Coleman Movers & Shakers — Julie Fuller Jones, Lori Milton, and Giovanna Piovanetti

October 22, 2020

Caity Roach
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Julie Fuller Jones, Lori Milton, and Giovanna Piovanetti

Julie Fuller Jones Selected to Lead Encore Bank’s New SBA Lending Division

“Julie has a proven record of building and leading small business lending divisions,” says Encore Bank Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Operations Officer, Burt Hicks.”Her knowledge and experience is second-to-none and will be invaluable to our clients. Our culture of empowerment and our focus on delivering a differentiated client experience and relationship banking will give Julie a platform to launch Small Business by Encore with great success.”

Jones has more than 25 years in SBA lending and has started and led three SBA divisions for financial institutions. Most recently, she served as a Regional President in SBA Lending for Simmons Bank, a role she held since 2010.

“Encore has an enormous opportunity to reach a new set of clients in the SBA lending space, while also deepening our relationship with our existing clients,” says Jones. “Our commitment to bringing high-quality lending solutions delivered with concierge service is certainly a differentiator for our bank.”

Lori Milton Named Senior Vice President and Sales Manager of Evergreen Business Capital

“I’m excited for the opportunity to work closely with the sales team as Evergreen’s new Sales Manager and look forward to continued successes in the future!” Says Milton.

Milton has been with Evergreen Business Capital for over 15 years as a Senior Loan Officer with a focus on SBA 504 lending. She has served numerous areas in the Pacific Northwest, ranging from Northern, Western, and Southern Washington to Portland, Oregon, most recently covering south King County and the South Sound region. She has accumulated a broad background in banking, including SBA lending, commercial banking, and real estate lending.

Milton is a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Business, where she holds a degree in Business Finance.

Giovanna Piovanetti Named NADCO Regional Director for Region 2

For the past 15 years Piovanetti has served as Executive President of COFECC (Corporación para el Financiamiento Empresarial del Comercio y de las Comunidades), a CDC serving Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. During her work in COFECC, she has developed a new corporate image and innovative programs that have guided the corporation to a higher level of public awareness, federal funding and loan volume. She has also formalized important partnerships and extended the corporation’s services to small businesses in Puerto Rico.

Piovanetti has served for two years as member of the Board of Directors of the SBA’s Puerto Rico Women’s Business Institute, is a Member of the Board of Directors of Northeast Technological Initiative, and was recently selected by Banco Popular to be part of the Advisory Board of Popular Community Capital, LLC (a Certified Development Entity serving Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands, Florida and New York).

She is now the Region 2 Director and Board Member of the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO). Her passion is to create new projects to promote economic development and to inspire small business owners to reach their highest levels of financial prosperity.

Upcoming Industry Conferences
11/10/2020 – NACLB (Virtual)
2/15/2021 to 2/17/2021 – “For the Love of SBA Lending” Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, Amelia Island, FL
4/19/2021 – Mid America Lenders Conference in Arlington, TX
9/20/2021 to 9/22/2021 –  FLAGGL, Orlando Grande Lakes, FL