Coleman Movers & Shakers – Coleman Award Nominations Due 9/30. John Figmic, Countybank-Greenville

September 20, 2018

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Coleman Award Nominations Due 9/30. John Figmic, Countybank-Greenville

Nominations Open in Coleman’s 2018 SBA Lender Professional Awards
Main Street Lender of the Year
SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year
SBA 504 Lender of the Year
Rural SBA or USDA Lender of the Year
Mission-Based SBA Lender of the Year
SBA Secondary Market Person of the Year
SBA Woman Lender of the Year
Emerging SBA Lender of the Year (Under 40)
SBA Business Development Office of the Year (5 Finalists/Winners)

John Figmic Appointed Eastern BA Regional Sales Manager at KeyBank

“I am pleased to announce that John Figmic will be joining KeyBank as the Eastern SBA Regional Sales Manager to help bolster our commitment to helping small business and the communities they operate in thrive” says Jim Fliss, National SBA Sales Manager. “John will play a pivotal role to enhancing the success we’ve had over the past two decades with our SBA lending program which recently ascended into the Top 10 7(a) Lenders in the country.”

Figmic brings over 20 years of SBA-specific banking experience to KeyBank including his roles in credit, sales and sales leadership. Previously he served as the Eastern Regional SBA Sales Manager for Citizens Bank, in addition to his honing his leadership role with GE Capital.

Figmic earned a Bachelor of Accounting degree from Georgetown University, as well as an MBA from Suffolk University.

Countybank, Greenville, S.C. Awarded SBA Preferred Lender Status

“We are honored to receive this acknowledgement to be classified as a best in class SBA lender,” says Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. “The Countybank team takes pride in the refinement of our practices and looks forward to streamlining the process for future entrepreneurs.”

“It is due to the dedicated support of local business from our team and unwavering trust of our customers that we have achieved this status,” says Paul Pickhardt, Senior Vice President and SBA Lending Manager at Countybank. “I am excited to see how this distinction through the SBA will stimulate growth opportunities in small businesses across the Upstate.”

Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events

Lend360, October 8-10, Chicago

National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers, October 16-18, Miami

Add Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, November 12-14, Las Vegas

11th Annual Secondary Market Summit, December 4, Washington D.C.

Upcoming Webinars

SBA 7(a) Deferments, Workouts and Loan Modifications Webinar
Date: Wednesday, September 26, 2018

NEW!! SBA Loan Packaging and Referral Fees – Know the New Rules
Date: Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Close the SBA Franchise Loan 100% Compliant Every Time
Date: Wednesday, November 7, 2018