March 19, 2020
Contributing Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Frank Gallagher, NEDCO, and Windsor Advantage
Frank Gallagher Joins First Bank of the Lake’s SBA Lending Team as BDO
Frank Gallagher recently joined First Bank of the Lake’s SBA Lending team as Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer; Franchise Sales Manager. In Gallagher’s new role, he will be responsible for growing the bank’s assets by capitalizing on his strong track record and relationships in the Franchise arena. He will also mentor and be the team lead in Franchise Lending for First Bank of the Lake.
“Over the years I’ve come to appreciate the complexity and time constraints franchise owners face in running their business and securing capital. I utilize my many years of experience working with hundreds of small businesses to develop lending solutions that address the opportunities and challenges my clients face,” says Gallagher.
“Frank is a dynamic and knowledgeable lender with years’ of experience. He brings proven success and his extensive expertise in the franchise finance industry is an asset to First Bank of the Lake,” adds Annemarie Murphy, President SBA Lending at First Bank of the Lake. “We are excited Frank has joined our team. He is a top performer, well respected in the industry and he is committed to helping franchise operators grow and succeed.”
Sen. Deb Fischer Recognizes NEDCO President Scott Sailors
NEDCO President, Scott Sailors was recently recognized by Senator Deb Fischer for receiving Coleman’s 2019 Rural Small Business Lender of the Year award.
“I applaud Scott Sailors and the team at NEDCO for receiving this special recognition for their hard work in helping Nebraska small businesses secure financing through the Small Business Administration’s 504 loan program,” says Senator Fischer. “Entrepreneurs in our communities bring good-paying jobs and prosperity to our state, and it is important they have the resources they need to thrive, keeping Nebraska’s economy strong.”
Capital Growth Solutions to Become Windsor Advantage
Two powerful lender service providers, Capital Growth Solutions and Windsor Advantage have announced their intent to join forces to provide a greater scope of services to lenders across the U.S.
“This acquisition allows our team to join a larger firm while also bringing deeper expertise and more offerings to our lenders,” says Capital Growth Solutions CEO, Chuck Evans.
“We saw an opportunity to partner with an industry-leading service provider which internalized the same values and level of dedication to customer-service that Windsor Advantage has been known for,” adds President and CEO of Windsor Advantage, Mike Breckheimer. “Chuck and his team further our depth of experience and we’re looking forward to offering a broader suite of services to our Clients as a result of their addition.”