Coleman Movers & Shakers – Edward Haddock and Nick Rockhill

December 29, 2022

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Edward Haddock and Nick Rockhill

FNBC Hires Edward Haddock to Lead its Small Business Division

“FNBC is fortunate to have recruited one of the best SBA minds and leaders in Arkansas,” says Chad Hudson, Regional President & Chief Lending Officer. “Edward and I have served together on the Arkansas Small Business & Technology Development Center advisory board for the last several years, and I have gained immeasurable respect for his vast knowledge of SBA. Having him at the helm of our Small Business Division with our already strong SBA team will bring even more value and opportunities for our clients.”

In this new role, Haddock is tasked with leading the growth of FNBC’s small business portfolio, as well as recruiting and developing a team of business bankers to realize FNBC’s vision of becoming the small business bank of choice.

Haddock brings over a decade of experience working for the U.S. Small Business Administration. Most recently, Haddock served as the District Director for the Arkansas District of the U.S. Small Business Administration where he oversaw training and development of all facets of SBA lending to the Arkansas lending market, developed and led local, state and national strategic partnerships and joint businesses planning for entrepreneurial support organizations, and led the successful delivery of more than $7 billion in SBA Covid relief lending across the district.

“As a CDFI, FNBC’s mission closely aligns with my previous work and passion to provide financial products and services that foster economic development throughout each market we serve, including a focus on underserved communities,” says Haddock. “I have devoted the past 11 years of my career to supporting inclusive economic development and am especially passionate about ensuring we provide greater access to opportunities that increase economic mobility,” says Haddock. “I am excited to begin this new chapter of my career at FNBC, where together we can bring additional value, support and success to the business community in Arkansas.”

Bank Independent Announces Nick Rockhill as a VP Sales Officer

“We are very excited to have someone with Nick’s experience and talent join our Bank Independent family,” Bank Independent Huntsville City President, DeMarco McClain says. “I’ve known Nick for years and have always admired his approach to customer relationships and community partnerships. Nick is the type of leader who understands the importance of serving others and is willing to invest the time and effort necessary to fulfill the needs of his customers. I look forward to years of growing and learning together.”

Rockhill has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry. He has served on the Retail Banking side for about five years where he served various roles from Customer Sales/Relationship Banking to Management of a Retail Sales Office. After serving the retail side he began serving as a Commercial Lender for the last five years. During this time, he specialized in C&I Lending (Government Contractors, Manufacturing Entities, Equipment Financing, etc.), Commercial Real Estate transactions, Construction Lending, Healthcare, Business Acquisitions, and SBA Lending.

“My goal has always been to build long lasting relationships and trust with my clients to identify financial solutions and growth opportunities for various business customers,” Rockhill says. “I hope to impact both my clients and peers in a positive way. I find great value and satisfaction in helping a business owner achieve his/her goals.”