April 27, 2017
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Former Sacramento SBA District Director Joins Golden Pacific Bank as EVP and Chief Business Officer
“It is with great pleasure that we welcome Joe McClure to our team,” says Richard Claussen, Chairman of GPB. “Joe has vast experience with a variety of small businesses, and his involvement and dedication will be a valuable asset in helping GPB build a strong and vibrant community banking force in Northern California.” CEO Virginia Varela adds, “The Bank is poised to take advantage of the recent uptick in the local economy. Joe will enhance GPB’s already robust commercial loan program to meet the needs of growing small and medium size businesses.” Joe says, “I’m a true supporter of small business and excited to join Golden Pacific Bank. Sacramento continues to enjoy resurgence, and small business is at the heart of that exciting growth.”
Joe’s oversight as SBA District Director covers 22 counties in Northeastern California, serving over 3.1 million constituents. Under Joe’s leadership, in just three years SBA loan volume grew by over 30% from 700 to 928 loans, and total dollars grew by over 55% from $306 million to over $475 million, in 2013 and 2016 respectively. Before arriving in Sacramento, Mr. McClure was the SBA District Director in Montana.
Prior to his federal service, Mr. McClure worked in small business lending programs including overseeing a SBA 504 lending program at the Lancaster Economic Development Corporation, running the Los Angeles County Business loan fund for the L.A. County Community Development Commission’s Business Finance Center, and acting as the Executive Director of the Economic Development Collaborative in Ventura County.
Acclivity Financial Names Kyle Knoth as Vice President
“Kyle is a go-getter,” says Danny Preston, Chief Executive Officer. “As a nationwide lender, we look for knowledgeable, diligent representatives that are well-regarded in the markets that they live. Our business model is built on speed and customer experience. Kyle shares this same client-focused approach, and we are excited to add him to the team.”
“I am very excited to join the Acclivity team due to their efficient service and expertise in the SBA lending space,” says Kyle. “Acclivity’s business model will assist me in serving customers to the best of my ability.”
Knoth, a Kansas native, spent the previous nine years with CrossFirst Bank. He began his career in progressive commercial underwriting roles prior to taking on increasing responsibility as a Business Banker focusing on C&I, real estate and SBA loans.
Kyle received his BBA in Management from Kansas State University. An avid real estate investor, he shares common ground with many of the clients he supports.
Seacoast Commerce Bank Names Matt Bierman SVP and SBA BDO in Denver
“Matt is an outstanding addition to our SBA Team and will enhance our presence and success in the state of Colorado, complementing our existing SBA BDO in Denver, Tom Hollinshead. His past experience positions him to be very successful in working with small business owners who want to buy, construct, or refinance their own facility,” says David H. Bartram, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and SBA Division Manager.
Matt’s past experience includes being the National Small Business Manager for Bank of the West, and Regional Manager for small business with US Bank. He has been in the Denver area for the past 12 years.
Chris Turner Joins TD Bank as Relationship Manager in Commercial Banking for Northeast Florida
Prior to joining TD Bank, Turner worked in a similar role at BBVA Compass in Jacksonville Beach. Throughout his banking career, he has served as a Vice President of a Northeast Florida Volunteer Committee working with groups such as Junior Achievement of NEFL, City Rescue Mission and Habitat for Humanity.
Turner lives in Jacksonville with his wife Brittany and son Leo. He holds Series 6 and 63 investment licenses and his 2-15 health & life (including annuities and variable contracts) agent license in Florida.
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