Coleman Movers & Shakers — Jenny Tice, Jennifer Foster, Nicole Nilos, Karen Minton

July 5, 2018

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Jenny Tice, Jennifer Foster, Nicole Nilos, Karen Minton

Jenny Tice Joins Capital Access Group as BDO

“We are thrilled to welcome Jenny to the Capital Access Group team,” says Jacklyn Jordan, President and CEO, Capital Access Group. “Along with her years of banking experience, she brings a passion for helping small business owners grow and succeed. Her skills complement our existing business development team.”

“I joined the banking industry right out of college and immediately started working with small business owners,” says Jenny. “I love working with businesses through the different phases of growth, because it is always an exciting time when the business is growing, adding new employees, or purchasing new equipment or a new facility. I enjoy hearing their stories—it always inspires me.”

“I was attracted to Capital Access Group because of their great reputation and the experienced staff members, many whom have a long tenure in the industry, and also because I love the work they do with growing businesses,” she adds.

Jenny possesses seven years of experience in the banking industry, most recently at First Republic Bank, as well as at City National Bank and Wells Fargo Bank.

Opus Bank Adds Jennifer Foster, Nicole Nilos to SBA Development Roster

“We are proud to have both Jennifer and Nicole join Opus’ Commercial Banking team to further expand our Commercial Banking client coverage in the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley regions. Jennifer and Nicole are highly regarded bankers, each with a wealth of experience structuring and delivering asset-based, acquisition, SBA, and term financing; treasury management services; and owner occupied real estate lending solutions to entrepreneurs, business owners, and lower-middle and middle market companies in Los Angeles metropolitan area.” says Jim Haney, Executive Vice President, Head of Commercial Banking.

“There is great need for Opus’ commercial banking products, services, and solutions in the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley regions and we anticipate that Jennifer and Nicole will add to the productivity and success of our Commercial Banking division as we look to grow Opus’ client base and total footings.”

Jennifer Foster joins Opus most recently from City National Bank, where from 2017 she served as Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager.

While at City National Bank, Jennifer focused on developing client relationships with business and commercial clients and professional services firms in the San Fernando Valley and Santa Clarita Valley regions of Los Angeles County.

Jennifer began her commercial banking career with Wells Fargo in 1997, where she served as a Commercial Loan Officer, and began her banking career with Great Western Savings Bank.
Jennifer graduated Magna cum Laude with a BA in English from the University of Pittsburgh.

Nicole Nilos joins Opus most recently from City National Bank, where from 2016 she served as Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager.

Nicole began her banking career in 2005. She is is active in the community, serving as Career Pathways Committee Member and Chancellor’s Circle Member at the College of the Canyons, and Chair of the Education Committee of the Valley Industry Association, where she received the Valley Community Leadership Award and was nominated as Business Volunteer of the Year.

Nicole holds a BA in Marketing and Public Relations from Ashford University and is currently pursuing a MBA degree from Pepperdine University.

Karen Minton Named Business Loan Specialist at Southeast Kentucky EDC

“Karen’s expertise in loan processing will give our lending department the boost it needs to close loans at a faster rate, giving our clients the money they need in a more timely and competitive fashion,” says Executive Director Brett Traver. “We are always happy to bring more local talent into our pool of professionals. I look forward to working with Karen.”

“Nonprofit lending is a whole new direction in my life,” says Karen. “This new position will be challenging and rewarding for me. I’m excited to get to know the people SKED is helping grow their businesses through its loan programs.”

Minton has worked at several local banks over the years in a number of capacities. She brings experience in commercial lending, loan processing and expertise in USDA, VA, FHA and and conventional loans. She work most recently at the Casey County Bank in Liberty, Ky.

Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events

National Rural Lenders’ Roundtable USDA Community Facilities Loan Programs, July 24, Denver
To reserve your seat contact Natalie Webb,, (404) 365-2040

America East, August 1-3, National Harbor, MD

Great Lakes Lenders Conference, Detroit, August 16-17

FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference, August 20-22, Orlando

Tennessee Small Business Lenders Conference, September 12-14, Nashville
Associate SBA Administrator, William Manger to Keynote

Lend360, October 8-10, Chicago
Registration Now Open!

National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers, October 16-18, Miami

Add Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, November 12-14, Las Vegas

11th Annual Secondary Market Summit, December 4, Washington D.C.