May 10, 2018
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Matthew Cloutier, Eddie Tuvin
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Movers & Shakers
Matthew Cloutier joins Countybank as VP, SBA Business Development Officer
“We are proud to welcome Matthew to Countybank in a position of leadership,” says Paul Pickhardt, Senior Vice President, SBA Lending Manager at South Carolina-based Countybank.
“The combination of his education and intensive involvement in the financial services industry will help enhance our already exceptional lineup.” “Matthew’s addition to the SBA Lending team will notably complement our expanding platform,” says Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. “We are looking forward to utilizing his skills to better serve Countybank’s customers and build lasting relationships across all markets.
Matthew is a graduate of Georgia State University with a Bachelor’s degree in History.
B-Local Mid Atlantic names Eddie Tuvin as board member and treasurer for Metro Washington, D.C., MD and VA Region
“Eddie has been recognized as a leader and expert in the area of small/mid-size business finance for over two decades,” says George Chmael, Chair of B-Local Mid Atlantic and Founder + CEO of Council Fire. “Since 1977 when he first commenced his work as a community activist to his expert testimony before the Senate Committee on Small Business & Finance, Eddie has been taking a stand to promote equality, diversity, and fair lending, all while promoting the art of doing good with business, which makes him a great addition to our board of like-minded, mindful directors”.
“At the end of the day, I return home feeling great about the business impact I am able to achieve thanks to my work with City First and what we do for our local communities”, says Eddie, “It is in my DNA to help others which makes me feel good about where I work from our teams’ collective impact.”
B-Local Mid Atlantic is a community of Certified B Corps from DC, Maryland and Virginia helping business people act on their purpose to achieve socio-economic and environmental impact. Certified B Corps are for-profit companies certified by the nonprofit B Lab® to meet rigorous standards of social and environmental performance, accountability, and transparency.
He is currently an executive with City First Bank, a unique CDFI certified as a B Corporation in Washington DC, where mission of loan request is given tremendous weight in the decision process.
Eddie received a MS degree and an MBA from the John Hopkins University Carey School of Business graduating, Summa Cum Laude. He is member of the board of Sitar Arts Center in DC, a co-founder and former Vice President of the Maryland Commercial Lenders Association, past Executive Director of The Main Street Initiative, and served three elected terms as a member of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Council of John Hopkins University.
Editor Note: Eddie is also known for the “Secret Handshake” video with President Obama at the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in 2010 hosted by Jay Leno.
Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events
SBA BDO Summit, May 21-23, Napa Valley
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America West, June 20-22, Costa Mesa
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FLAGGL Small Business Lenders Conference, August 20-22, Orlando
Early bird ends April 13th
TN Small Business Lenders Conference, September 12-14, Nashville
Early Bird Ends May 16th