June 13, 2019
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Chris Kwiatkowski, Doras Davila, HomeStar Bank
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Movers and Shakers
Chris Kwiatkowski named as Director of Government Guaranteed Lending for Sound Bank
“SBA Lending is vital to the success of our small business customers and we are excited to have someone with Chris’ proven track record leading our SBA efforts” says Steve Jones, CEO of Sound Bank. “Chris is a leader in the industry and we are lucky to have his expertise as we build our team and grow our SBA business.”
Kwiatkowski has over 25 years of experience in the SBA industry including positions with the U.S. Small Business Administration and CIT Small Business Lending as well as Head of SBA and Professional Lending at Banco Popular North America.
He previously served as the Director of SBA Lending at FNB Corporation following its acquisition of Yadkin Bank. At Yadkin (formerly VantageSouth Bank), Kwiatkowski grew Yadkin’s SBA group to the #1 lender in North Carolina and the #17 SBA lender nationally.
“I am honored to be part of the Sound Bank team and eager to begin building out our SBA strategy” Kwiatkowski states. “I look forward to utilizing my knowledge and experiences to introduce a best-in-class SBA business into the marketplace.”
Doras Davila Named Vice President of Centennial Bank
With over 30 years of experience in the Banking Industry, Doras has supported the financial needs of business owners in the manufacturing, servicing, construction and non-profit industries and possess in dept experience in both conventional and non-conventional (SBA 7A & 504) financing programs. Doras’ goal is to make the financing process as simple, fast and efficient so that all business partners are able to realize a successful transaction.
Doras lives in Sarasota Florida and enjoys cycling during her time off.
HomeStar Bank Named SBA PLP Lender“In a relatively short period of time we’ve been able to help entrepreneurs and small businesses, including women-owned and minority-owned businesses, grow and expand.” says Gabe Beukinga, President of Chicago-based HomeStar Bank’s SBA Lending Division. “With this designation, we expect to be able to help more businesses achieve their goals more quickly and efficiently.” Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events Great Lakes Lenders Conference, July 23-25, Detroit America East Small Business Lending Conference 2019, August 14, 2019, Mashantucket Music City Small Business Lenders Conference, August 26-28, 2019, Nashville FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference, September 18, 2019, Orlando Lend360, September 25-27 2019, Dallas National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers, October 4-6, Henderson, NV NADCO, October 15-18, Nashville NAGGL, October 28-30, New Orleans Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, November 11-13, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas