Coleman Movers & Shakers – Scott Bender, Diane Sinn, and Live Oak Bank SBA Team

September 8, 2022

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Scott Bender, Diane Sinn, and Live Oak Bank SBA Team

National Bank of Commerce Welcomes Scott Bender as SVP, Senior Commercial Banker

“Scott’s addition to the team will allow NBC to expand its presence in the Brainerd Lakes area, as well as the Western part of Minnesota. Scott brings with him a significant amount of commercial banking experience and we anticipate that his existing relationships, prior banking experience, and leadership will provide us with significant immediate growth across the region. We look forward to providing Scott with a platform that will allow him to continue and grow his already successful commercial banking career,” states Brad Roden, Chief Banking Officer.

With 17 years in banking, Scott comes to NBC with a great deal of experience. He spent his last 12 years as a commercial lender at Bremer Bank in Brainerd and before that was at Wells Fargo for five years. He attended the University of Minnesota Duluth where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business administration with an emphasis in finance and a bachelor’s degree in accounting.

“The opportunity to bring NBC’s services into the Brainerd lakes area is exciting. I look forward to cultivating relationships and growing loans. I’ve always been about great customer service, and I know that NBC has those same values,” says Scott.

Diane Sinn Joins the Bank of Monroe County as Vice President

“We are very pleased to have Diane join our team. Her experience and skills will help us continue to provide excellent service to our clients across our newly expanded footprint,” says Ron Stephens, CEO of Bank of Belleville.

Diane comes to Bank of Monroe Country with 26 years of banking experience including roles as branch manager, business development officer with a strong focus on business banking.

When asked why Diane wanted to join the Bank of Belleville family, she mentions, “when I started my career in banking, I worked for a community bank and enjoyed everything community banks have to offer. Bank of Belleville is truly focused on the community and their employees.”

Live Oak Bank Expands SBA General Lending Team with 10 New Hires

“We continue to build a phenomenal team of SBA lending experts who have deep market knowledge and broaden our reach across the country to get capital into the hands of America’s entrepreneurs,” said Huntley Garriott, president of Live Oak Bank. “This is an effort for Live Oak to deliver on its mission to be America’s small business bank and provide access to capital with our differentiated approach.”

Live Oak Bank, a subsidiary of Live Oak Bancshares, announces that 10 accomplished lenders have joined the bank’s General Small Business Administration (SBA) Lending team since the first half of 2022. The experienced lenders work with brokers, intermediaries, and individuals to support business acquisitions, partner buyouts and real estate purchases.

Lenders hired in the first half of 2022 include:
• Warren Baas based in Austin, TX
• Blake Cranor based in Wilmington, NC
• Kalen Foster based in San Diego, CA
• Jerry Gauthier based in New Jersey
• Megan Owens based in Alabama
• Aaron Riutta based in Portland, OR
• Addie Roberge based in Seattle, WA
• Nathan Sahar based in San Francisco, CA
• Kristen Spenceley based in Cincinnati, OH
• John Thwing based in Minneapolis, MN