June 15, 2023
Coleman Movers & Shakers – Lee Golden, Paul Jastrzebski, and Five Star Bancorp
Sanibel Captive Community Bank Adds an SBA Lending Unit Led By Lee Golden
“For many small business owners, finding the right source of funding can be difficult,” SanCap President and CEO Kyle DeCicco says in the statement. “With the creation of our SBA lending team, we can meet the needs of more of our business customers to help them grow and sustain their local businesses in Southwest Florida.”
Sanibel Captiva Community Bank is expanding to SBA loans, including SBA 7(a) and 504 loans and SBA express lines of credit.
The bank, with $729 million in assets, named Lee Golden, SVP, Director of business development and commercial loan officer, as the bank’s Small Business Administration lending specialist, according to a statement. Golden, the release adds, is “responsible for assessing and evaluating the financial portrait of businesses to determine the best SBA loan product to meet the borrower’s needs.”
Merchants Bank of Indiana Hires Pawel “Paul” Jastrzebski as VP, Senior BDO
Jastrzebski brings over a decade of business development experience to his new role at Merchants Bank. As Merchants Bank’s newest SBA lender, Jastrzebski will use his distinctive small business experience and relationships to help craft strategies to generate, develop, and maintain new business for the bank. He will also be responsible for originating SBA 7(a) and 504 loans for clients nationwide.
He has significant prior lending expertise as a Senior Vice President and Team Lead/Business Development Officer for SomerCor 504, a leading CDC lender in Chicago. While at SomerCor, Jastrzebski gained industry recognition as a top generator of SBA 504 loans to small businesses and contributed to company growth with over $500 million in successful loan transactions.
Jastrzebski has rejoined the lending community after a recent planned personal and professional international sabbatical. During this time, he visited over 45 countries and, with global connections he made while traveling, co-founded and served as Chief Talent Officer at Mintted.io, the first off-chain social digital token exchange platform of its kind. In this role, he advised public figures on how to turn their social media influence into financial assets, oversaw the company’s global enterprise growth, and helped it achieve a near $20 million valuation.
Five Star Bancorp Adds Commercial Banking Team in San Francisco
“We are pleased to announce the beginning of our regional expansion into the San Francisco Bay Area where we already have deep roots, existing relationships and extensive connectivity,” says Chief Executive Officer, James Beckwith. “Our history of successfully serving clients in this market compels us to create a physical presence through a dedicated and sophisticated team of professionals. We believe in San Francisco and have confidence in the region’s robust talent pipeline and the strength of its diverse and competitive business environment. Our clients can count on our team to listen to, and support, their interests which we expect will benefit communities through regional economic growth. We have hit the ground running.”
The Company is leveraging an existing team of proven Bay Area professionals led by DJ Kurtze, Five Star Bank’s San Francisco Bay Area Region President, to execute on the acquisition and retention of new clients. Five Star expects to open a Loan Production Office in, or around, the San Francisco Financial District in the coming months.