July 1, 2021

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers- George Andreaus, George Vredeveld, and Eric Giltner

Evolve Bank Names George Andreaus New President of their SBA Lending Division

“It is an exciting time for the SBA lending industry, and I am looking forward to creating new opportunities that will lead to exponential growth for the division. Evolve has a great team, and I am proud to be taking on this leadership position.”

Andreaus has more than 30 years of experience in the financial industry. His start in the SBA sector was as Vice President of Business Development at GE Capital. As Director of SBA lending of Homebanc N.A., Andreaus grew the division to be the #1 Florida based 7a lender. He was also instrumental in building the origination team at Ready Cap. which is now a top 100 Lender Nationally.

”George’s hard work and dedication to Evolve over the last several years have provided extraordinary success to the division,” says Scott Stafford, Evolve’s President and CEO. “I am confident he is the right leader at the right time to take SBA Lending to new heights.”

George Vredeveld Joins First Chatham Bank to Lead Chatham Business Capital, Their New SBA Lending Division

“Over the last two years, we have seen an increase in demand for SBA loans by our customers and non-customers alike,” said Ken Farrell, President & CEO of First Chatham Bank. “Small businesses are the backbone of our economy. Providing loans that fund growth in this sector is good business that we are proud to be a part of,” said Farrell.

George Vredeveld is an SBA industry veteran with more than thirty years of experience, most recently as President of Q2 Business Capital. “I’m thrilled to be leading Chatham Business Capital. We’re building a first-rate team with an exceptional commitment to customer service throughout the entire loan journey – from application to underwriting, closing and servicing,” said Vredeveld.

SBA Senior Area Manager Eric Giltner Retires After 23 Years

“Eric has been an invaluable resource for entrepreneurs in the northern valley. His thoughtful approach to guiding clients has put many of them on a path to successfully starting their business. Plus, he has been our go-to trainer for seminars and webinars on so many topics including cybersecurity, customer service and PPP forgiveness, just to name a few. We in the North Dakota District Office are thankful for his friendship over the years, as well as his dedication to North Dakota’s small businesses. We wish him all the best in his well-deserved retirement,” says Al Haut, the SBA North Dakota District Director.

“Over the years, I have provided counseling and training to thousands of business owners and entrepreneurs,” Giltner says. “The responsibility has been rewarding, and I am grateful to have worked alongside so many dedicated and talented SBA colleagues and resource partners. North Dakota is a great state for entrepreneurs!”