July 13, 2023
Coleman Movers & Shakers – Chris Jackson, Andrew Mort, and Yoon Saechao
Countybank Hires Chris Jackson as SBA Division Manager
Paul Pickhardt, who has been Countybank’s SBA Lending Manager for 6 years, expressed his excitement about Jackson joining Countybank, noting, “Chris is a great fit for this role as well as a great cultural fit for Countybank. I have no doubt that the department will continue to grow and reach new heights under his experienced leadership.”
Jackson has more than 20 years of banking and SBA lending experience, most recently serving as Senior Vice President and Head of SBA lending for German American Bank. There he handled the development and execution of SBA lending strategies while managing the department. Jackson holds a Master of Business Administration degree from Capital University and a Bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Kentucky.
The position manages and supervises sales, operations, and administration of Countybank’s SBA lending department. Jackson will additionally take over the responsibilities of SBA Lending Manager from Paul Pickhardt, who will celebrate his retirement later this year.
Andrew Mort Joins CDC Small Business Finance as New 504 and CRE Sales Manager
“Andrew’s blend of SBA experience and passion for economic development make him a great fit to lead the next chapter of growth at CDC Small Business Finance. We are excited to have someone with such deep knowledge of SBA who also has so much passion for expanding opportunities for small businesses,” says Tony Barengo, Head of Commercial Real Estate for CDC Small Business Finance.
Andrew Mort has been hired as the new Vice President, CRE Sales Manager at CDC Small Business Finance, leading the sales strategy and management of the SBA 504, wholesale SBA 504, and Impower loan products offered by the mission-driven lender and its sister organization, Momentus Direct Capital.
Andrew arrives with 35 years of experience in banking and finance. Most recently, he was the Senior Vice President and Head of SBA and Secondary Market Programs for Genesis Bank, a minority depository institution based in Southern California. Andrew also served as Senior Vice President at City National Bank, where he significantly grew the bank’s SBA 504 market share as SBA Sales Manager. He was Senior Vice President and top national Senior Credit Solutions Specialist for six years at Bank of America/Merrill Lynch.
“Making sure that communities have fair access to lending is really important to me,” Andrew says. “We want to make sure that everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Having that access to capital — financial capital, knowledge capital, and social capital — is critical and also helps create a healthy, robust economy.”
With more than two decades of Commercial Lending experience, Yoon Saechao has dedicated his professional life to empowering small and midsize businesses with a particular expertise in healthcare. Yoon’s primary objective is to simplify the SBA loan process for clients. Driven by a goal to help clients reach their short and long-term objectives, he provides acquisition support, expansion guidance, and help to buy commercial real estate.
Before joining First Business Bank, Yoon served as Senior Vice President and Director of SBA Lending at Five Star Bank – California and held similar roles at Bank of the West and Wells Fargo.
He is an active member of ACRE and CREW Eastbay. Yoon also is a Member of the Board of Directors for the Asian Real Estate Association of America Greater Sacramento, highlighting his dedication to promoting sustainable homeownership opportunities in Asian American communities. Previously, he served as Co-Chair for the Iu Mien Scholarship Fund. Yoon holds a BA in Business Management Economics from the University of California, Santa Cruz, where he was an active member of Pi Alpha Phi.