June 20, 2019
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Rob Anderson, Mike Devito, Marcia McGavish, Robert Kieke, Carly Simon
“We are very excited that Rob has decided to bring his varied skill set and experience to Seacoast Commerce Bank and are confident that his skills, expertise and consultative approach to helping small business entrepreneurs pursue their dreams of owning or improving their facilities will resonate positively with our clients. There is a lot of opportunity in Virginia and the greater Mid-Atlantic markets to expand our business and we are poised to do well with the addition of Rob to our outstanding SBA Team,” says Don Mercer, Executive Vice President, SBA National Sales Manager.
Rob has over 21 years of banking and finance experience serving clients in Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic market. He started his banking career with NationsBank in 1991 after graduating from Old Dominion University.
In 2007, he started a business consulting company that focused on locating commercial and SBA loans for customers that were unable to locate suitable financing during the great recession. Then in 2012 he returned to the banking community serving as a business development officer with Wells Fargo, as the Loan Program Director with EVB bank, and eventually as a business developer for the community development company in Norfolk, Virginia 504 Capital.
Mike Devito joins 44 Business Capital’s SBA Lending efforts in the Maryland, Washington D.C., and Virginia markets. Devito has many years of experience in SBA lending and banking serving as Vice President for EagleBank, Susquehanna Bank, The Money Store and most recently First Bank Financial Centre.
Mike graduated from East Stroudsburg University in Economics and lives in Maryland with his wife and two sons.
Kutztown University SBDCs adds Marcia McGavish, Robert Kieke, Carly Simon
The new staff members are Marcia McGavish, director of capital acquisition, Robert Kieke, business consultant and IT specialist, and Carly Simon, client service and program manager.
As a former small business owner, Marcia McGavish joins the KUSBDC as the director of capital acquisition. McGavish spent the last six years managing the credit and operations functions at the CDC for both the SBA 7(a) and 504 loan programs at Seedcopa. McGavish will work with business advisers throughout the 18 networks to assist with client financing projects.
Robert Kieke got his start at the KUSBDC as a graduate assistant while pursuing his master’s degree in business administration in 2016. His position and expertise seemed valuable to the center and lead to a staff position as a business consultant and IT specialist. Kieke’s responsibilities include the maintenance of data integrity within the Pennsylvania SBDC’s databases, as well as leveraging network website/search analytics, and processing data through Microsoft Excel.
Carly Simon has spent most of her career growing her expertise in community relations, marketing and administrative duties while working with Barnes & Noble, the Lehigh Carbon Community College’s Teacher Education Department and the Parkland Community Library. Simon’s responsibilities as the client service program manager at KUSBDC will include assisting the client experience and navigating them through the intake and consulting process by assessing client needs for educational programs, technical assistance, external resources and business mentors.
Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events
America East Small Business Lending Conference 2019, August 14, 2019, Mashantucket
Music City Small Business Lenders Conference, August 26-28, 2019, Nashville