September 14, 2017
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Lance Sexton Named EVP of Bank of the Ozarks
“We’re so happy to have Lance join our team at Bank of the Ozarks. Lance and I have known each other as fellow bankers for 20 plus years and I can’t think of anyone better, more qualified, to help us grow our SBA portfolio,” says President Ross Mallioux.
The President of the Government Guaranteed Lending Division, Julie Crip, adds, “Bank of the Ozarks is committed to building one of the top Government Guaranteed Lending Divisions in the country. The addition of Lance Sexton to our team of experts will insure that we can achieve our goal more quickly, which in turn will serve our communities and our customers more quickly. We pride ourselves on offering a government guaranteed product that meets the specific needs of our customers and building long-term relationships. We are excited about the prospects for the next year!”
Lance concludes, “I am excited to join Bank of the Ozarks as Executive Vice President Regional Government Guaranteed Lending Specialist. I believe that Bank of the Ozarks has the people, technology, and the strength to be a top national SBA Lending Institution and I am very blessed to be a part of the team. Bank of the Ozarks is one of the highest performing banks in the country and looks forward to being one of the best SBA Lenders in the country.”
Brandi Nelson Joins US Bank in Minnesota
“We are fortunate to have someone of Brandi’s extensive and diverse background in the Minnesota market,” says Robert Einstein, vice president and northwest regional manager for U.S. Bank’s SBA Division.
“Brandi brings to U.S. Bank a strong presence, having worked in the central and northern Minnesota market for many years. We are very excited to have her join the SBA team.”
Brandi has more than 14 years of combined experience in business development, small business financing and retail banking. She earned a master’s degree in Business Administration from University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota and graduated from the College of Credit through Wells Fargo Bank. Nelson is a board member of the Children’s Day Montessori School in St. Cloud. She previously was involved with the I-94 West Chamber of Commerce and was a Special Olympics coach.
Anil Advani Named EVP of WNC
“Anil is a respected leader with 20 years of experience in the low-income housing tax credit industry, and I couldn’t be more pleased to announce his new role with WNC as we look to continue the growth and diversification of our firm,” says WNC President and CEO Will Cooper Jr.
In his new role, Anil will lead WNC’s growing originations team and oversee the development of the firm’s strategic relationships with key lenders. He joined WNC in 2011 and most recently has been responsible for oversight of the firm’s proprietary funds, investor due diligence and originations/syndication team.
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