Coleman Movers & Shakers — Mark Schulte, Asif Fazal, David Coletti, Rahul Barot

April 25, 2019

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Mark Schulte, Asif Fazal, David Coletti, Rahul Barot

Mark Schulte Joins Stone Bank

Vinny Muratore, President of Stone Bank’s SBA Division, says veterann SBA Lender Mark Schulte has joined the Arkansas-based bank.

Mark has been involved in government guaranteed lending since 1989. He began his career with Charlotte State Bank in Port Charlotte, Florida where he learned SBA 7a and 504 lending to Small Businesses.

In 1993 Mark relocated to South Florida and became the area Business Development Officer for two SBA powerhouse institutions, including one that is now Bank of the Ozarks. Mark originated, processed and closed SBA 7a and 504 loans all across Florida.

He has also been involved in USDA Business and Industry government-guaranteed Lending.

In 2011 Mark went to Fifth Third Bank where he was the Government-Guaranteed Lending Specialist for Central Florida and then South Florida where he supported as many as 18 commercial lenders with his SBA expertise.

In 2014 he took on the role of Relationship Manager for Seacoast National Bank where he originated and managed a portfolio of conventional as well as SBA loans.

When he is not working on his SBA loan volume Mark enjoys world travel and high-speed driving events with the Porsche Club of America.

Asif Fazal Joins Harvest Small Business Finance as SVP for the South

Says, Asif, “I have been in and around small business for over 30 years. My experience encompasses having worked in international cities besides the United States. I have had the good fortune to work for large multinational banks and small family owned and operated banks. This exposure helped me tremendously to understand the dynamics of various size companies.

“My personal slogan is, ‘My goal is to help you achieve yours.’

“Besides being a banker I have been a small business owner. This experience has enabled me to advise others about services and solutions for small businesses in the areas of finance and commercial real estate. I can relate to the stress a business goes through on a daily basis.”

Harvest Names David Coletti as SVP in East Region

David is an experienced and successful business banking professional and commercial lender, who has worked in the industry for over 15 years. He comes to Harvest from Santander Bank, where he was Vice President and Relationship Manager of Business Banking and responsible for a portfolio of commercial customers in the $5MM to $30MM revenue segment.

David graduated from Endicott College, Boston, MA with a B.S. Business Administration. He currently lives north of the City of Boston with his wife Nancy and their two sons Peter (20) and Anthony (15).

Rahul Barot Named SVP and BDO for Seacoast Commerce Bank in Chicago

“Rahul is an outstanding addition to our SBA Team and we are very excited to have his experience as we look to expand our business in the greater Chicago area and Illinois. We are confident that his skills, expertise and consultative approach to helping our small business clients pursue their dreams of owning or improving their facilities will resonate positively with our clients,” says Don Mercer, Executive Vice President, SBA National Sales Manager.

Rahul has over 15+ years of banking experience in a community bank environment. He began his career in financial services in 2004 with Parth Consultants, Inc., providing SBA 7(a) packaging services for borrowers and lenders after graduating from Drexel University. He went on to work for American Enterprise Bank for the last 12 years, serving in several roles during his tenure there. Over the years, he has worked in closing, servicing, and business development, and for the last 8 years he was a player/coach for American Enterprise Bank managing their SBA operations and personally generating $15 million + in annual SBA loan production.

Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events

NAGGL SBA Lending Technical Conference, May 7-9, Orlando

NADCO Spring Summit, May 19-22, Arlington, VA

America West Small Business Lending Summit 2019, June 11-13, 2019, Rancho Mirage

Great Lakes Lenders Conference, July 24-25, Detroit

America East Small Business Lending Conference 2019, August 14, 2019, Mashantucket

Music City Small Business Lenders Conference, August 26-28, 2019, Nashville

FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference, September 18, 2019, Orlando

LEND360, September 25-27, 2019, Dallas

National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers, October 4-6, Henderson, NV