Coleman Movers & Shakers – Chris Dennis, David Bybee, Scott Wicks, and SBA Office of Financial Assistance

October 13, 2022

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Chris Dennis, David Bybee, Scott Wicks, and SBA Office of Financial Assistance

Capital One Welcomes Chris Dennis to the Business Banking Team as Market Credit Executive, SVP

Chris Dennis has joined Capital One’s Business Banking Team and will be overseeing the expansion markets in Phoenix, Arizona; Denver, Colorado; Los Angeles, California; and Chicago, Illinois. Chris will oversee business lending including commercial real estate, investment real estate, SBA, lines of credit, and equipment loans. He will work with a great team of bankers to support the many business clients they cover. Chris is excited to join the Capital One Business Banking Team and provide access to capital for many of our local businesses.

Chris has nearly 20 years of commercial lending experience where he worked at Zions Bank, CDC Small Business Finance, and most recently Chase Bank. Chris has lived in the Phoenix area for nearly 10 years with his wife, Anna, and their 5 children. Chris graduated from Arizona State University with his MBA in 2011.

David Bybee Joins First Internet Bank’s SBA Lending Team as VP, Senior Credit Officer

“David is highly accomplished in administering government guaranteed lending programs, but his passion for helping small businesses succeed is what drives him,” notes President and Chief Operating Officer Nicole Lorch. “His exceptional leadership and communication skills allow him to clearly convey complex ideas, drive consensus, and influence decisions, so we are able to optimize our customers’ experience with us. David has shown a capacity for optimizing outcomes while managing risk, and we are thrilled to have this analytical problem-solver join our SBA lending team.”

In this role, he will oversee credit guidelines, underwriting, and the credit approval process for the bank’s small business lending effort.

From his early days with the Federal Reserve Bank through positions with Touchmark National Bank, Atlantic Capital Bank, and SouthState Bank, David has served in a variety of leadership positions directing all aspects of financial risk management. He is a graduate of Southern Methodist University.

David adds, “What the First Internet Bank SBA lending team has accomplished in a short period of time is impressive and indicative of its commitment to the small business community. I am pleased to join this outstanding organization and I am confident that my experience will be an asset to the team and our customers.”

VelocitySBA Announces Scott Wicks as Regional Sales Manager of the Midwest Region

“Scott Wicks is a great addition to our growing team,” says National Sales Manager Greg Fioresi. “As we expand into the Midwest, Scott will help build an entirely new sales team in a market he knows very well. He will be integral to our next phase of growth.”

Scott Wicks brings over three decades of SBA experience to the team, having previously served as Regional Sales Manager with Wells Fargo, VP of Commercial Lending at Wintrust Financial, and Senior Account Manager at GE Capital.

Scott is a graduate of Northeastern Illinois University with a Bachelors in Business Administration and has since managed all aspects of commercial lending for businesses ranging from $1MM to $150MM in revenue in both bank and non-bank sectors. With over 30 years in the market, Scott has gained a deep understanding of lending markets and commercial real estate.

“I’m very excited to join the team at VelocitySBA,” says Scott. “As one of the fastest growing SBA lenders in the country, they are very well positioned to help small businesses succeed.”

SBA Office of Financial Assistance is hiring a GS-14 Financial & Loan Specialist for the 7(a) Team

• Do you enjoy thinking about, writing, and teaching 7(a) loan policy?
• Duty station is flexible:

Washington, DC; Fresno/Citrus Heights/Sacramento, CA; El Paso, TX; Herndon, VA; Little Rock, AR

• Eligible for telework
• Great benefits
• Flexible hours
• Apply today! Deadline for applications is Thurs. Oct. 13 at 11:59 pm Eastern

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