March 23, 2017
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers and Shakers — Jessie Marolis Promoted to SVP to lead United Community Bank’s Dental and Pharmacy SBA Lending Team
“Jessie’s experience with dental practices is invaluable, and I feel confident that she will help our clients achieve their business goals in the dental and pharmacy industries,” says Richard Bradshaw, President of Specialized Lending at United Community Bank. “Jessie has been an exceptional teammate and will be an exceptional leader for this growing business sector.”
“The dental and medical community continues to grow, and I feel uniquely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with these professionals in all stages of their career,” says Marolis. “Understanding the needs of the customer and delivering confidence in the solution provided is essential, and I look forward to providing my expertise to my hard working clients.”
Marolis has been with United Community Bank for two years and initially joined as a vice president and SBA business development officer for dental sales. She is based out of Tampa, Fla., and will serve clients nationally. Prior to joining United Community Bank, Marolis worked with Bank of America, Practice Solutions as a dental business development officer. Additionally, Marolis has eight years of conventional loan experience.
Richard Jeffrey Joins J.R. Bruno & Associates
“We’re excited to have Richard on board. He’s an excellent fit with JRB,” says Alex Liberchuk, J.R. Bruno’s EVP of Operations & Strategy. “Like all JRB associates, Richard has comprehensive SBA and overall business lending expertise. And importantly, he has that rare combination of hands-on knowledge and executive-level strategic experience. Richard is a consummate professional and a tremendous asset to our team!”
With more than 30 years of SBA and business lending experience, Richard Jeffrey has held executive and senior management positions including executive vice president/chief credit officer, vice president/senior loan officer, and vice president/lending manager at major financial institutions and CDCs. He is a past chairman of the NADCO.
Benetrends Financial Expands SBA Lending Team with Two New Hires – Benetrends Financial
“David Bell and Jelena Kuchar are both welcome additions to the Benetrends team and will help us further enhance the success we’ve had with our SBA lending initiatives,” says Rocco Fiorentino, president and CEO of Benetrends Financial. “Their wealth of financing and lending knowledge, along with their franchise industry experience, will prove beneficial to Benetrends as we continue to grow and provide funding for entrepreneurs looking to begin their entrepreneurial journey.”
Bell has over a 30 year career in banking, having worked in a leadership capacity as Vice President at prominent banks such as Fulton Bank of New Jersey, GE Capital, and CIT Small Business Lending. Prior to that, he was responsible for setting up SBA programs at two different community banks. Additionally, he serves on the NAGGL, Region II Committee.
A graduate of The Ohio State University, Bell went on to get his M.S. at Cairn University. He attended the American Institute of Banking, and is also a Dale Carnegie Graduate. In addition to his accomplishments within the banking industry, Bell is also a Chairman for the March of Dimes.
Kuchar joins Benetrends after having previously worked as Executive Vice President at First Financial, where she had a proven track record of success in securing SBA loans and other financing for her clients. Prior to First Financial, Kuchar had relocated from London, where she worked as a mortgage advisor for Kinleigh Folklord & Hayward. She earned her Bachelor’s Degree from Riga Technical University in Latvia, and also studied to be a teacher of English as a 2nd language at the Brighton School of English.
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