Coleman Movers & Shakers — Scott Cisneros, Brad Bunt, Elisabeth Williams, Ken Martin

August 8, 2019

By Caity Witucki
Contributing Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Scott Cisneros, Brad Bunt, Elisabeth Williams, Ken Martin,  Erik Rajek

Union Bank Announces the Hiring of Scott Cisneros

Scott Cisneros joins Union Bank with 15 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has an associate degree in Business Administration and Liberal Arts from Sierra College and a California Real Estate License. Cisneros is Treasurer of the Placer County Farm Bureau and a member of the Rotary Club. He is married with two children.

“We are excited to have Scott bring his talent and expertise to better serve our clients,” says Steve Doss, Director and National Sales Manager for Union Bank. “His experience in business banking and SBA lending and his knowledge of the Sacramento market make him a great asset for our clients and the bank.”

“I look forward to working closely with Didi, Steve, and the rest of the bank’s terrific team of lenders to continue serving our customers and supporting their success,” says Cisneros.

Regions Bank Hires Brad Bunt as New SBA Commercial Banker

Bunt has nearly three decades of experience with SBA lending and previously served as Director of the North Central Texas Small Business Development Center.

“Brad’s extensive SBA knowledge, his industry experience and his commitment to excellence make him a natural fit for the role of SBA Commercial Banker for Regions Bank. He is a highly regarded and recognized leader in the SBA community for the partnerships he has established with small business owners,” says Chad Cargile, Commercial Banking Executive and Market Executive for Tyler and Longview, Texas.

Elisabeth Williams Named VP of SBA 504 Lending at SomerCor

Elisabeth (Lis) Williams joins Chicago-based SBA Certified Development Company, SomerCor, as vice president of SBA 504 Lending.

“We are thrilled to have Lis on board. She is a proven leader in the SBA 504 market and is a key addition to our talented lending and sales operations,” says Manny Flores, president and CEO of SomerCor. “Her background as an entrepreneur and deep understanding of the SBA 504 loan program strengthens our trajectory for accelerated and sustainable growth. Lis will be instrumental in helping us further diversify our business relationships while also enhancing our customer and lending partner experience.”

“I am excited to join talented and committed professionals who work as a team to deliver quality service for entrepreneurs and lending partners,” says Williams. “The SomerCor mission to provide small businesses access to capital strongly resonates with me, and I look forward to helping expand our footprint throughout Illinois to grow more businesses and create more jobs.”

CIT Names Ken Martin Managing Director of Small Business Solutions Unit

Martin joins CIT from Berkshire Bank (formerly Savings Institute Bank & Trust Company) where he most recently served as a regional president. At CIT, Martin will lead the strategy and operation of the digital small business financing department.

“Ken is a seasoned commercial banker, strategic leader and collaborative partner,” says CIT Business Capital President Mike Jones. “I’m pleased to have him join the CIT team to lead the next chapter of our growth in serving small business customers across the country. Ken is a proven executive who also prioritizes customer, colleague and community engagement, which is core to our culture at CIT.”

First Business Bank Promotes Erik Rajek

First Business Bank, part of the First Business Financial Services, Inc., family of companies, is pleased to announce the promotion of Erik Rajek to the position of Director of SBA Credit.

Erik joined First Business in 2018 as an SBA Business Development Officer. In his new role of Director of SBA Credit, he will manage the SBA credit underwriting process and the SBA underwriting team.

Prior to First Business, Erik gained 10 years of credit management experience with his most recent position of Credit and Government Guaranteed Lending Manager. In 2016, he was recognized as one of the Wausau region’s “20 Under 40.”

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

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

NADCO, October 15-18, Nashville

NAGGL, October 28-30, New Orleans

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference, November 11-13, Bellagio Hotel, Las Vegas