Coleman Movers & Shakers — Itzel Meador, Robert Camara, John Caruso, Daniel Mass, James Mallios

May 16, 2019

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Itzel Meador, Robert Camara, John Caruso, Daniel Mass, James Mallios

Itzel Meador Named Simmons Bank Regional Sales, Development Manager

“Itzel’s passion for serving small business owners is unparalleled and is backed by outstanding experience in the Arkansas market,” says Mark Wilson, Simmons Bank director of small business lending, says. “She is a tremendous asset to our customers and team, and her expertise will further solidify Simmons’ position as a top 100 SBA lender in the country.”

As the regional manager, Meador is charged with overseeing SBA loan production and the bank’s SBA lending processes for an eight-state region.

Prior to joining Simmons, Meador served as vice president in Regions Bank’s commercial lending group. She has also served as a senior vice president at Arkansas Capital Corporation.

Meador is a member of the North Little Rock Chamber of Commerce, a board member for the Small Business Technology Development Center, and treasurer for the Children’s Protection Center.

She was named the SBA Financial Advocate of the Year in 2006.

Citizens Bank Names 3 New Vice President BDOs — Robert Camara, John Caruso and Daniel Mass

Craig Calafati SVP National Sales Manager says, “We feel very fortunate to have brought together such a talented group of individuals in a very short amount of time. Our team at Citizens is now poised to take its place among the top SBA lenders in the country”

Cary Forman, Director of SBA and Credit Products adds, “It is an honor to lead such a talented group of professionals. I feel we are now in a position to better support the small businesses across the Citizens Bank footprint desire and deserve.”

Bob Camara says, “I am very proud to be a part of the new SBA initiative at Citizens Bank. I believe bringing my decades of experience and established referral network to the bank will help us to propel Citizens to the top of the SBA rankings.”

John Caruso says, ““The SBA team at Citizens is focused on delivering a first in class SBA product. Our goal is to provide the best customer experience in the industry by working with a strong sense of urgency and providing the highest level of service. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to work with such a dedicated team of professionals.”
Daniel Mass says, “Citizens Bank has given their SBA department a complete makeover, building an amazing origination, credit and closing team. I am proud and excited to be a part of that team! Citizens bank’s new SBA department is committed to building a reputation that is second to none in the industry.”

James Mallios Joins Harvest as BDO in Midwest

“We can’t say enough about adding new BDO James Mallios, an excellent go-to lending resource for the business community in the Midwest region of the country,” announces Adam Seery, Co-Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer for Harvest.

Jim Mallios has been in banking and consulting since 2001 with a strong concentration in commercial lending including SBA, commercial real estate and bridge lending. Jim grew up in the restaurant business and as such has developed a unique understanding of the daily challenges experienced by small and mid-sized business.

After graduating from Michigan State University, Jim began his banking career as a credit analyst for National City Bank. He underwrote commercial and industrial loans for middle market clients, and subsequently launched a career in commercial lending with a local bank’s industrial division. Jim has also worked for several banks in the Chicagoland area with a focus on lending to manufacturers, distributors as well as restaurants, supermarkets, hotels, and others. After 15 years in banking, Jim worked in private consulting with an established firm, heading up the company’s capital markets division.

Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events

NADCO Spring Summit, May 19-22, Arlington, VA

America West Small Business Lending Summit 2019, June 11-13, 2019, Rancho Mirage

Great Lakes Lenders Conference, July 23-25, Detroit

America East Small Business Lending Conference 2019, August 14, 2019, Mashantucket

Music City Small Business Lenders Conference, August 26-28, 2019, Nashville

FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference, September 18, 2019, Orlando 

Lend360, September 25-27 2019, Dallas

National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers, October 4-6, Henderson, NV