Coleman Movers & Shakers — Adrienne Sipe, Gary Griffin, Scott Klug

April 5, 2018

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Adrienne Sipe, Gary Griffin, Scott Klug

Adrienne Sipe Named SBA Lending Director of First Horizon

We believe Adrienne’s experience and leadership in the SBA and commercial lending industry will prove invaluable as we continue to expand our services in this dynamic market segment,” says Bill Holt, executive vice president, commercial and business banking/treasury services for First Tennessee.

“Her expertise in SBA business development, underwriting and leading top level teams make her the perfect candidate for this new role in our company.”

First Tennessee Bank and Capital Bank. First Tennessee, Capital Bank, FTB Advisors, and FTN Financial are part of First Horizon.

Adrienne is a financial services veteran with more than two decades of experience in SBA and commercial lending. Her previous industry experience includes roles as director of government and guaranteed lending, and senior SBA business development officer. She was also owner of SBA Solutions, which packaged, closed and audited SBA loans for community banks as a service provider and offered training programs for SBA lenders, underwriters and packagers.

Adrienne earned her undergraduate degree from the University of West Florida and an Executive MBA from Kennesaw State University. She is the former Chairman of the Board of the Georgia Lender’s Quality Circle and will be based in Atlanta.

Gary Griffin Named EVP of Stone Bank’s SBA Division

“Gary’s extensive experience in all aspects of SBA lending will strengthen the government guaranteed platform we are building here at Stone. Stone Bank looks forward to significantly expanding our SBA lending by continuing to add to our team,” says Vincent Muratore, President of Stone Bank’s SBA Loan Division,

Griffin most recently was CEO of Capital Growth Solutions, a leading Lender Service Provider. He brings almost 40 years of SBA lending experience in origination, credit, servicing and liquidation. He is a past board member of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders, was a CPA in both Tennessee and Georgia, and conducts numerous courses and webinars for state and regional SBA organizations nationwide.

SomeCor Names Scott Klug SVP of Business Development

“SomerCor is excited to add Scott to our team. His experience in the commercial real estate industry provides a perfect complement to the SBA’s 504 loan program,” says President & Executive Director, Eric Spokas,
Prior to joining SomerCor, Scott has most recently held the position of Regional Vice President- Central & Western U.S/ Field Sales for REIS, Inc, where he established the top revenue producing region within the company. Scott also previously served as the Chief Sales & Marketing Officer for Rabine Group and spent nearly 15 years with CoStar Group as Regional Vice President of Sales – Central & Southwest U.S.

Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events

Mid-America Lenders Conference, April 15-17, Fort Worth
SOLD OUT! No Walk Up Registrations Available

11th Annual SBA Export Lender’s Roundtable, April 18, Washington D.C.

NAGGL SBA Lending Technical Conference, May 1-3, Chicago

NADCO Spring Summit, May 6-9, Arlington

Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference, May 7-9, Las Vegas

SBA BDO Summit, May 21-23, Napa Valley
Limited Registration Opens Friday!

America West, June 20-22, Costa Mesa
Exhibitor booths are sold out – all other sponsor levels are still open.

America East, August 1-3, National Harbor, MD

Great Lakes Lenders Conference, Detroit, August 16-17

FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference, August 20-22, Orlando
Early bird ends April 13th

National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers, October 16-18, Miami

11th Annual Secondary Market Summit, December 4, Washington D.C.

Upcoming Coleman Webinars

What you Need to Know about SBA 2018 Hospitality Financing, Wednesday, April 18

How to Prepare the SBA Credit Memo Under the New SBA SOP 50 10 5 (J), Thursday, April 19