Coleman Movers & Shakers – Jordan Hallam and Asu Suka

May 11, 2023

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Jordan Hallam and Asu Suka

SouthState Names Jordan Hallam as Director of Government Guaranteed Lending

Jordan Hallam is promoted to director of Government Guaranteed Lending following the retirement of Mark Bryant. Hallam has been with SouthState for more than 11 years and most recently served as a Senior Vice President and Sales Manager for SouthState’s Government Guaranteed Lending division. He has 16 years of commercial lending experience specializing in SBA lending, business banking and investment real estate. He is a graduate of the University of Florida and the Florida School of Banking.

Bryant will retire in October with 33 years of banking experience. He spent seven of those years with SouthState, founding the Government Guaranteed Lending division. Bryant will miss working with his fellow SBA lenders and the satisfaction of helping small businesses with their SBA loans and thus getting the many benefits that come from the SBA loans.

Gulf Coast Small Business Lending Announces Hiring of Asu Suka as SVP, BDO

“Asu is a fantastic addition to our Gulf Coast Small Business Lending team. She has many years of experience in the SBA industry, and it is great to have a BDO of her caliber representing us in the DC/Baltimore market,” says Nimi Natan, Division President & CEO. Natan went on to state that “as part of our nationwide platform, Asu will provide financing to small businesses for start-ups, franchises, business acquisitions, and more. In particular, we love that Asu is a champion for women-owned and women-led businesses.”

Asu Suka brings over 16 years of financial services experience (including 10+ years with an exclusive focus on SBA lending) to her new role at Gulf Coast Small Business Lending.

Natan says, “As with every new BDO hire, we look forward to combining Asu’s SBA experience with our exceptional product delivery as we continue to partner with small businesses across the United States to meet their unique needs for financing. We have been, and remain, bullish about SBA lending.”