August 5, 2021

Contributing Editor
Delaney Sexton

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Ross Blanchard and Roxana Rice

Reliant Business Valuations’ Ross Blanchard Obtains Coveted ASA Designation
“We’re proud to have an equipment appraiser with Ross’ experience and applaud his commitment to obtaining the ASA accreditation, an added value for our team and our clients,” says Neal Patel, Reliant Business Valuation’s Founder and Chief Appraiser.

Ross Blanchard has earned accreditation from the American Society of Appraisers (ASA) in the Equipment Appraisal discipline. The esteemed ASA designation is reflective of his expertise gained from over a decade of providing trusted machinery and equipment appraisals to SBA lenders across the U.S. Blanchard also continues to maintain his Certified Machinery Equipment Appraisal (CMEA) designation from the NEBB Institute, initially obtained in 2010.

Blanchard joined Reliant Business Valuation’s equipment appraisal division as a Senior Appraiser in April 2020.


Roxana Rice Joins Chatham Business Capital as SVP, Managing Director of Closing

“I am thrilled to announce that industry veteran, Roxana Rice, is leading Closing at Chatham Business Capital (CBC),” says George Vredeveld, Executive Director of CBC.  “Roxana brings more than two decades of SBA experience to our company. Her knowledge, leadership and customer-focused mindset are the perfect fit here,” says Vredeveld.

In her role, Rice will lead closing operations and manage a team of Senior Closers who focus on both SBA 7a and USDA loan closings.  Her goal is to build a technology-focused, streamlined process that leads to an exceptional customer experience. 

“I’m pleased to have joined the talented SBA & USDA lending team at CBC,” shares Rice. “Partnering with a group of people who enjoy small business lending as much as I do has been fantastic. We make it our priority to understand our customers, their business needs and their objectives; thereby ensuring we’re in the best possible position to close loans quickly and efficiently.”