Coleman Movers & Shakers — Jake Kuester, Jewon Kim, and Greg Rockenback

August 29, 2019

By Caity Witucki
Contributing Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Jake Kuester, Jewon Kim, and Greg Rockenback

Community Reinvestment Fund Names Kuester Director of Credit and Business Operations

Community Reinvestment Fund (CRF)– a national non-profit lender– has named longtime business lending expert Jake Kuester as its new director of credit and business operations.

At CRF Kuester will manage the credit and loan packaging/closing process, as well as credit policies, procedures and operations for its small business lending practice.

“Jake is a well-known expert in the Twin Cities business lending community, and we are grateful to be working with him to expand our business lending operations,” says Judy Jandro, senior vice president of small business lending for CRF. “By strengthening small business lending, we can improve our communities for the better through access to capital and a truly grassroots approach to addressing income inequality and entrepreneurship for women, veterans and people of color.”

“After a career in lending for major financial institutions, I was thrilled to find a great opportunity with CRF,” says Kuester. “I believe strongly that small business financing is a huge driver of community benefit, and CRF shares those values as a pillar of its mission.”

VelocitySBA Welcomes Jewon Kim as New Business Relationship Manager

VelocitySBA – a national small business lending firm – welcomes Jewon Kim as Senior VP, Business Relationship Manager. Kim will be working out of VelocitySBA’s downtown Los Angeles office.

Kim has been supporting the small business community as an SBA lending professional for 13 years. He has a deep understanding of SBA guidelines and the credit acumen necessary to structure the best loan solutions for his clients.

“Having worked with Jewon at a previous institution, I know what a phenomenally hard working and capable SBA professional Jewon Kim is,” says VelocitySBA West Region Sales Manger, Joshua Yoon. “I know that he will do even more for business owners with the backing of the team at VelocitySBA.”

“I am proud to be a part of the team at VelocitySBA and excited to show my clients what we can do,” says Kim.

VelocitySBA Welcomes Greg Rockenback as New Business Relationship Manager

VelocitySBA also welcome Greg Rockenback as the newest member of their business development team. Rockenback will serve as VelocitySBA’s new Business Relationship Manager for the greater Denver area.

Rockenback has been in the small business and commercial lending industry for over 23 years. His background in underwriting and credit portfolio management enable him to structure the best financing solution for his clients.

VelocitySBA is excited to have Rockenback supporting their mission to provide fast, efficient loan solutions for business owners across the country.

Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events

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

NADCO, October 15-18, Nashville

NAGGL, October 28-30, New Orleans

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, November 11-13, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas