Coleman Movers & Shakers – Amy Petrilla, Austin Simpson, Tim Doyle, and VelocitySBA

September 15, 2022

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Amy Petrilla, Austin Simpson, Tim Doyle, and VelocitySBA

PlainsCapital’s Fort Worth Commercial Lending Team Welcomes Amy Petrilla as EVP

“We are very pleased to welcome Amy,” says Fort Worth Region Chairman Mark Warren. “With more than three decades in the industry, she brings an exceptional level of knowledge and experience to our team, which will help support the businesses, individuals, and communities we serve. I believe Amy will be a great fit and add value to PlainsCapital’s efforts to enhance our presence in Fort Worth and across the Lone Star State while providing exceptional service to our clients.”

Amy has spent almost the entirety of her more than 33 years of Banking serving the Fort Worth market with an extensive background in credit and almost twenty years in Commercial and Commercial Real Estate lending. She actively serves in multiple community organizations, including the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, the Women Steering Business, on which she currently serves on the Board, and is past President of the Tarrant County Bankers Association.

“I am very excited and honored to join PlainsCapital Bank,” says Petrilla. “Throughout my career, I have strived to build strong, long-term relationships through a partnership approach providing excellent service and acting as a trusted advisor. With the genuine relationship banking culture at PlainsCapital, combined with significant capabilities and wide range of financing solutions and lending products, I am looking forward to supporting my clients’ specific financial needs to help them accomplish their strategic goals.”

Austin Simpson, left, and Tim Doyle

Austin Simpson, SVP, Senior Regional Lender, and Tim Doyle, VP, Commercial Lender Join First Community Bank

“First Community Bank has been known for attracting the best talent in the industry, and, once again, we are adding new team members who will make meaningful contributions to our family of professional bankers,” Natalie Bartholomew, community president for northwest Arkansas, says. “Both Austin and Tim are excellent additions, and we will continue to look for ways to add new talent and expand our presence while supporting our customers and communities.”

Austin Simpson, who has 16 years of experience in the industry, has been hired as senior vice president, senior regional lender for northwest Arkansas. He’ll be responsible for developing commercial and deposit relationships for individuals and companies, in addition to mentoring and developing the lenders of the northwest Arkansas region as the bank expands. Simpson holds a bachelor’s in business from Missouri State University.

Tim Doyle has been hired as vice president, commercial lender. He’ll be responsible for producing a variety of commercial loans as well as generating and managing portfolios of business relationships. Doyle holds a bachelor’s in business administration in finance and real estate from the University of Missouri. He has worked in the banking and commercial title industries for nearly 20 years.

VelocitySBA Expands Team with New Hires and New Offices

VelocitySBA President Charles Rho is now implementing his second 5-year business plan, building on previous success. “We’ve been strategically growing the business leveraging our solid foundation of people, technology and industry knowledge,” says Charles. “Talent acquisition is a critical component of our business foundation, and these key hires further ameliorate our industry leading infrastructure. We are very excited to have Brent, Greg and John join the VelocitySBA team to continue our growth and scale the business into new markets, products and services.”

In its latest recruiting effort, VelocitySBA has attracted some nationally recognized leaders to its management team, including Chief Operations and Risk Officer Brent Ciurlino. Brent has served as both a Deputy Director and Corporate Manager at FDIC, as well as Director of the Office of Credit Risk Management (OCRM) at the SBA. He recently initiated SBA lending at Patriot Bank, Blue Foundry Bank, with executive risk management assignments at ReadyCap Lending, Business Lenders, and Newtek Business Services.

John Coad, former SBA National Sales Manager at Wells Fargo, has also joined VelocitySBA as a Sr. Advisor and executive consultant to the President. Greg Fioresi, former Regional Manager of Business Banking at U.S. Bank, and former SBA lender at Wells Fargo, now serves as VelocitySBA’s National Sales Manager.

In addition to leadership expansion, VelocitySBA continues to broaden its geographic footprint with new Business Relationship Managers in Florida, Georgia, Arizona, and Oregon. Positions in all departments remain open nationally.