bank is the right place for me to provide exceptional customer service to the entrepreneurs in our markets,” Says Lance.
“We believe there is an incredible opportunity for small business and entrepreneurs in Northwest Arkansas. Legacy National Bank is excited to bring on board one of the best in the business of SBA lending to help our clients, as well as, the bank take advantage of this opportunity,” says Derek Gibson, Executive Vice President.
Lance is the former deputy director of SBA’s Little Rock Loan Servicing Center. He is a professional Coleman faculty instructor of Coleman’s online training for Coleman Certified SBA 7(a) Loan Closer, Servicer and Liquidator programs.
The Bancorp hires Craig Calafati as Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager
“Craig Calafati is a great addition to our team,” says Diane Gallion, SVP, National Manager of Government Guaranteed Lending at The Bancorp. “I know that his proven history of expanding loan production will continue as he takes the reins of the extraordinary national team we have assembled here at The Bancorp.”
Craig will manage The Bancorp’s SBA lending team from the Chicago, IL office.
Craig was formerly the Sales Manager at Celtic Bank and was instrumental in the formation of operational procedures as well as hiring policies that enabled the bank to rise to a national Top 10 SBA ranking.
Alex Liberchuk Joins J.R. Bruno & Associates as East Coast Director
Says Joanna Bruno, “I’m excited to announce a great addition to our team: JRB Senior Associate Alex Liberchuk. Alex brings more than 15 years of diverse financial services experience, and has held executive and senior management positions at several large organizations.
“Alex is heading our newly re-opened East Coast operations. He’s working with JRB clients and prospective clients to better serve the needs of SBA business lenders up and down the Eastern Seaboard.
“Alex is a consummate professional and a tremendous asset to our team. Going forward, he’ll be invaluable in assisting East Coast lenders of all sizes in setting up or expanding their SBA business lending programs.”
Ryan Lewis Named Vice President, SBA Lender for Quantum National Bank
“Quantum’s SBA team has been one of Georgia’s top SBA lenders for several years and we’ve seen consistent and continuous growth in our portfolio. This growth has resulted in the need for another lender and we’re happy to have Ryan join our team. His extensive experience in branch management and business banking makes him uniquely qualified to continue to offer the service our customers expect from Quantum National Bank,” says Amy Amorose, Group Vice President of SBA Lending for the Georgia-based bank.
Ryan holds a finance degree from Penn State University and has been in banking for over 10 years, the last three in Georgia.
ReadyCap Commercial Adds Jeff Joyner as VP Loan Officer in Midwest
Jeff comes to ReadyCap Commercial with more than 10 years of commercial real estate lending and finance experience in the Chicago market. He began his career in commercial real estate lending with GE Capital Business Property, as part of the middle-market team where he originated conventional financing deals for investors, developers and Chicagoland companies. He has also worked for the largest SBA PLP 7(a) lender in the US, Wells Fargo SBA Lending, in addition to his work with life lenders, community banks and hard money sources. Most recently, Joyner served as Vice President of Business Development for American Business Lending.
September 16-18, Orlando
Online registration will close by end of day on Wednesday, September 9th or until FLAGGL sells out!