Coleman Movers & Shakers — Sandy Willison, Steven Brown, Richard Aiello

December 26, 2019

By Caity Witucki
Contributing Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Sandy Willison, Steven Brown, Richard Aiello

Sandy Willison Joins First Business Bank

First Business Bank, a division of First Business Financial Services, Inc. welcomes Sandy Willison as their new Director for SBA Closing.

Sandy Willison joins the SBA team at First Business Bank with more than 25 years of experience. She is passionate about helping small business owners achieve their goals through SBA lending, and is focused on effective internal operations with a goal of providing a positive, professional client experience.

Prior to First Business Bank, Sandy held various senior management positions in SBA Closing at several financial institutions.

Seacoast Commerce Bank Hires Steven Brown as SBA Business Development Officer

Steven Brown joins Seacoast Commerce Bank as Senior Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer. Mr. Brown will be serving Seacoast at its Cincinnati branch.

Brown joins Seacoast with over 20 years of small business lending experience, including both conventional and SBA loan programs.

“We are very excited that Steven has decided to join our team. He has excellent analytical, organizational and communication skills and his commitment to develop quantifiable outcomes for his customers who want to own or improve their existing facilities will serve us well as we look to expand our business throughout the Ohio and Midwest markets,” says Don Mercer, Executive Vice President and SBA National Sales Manager.

Santa Cruz County Bank Hires Richard Aiello as new Regional Manager

Richard (Rich) Aiello has joined Santa Cruz County Bank as Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for the Salinas and Monterey Peninsula regions. The Bank is recognized as a top SBA and USDA lender in California.

“Santa Cruz County Bank is well known in the region and in the industry as a leading lender with exceptional financial ratings,” says Aiello. “I am extremely honored to join Santa Cruz County Bank. I look forward to contributing to the Bank’s expansion efforts in the Salinas and Monterey Peninsula regions and continuing to deliver banking services to meet the needs of individuals and businesses along the Central Coast and Salinas Valley. Santa Cruz County Bank’s extensive knowledge in USDA and FSA lending will especially benefit the predominant growers and agricultural businesses in this region.”

“Rich is a well-known banker and commercial lender throughout the Salinas and Monterey area. His understanding of relationship banking is a perfect fit with Santa Cruz County Bank’s unique style of doing business for the long term through relationship and community building,” says Fred Caioccia, Executive Vice President and Regional Credit Officer. “His experience and skills for developing long term relationships with borrowers and depositors and the community at large are an asset to the Bank. We look forward to Rich’s contributions to the Bank’s expansion in the Salinas and Monterey regions and to serving the community in the years ahead.”

Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events

2020 SBA Secondary Market Summit, January 8, 2020, Washington DC

2020 America West Roadshow: Stop #1, February 6-7, Denver, CO

Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, March 18-20, Asheville NC

MALC 2020, April 20-22, League City, TX

America East Small Business Lenders Conference, August 12-14, Baltimore, MD

Music City Lenders Conference, August 19-21 (Tentative), Nashville, TN

FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference September 16-18, Orlando, FL

KY SBA Lenders Conference, November 14-15, Louisville, KY