Coleman Movers & Shakers — Haven Baker, Jason S. Risch, Stephanie Barnhart, Joe Hatchett
July 18, 2019
By Caity Witucki
Contributing Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers
AVANA BIDCO Inc. Appoints of Haven Baker to Its Board of Directors
Idaho bank, AVANA BIDCO Inc., recently appointed Haven Baker to its board of directors.
Baker is the cofounder and Chief Business Officer of Pairwise, an agricultural company focused on using gene-editing technologies to address global food challenges. He served as a senior scientist at the Barnett Institute at Northeastern University and worked as an investment professional at Peter Thiel’s Clarium Capital. Mr. Baker received a B.S. from Yale University, a Ph.D. in chemistry from Northeastern University, and an MBA with distinction from Harvard Business School.
“I am delighted to be working alongside such an exceptional team. AVANA BIDCO promises to be a key player in the state of Idaho’s small business growth. I look forward to sharing my experiences,” says Baker.
AVANA BIDCO Inc. Welcomes Jason Risch to Its Board of Directors
AVANA BIDCO Inc. also appointed Jason Risch to its board of directors.
Risch is a partner at Risch Pisca law firm. He concentrates on litigation, business law, election law, government affairs, bad faith insurance prosecution, and association representation. Risch served on the Idaho real estate commission committee and was appointed by President George W. Bush as a Supreme Court surrogate. He has been featured as a “rising star under 40” in the Idaho Business Review and in Rising Tide. Risch holds a Bachelor of Science in Political Science and a Juris Doctor in Law from the University of Idaho.
“I am proud to join AVANA BIDCO and I look forward to working with the other directors as the company addresses the needs of the small business community in Idaho,” says Risch.
First Internet Bank Appoints Stephanie Barnhart as Vice President of Commercial Banking
First Internet Bank welcomes Stephanie Barnhart to its Arizona team.
Barnhart is an active member of the community, serving as Chairwoman for the Arizona Tech Council’s Ambassador Committee.
“Stephanie’s commercial lending experience and deep understanding of the market expands our capabilities to meet the needs of the business community,” says Neil Barna, Regional Vice President of First Internet Bank.
“I’m excited to join such a talented team,” says Barnhart. “First Internet Bank’s commitment to business owners and passion for creating strategic solutions that provide access to capital is unmatched in the area.”
United Community Bank Welcomes Joe Hatchett as Vice President of Medical and Dental
Joe Hatchett joins United Community Bank’s SBA team in Atlanta, Georga.
Hatchett has over 25 years of sales experience, including 20 years spent in banking. He began his career with MBNA Credit Card Bank and also has experience in mortgage lending. Previously, he served as a medical vendor account manager for Bank of America’s Practice Solutions Dental Financing group before being promoted to regional south east medical sales manager in Atlanta.
Hatchett is originally from London, but has lived in Atlanta since 2015. He received his associate degree from Miami Dade College and his bachelor’s degree from Kent State University.