October 4, 2018
By Mary Miller
Contributor, Coleman Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers – Tareasa Harrell, Tony Wagner, Patrick Appleton
Tareasa Harrell Appointed Senior Vice President and Managing Director of SBA Lending at Signature Bank of Georgia
“As a well-respected Lender, Tareasa has built a long history as a top performer in SBA lending and is going to play a major role in our growth strategy. With numerous community bank acquisitions over the last 18 months by out-of-state financial institutions, Signature remains a strong, well capitalized community bank. The distinctly different experience comes with lending experts dedicated to borrowers who value local decision makers,” says Steve Reagin, Chief Lending Officer.
In her new role, Tareasa will oversee production and management of the SBA Preferred Lender function. Harrell has extensive knowledge and experience in various SBA and USDA lending programs, in addition to her leadership and production roles in the Government Guaranteed Lending industry.
She holds a Bachelor of Science in Organizational Management from Oakland City University. Most recently, she served as EVP and Chief Lending Officer for a community bank in Metro Atlanta.
Tony Wagner Joins Harvest Small Business Finance, Florida
“Tony adds a tremendous presence to our Florida team,” states Adam Seery, Managing Director, Chief Origination Officer for Harvest.
Tony brings over 15 years of experience in the financial industry to Harvest. Leveraging his commitment to entrepreneurs and small business development, he has successfully provided financing for owner-occupied commercial real estate, business refinancing, expansion and acquisitions, start-up financing and partner buy-outs.
Tony has strong community ties as demonstrated by his involvement with the Tampa Bay area Chamber of Commerce and serving on the Board of Directors for Paddle Board Against Cancer.
Patrick Appleton Joins Harvest as Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer, Midwest Region
“Patrick is a great addition to Harvest. His passion and experience adds tremendous value to our team in the Midwest Region,” says Todd Massas, Managing Director, Chief Origination Officer for Harvest.
Patrick joins Harvest with almost two decades of experience in the financial services industry. He has a successful, proven track record in commercial lending, real estate financing, treasury management and completion of several accredited SBA Lending Program courses.
Patrick completed undergrad studies at Purdue University and received a Master’s from Central Michigan University.
He is a volunteer with the Starfish Initiative program and serves in a leadership role with the American Heart Association. He resides in Carmel, Indiana with his wife and three children.
Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events
Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference 2019, March 13, 2019, Asheville
America West Small Business Lending Summit 2019, June 11, 2019, Rancho Mirage
America East Small Business Lending Conference 2019, August 14, 2019, Mashantucket
Flaggl Small Business Lenders Conference, September 8, 2019, Orlando