Coleman Movers & Shakers – Arlene Villarin, Jessica Cohen, and Santa Cruz County Bank

April 1, 2021

Caity Roach

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Arlene Villarin, Jessica Cohen, and Santa Cruz County Bank

Arlene Villarin Joins TMC Financing’s Southern California Team  

“We are thrilled that Arlene has decided to join our So-Cal team,” says Kurt Chambliss, Executive Vice President at TMC Financing.  “Arlene is a go-getter and her background in financial services and SBA lending will be complementary to her new role as a Business Development Officer.”

Villarin’s previous experience as a business development officer for large banks, such as Bank of America and Wells Fargo, has made her a passionate advocate for small business and has given her the skills necessary to guide entrepreneurs through start-ups, expansions, acquisitions, ground up construction, and commercial real estate purchases.

Villarin is a Los Angeles native devoted to serving her small business community. She is an avid reader, sings in a choir, and volunteers at various non-profit organizations. Villarin graduated from Mount St. Mary’s University in Brentwood, CA with a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish.

Jessica Cohen Joins Enterprise Bank & Trust as VP, Business Development Officer

Cohen brings a successful track record in SBA and small business production to Enterprise Bank & Trust’s nationally recognized SBA division and will help small businesses facilitate the acquisition, development, and refinancing of their commercial real estate properties.

Cohen has more than 13 years of SBA and commercial lending experience. She began her banking career out of college and has held several positions within branch operations, business banking, relationship management, and commercial real estate lending. Prior to joining Enterprise, Cohen was a Business Relationship Manager with US Bank covering the Seattle metropolitan area where she was a perennial top performer for the bank’s Business Banking team.

Cohen is a graduate of Washington State University and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Global Politics. Originally from Nashville, Cohen is excited to return to the city and help small business owners throughout her home state of Tennessee.

Santa Cruz County Bank Expands Their SBA Lending Department

“Our commitment to supporting small businesses is unwavering, especially in these challenging times,” says Santa Cruz County Bank’s Senior Vice President and SBA Department Manager, Susan Chandler. “The expansion of our SBA team through the hiring of experienced business development officers, processors, and an additional underwriter demonstrates the Bank’s continued commitment to support small businesses. We have built a positive reputation in the marketplace, resulting in repeat business as a trusted partner to satisfied customers, brokers, developers, and our government-guaranteed program partners.”

Santa Cruz County Bank’s new SBA team members include:

  • Andrew Chambers as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer for the San Francisco Bay Area and north to the Oregon border.
  • Emily Baxter as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer for the Central Sierra foothills region from Fresno out to the Central Coast.
  • Kevin Rappleye as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer for the Greater Sacramento Area and north to the Oregon border.
  • Ricardo Monedero as Assistant Vice President, SBA Loan Underwriter.
  • Dayna Herron as Senior SBA Loan Processor.
  • Laurie Frank as Senior SBA Loan Processor.