Coleman Movers & Shakers – John Hanlon, Philip Converse, and Russell Skinner

July 20, 2023

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – John Hanlon, Philip Converse, and Russell Skinner

North State Bank Names John Hanlon as VP, SBA Business Development Officer

“With three decades and counting working with small businesses, John is more than a lender; he’s a trusted wealth of expertise,” comments Marty Ferguson, Director of Government Lending. “While business owners have a lot of choices when selecting a financial institution, finding a lender of his caliber is rare. We’re pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Originally from New York, Hanlon has called Lakewood Ranch, Florida, home for nearly 20 years. He has worked in financial services for 32 years, serving in SBA business development positions with several companies, including Home Banc and Evolve Bank & Trust. Prior to joining North State Bank, he most recently worked for First Business Bank. An alumnus of Bowling Green State University, he holds a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a focus on finance. Hanlon is active with several community organizations, including the Manatee Chamber of Commerce and the Wobbly Feet Golf Committee. He volunteers his time as a Lakewood Ranch Little League umpire.

“Being a small business owner takes grit, determination, and oftentimes financing,” shares Hanlon. “That’s where an SBA loan and the right lender can help. I’m excited to start a new chapter of my career at North State Bank.”

Philip Converse Joins Direct Federal Credit Union as Vice President of Commercial Lending

“We are excited to welcome Phil to our lending team,” says Greg Ryan, Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending at Direct Federal Credit Union. “With his extensive experience and leadership skills, we are confident that he will play a pivotal role in accelerating our commercial lending efforts and expanding our commercial member portfolio.”

In his new role, Philip will be responsible for growing the credit union’s commercial loan portfolio and creating tailored, flexible solutions for commercial real estate owners and investors throughout Eastern Massachusetts. With over 20 years of experience in commercial lending, Philip has a deep understanding of the commercial real estate landscape and a strong ability to build and nurture client relationships.

“I am excited to join the growing Commercial Lending Team at Direct Federal. The Credit Union’s commitment to commercial lending, coupled with their digital-first philosophy and dedication to providing remarkable service to their members, will allow me to offer commercial real estate owners and investors personalized solutions that meet their individual needs. I look forward to introducing Direct to the commercial real estate community and proving to them why Direct is a great choice for them,” says Phil Converse

Enterprise Bank & Trust Welcomes Russell Skinner as VP, Senior Loan Portfolio Manager

With more than a decade of experience, Russell oversees underwriting, credit approval processes and ongoing portfolio management across a broad range of the bank’s California client relationships. Skinner works closely with borrowers, while providing strategic direction to Enterprise’s local team of relationship managers He regularly partners with a large volume of commercial real estate and commercial and industrial lending clients.