Coleman Movers & Shakers — Tammy Youst, Ana Saginian, and Brad Cantrell

August 15, 2019

By Caity Witucki
Contributing Editor, Coleman Movers & Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers — Tammy Youst, Ana Saginian, and Brad Cantrell

Tammy Youst Promoted to President of the SBA and USDA Department of Centennial Bank

“Tammy has done a great job assembling and managing a group that performs an important function for Centennial Bank, and I am pleased to be able to acknowledge those accomplishments,” says Keven Hester, EVP/Chief Lending Officer Home BancShares.

Youst has over 20 years of experience in lending. She is a FGCAR Alliance Partner, CCIM Alliance Partner/Sponsor, and a recipient of the SBA Award for Financial Advocate for Small Businesses. She resides in Tampa Bay FL, is active with the Tampa Bay Chamber of Commerce, and enjoys playing golf.

Union Bank names Ana Saginian to SBA BDO position

“I am pleased to welcome Ana, an experienced SBA Business Development Officer, to Union Bank,” says Steve Doss, Director and National Sales Manager for Union Bank. “She is a great addition to our Los Angeles Lending team and her expertise in new business development with a focus on SBA Lending in the Los Angeles market will be a valuable asset as we continue to strategically grow our organization.”

“I love helping business owners achieve their dreams,” says Saginian. “As a seasoned BDO, I know all the pitfalls and can navigate my borrowers around them. Seeing each deal come together and my ability to craft it , structure it, and see it be successful makes me passionate in what I do. I want to make sure the experience is great for every borrower and I am confident that with the help of our exceptional team at Union Bank, this is achievable.”

Ana Saginian joins Union Bank as an SBA Business Development officer with over 18 years of direct SBA lending experience. Saginian has a master’s degree in Business Administration from California State University Northridge. She is married with three children, is fluent in Armenian and Farsi, and traveling and painting.

Brad Cantrell joins Countybank as VP, SBA Business Development Officer

“We are pleased to welcome Brad to Countybank’s SBA team,” says Paul Pickhardt, Senior Vice President, SBA Lending Manager at Countybank. “His expertise in credit and business management make him a perfect fit for this leadership role.”

“Brad is joining an already exceptional SBA team and will undoubtedly help us continue to grow as an organization,” says Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Countybank. “We look forward to utilizing his skills to better serve Countybank’s customers and build lasting relationships across all markets.”

Cantrell has served in executive-level credit roles for over 14 years. He holds a Master’s degree in Applied Economics from Clemson University and a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Business Economics from Francis Marion University. As VP, SBA Business Development Officer, Cantrell is responsible for developing and structuring loan opportunities for SBA-eligible small and medium sized businesses.

Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events

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