February 25, 2021

Caity Roach
Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Brian Comiskey, LRM Lender Consultants, Patriot Bank

Brian Comiskey Named Chief Credit Officer at SomerCor

“Brian has played a pivotal role in growing our loan origination and streamlining our operations,” says Manuel Flores, SomerCor President and CEO. “Brian’s deep knowledge of the SBA 504 program along with his loan origination experience and credit background make him uniquely qualified for his new role.”

As Chief Credit Officer, Brian Comiskey will lead the company’s SBA 504 credit and underwriting activities, including the development and implementation of credit policies, and overseeing operational processes. Comiskey is also tasked with supporting SomerCor’s new Cheif Lending Officer, Margaret Griffin, and the loan origination team on complex loan structuring and eligibility matters. 

“SomerCor’s priority is to provide superior access to the 504 loan program with a focus on execution, speed, and certainty,” says Comiskey.  “SomerCor’s continued loan growth calls for an expansion of our credit shop to maintain our high level of service and expertise.  I am eager to transition into my new position.”Comiskey is transitioning into this role after successfully serving as SomerCor’s Chief Lending Officer for the last two years, where he was instrumental in growing loan production by 56% and spearheading operational efficiencies.    

Lori McCausland and Rebecca Mendoza Launch LRM Lender Consultants Inc.

“We are excited to announce the launch of LRM Lender Consultants where we bring over three decades of SBA expertise and experience to the SBA Lending Community,” says LRM CEO Lori McCausland and LRM President Rebecca Mendoza. “As a Lender Service Provider (LSP), our mission is to bring personalized services to our Lending Partners. From initial loan application to closing, advanced training and services beyond, you can rely on LRM for effective strategy, insights and a true commitment to your long-term success.”

As a proven and essential resource for any SBA lending institution, the experts at LRM Lender Consultants are ready to share their comprehensive expertise in the SBA lending arena. Always up-to-date with the latest SBA guidelines and regulations, LRM can immediately take steps to assist with problems in an existing SBA loan process as well as use their capabilities to create and train an entire SBA loan department from scratch.

Patriot Bank Welcomes New SBA Team Members

“I’m excited to welcome our new SBA team to Patriot and I look forward to the benefit they will bring to the Small Business community and Patriot”, says President and CEO Robert Russell. “These individuals have been successful in developing new business opportunities and are very skilled in Small Business Lending.

Gary Griffin will serve as Patriot’s National SBA Sales Manager; Michael Green will serve as VP, Business Development Officer; Ty Barksdale will serve as VP, Business Development Officer; Skip Canavan will serve as VP, Business Development Officer; Rebecca Puglia will serve as VP, Senior Portfolio Manager and Underwriter; and Susan Raizer will serve as VP, Senior Underwriter.

Patriot operates with full-service branches in Connecticut and New York and provides lending products and services nationally.