Coleman Movers & Shakers – Alan Peterson and Peoples Bank

January 19, 2023

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Alan Peterson and Peoples Bank

First Internet Bank Announces Alan Peterson as VP, Senior Business Development Officer

“Alan has operated in the SBA arena for the last ten years and is expected to make a big impact right out of the gate”, states SBA National Sales Manager Mark Gibson. “His hands-on approach and entrepreneurial mindset will be of particular value to the small business clients and referral partners he serves. Most importantly, his excellent communication skills and ability to build solid relationships enable him to provide highly personalized advice and support throughout the lending process.”

He comes to First Internet Bank from BayFirst National Bank, where he served as SVP, Director of Small Balance Loan Programs, and previously held positions with Golden Mile Funding and Citizens Bank. Alan attended Penn State University. Peterson brings to the position a deep experience base in finance and SBA lending.

Alan adds, “I am looking forward to being part of such a successful and dynamic team. Having the opportunity to help new and established small business owners achieve their goals through SBA financing is truly gratifying.”

People Bank Announces Promotions & New SBA Hires

Tyler Cheramie Hired as an SBA BDO

Cheramie will be responsible for SBA Loan growth in Mississippi and Louisiana, specializing in small-to-moderate-sized businesses.

David Nolan Joins Peoples Bank as AVP, Finance and Community Development Officer

In his new role, Nolan will support the Board of Directors while working in a variety of Financial Reporting and Compliance areas, as well as servicing multiple CDFI awards and New Markets Tax Allocations.

Mae Lynn Sykes Promoted to Vice President

Sykes works in a variety of areas in the SBA department. Recently, she moved into underwriting SBA loans as well, which carries significant additional responsibilities. In her new role, Sykes will expand her underwriting and servicing roles. She has previous financial experience as an Administrative Assistant, SBA Packager, Commercial Lender Specializing in Poultry Lending and SBA Coordinator.

Peoples Bank Welcomes Seth Assink as VP, SBA BDO

He will be tasked to locate small business lending opportunities throughout the bank’s SBA footprint. Assink brings over 15 years of lending experience with him, most of it being commercial and private banking, specializing in state and federal tax credit profile requirements.