Coleman Movers & Shakers – Tony Barengo, Kirby Morris, and Curt Marshall

February 23, 2023

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Coleman Movers & Shakers – Tony Barengo, Kirby Morris, and Curt Marshall

Tony Barengo Now Leading CDC Small Business Finance’s SBA 504 Loan Program

“Tony’s 17 years of experience in the 504 sector, coupled with his extremely strong technical expertise, makes him incredibly unique and valuable. We are very pleased to have him leading our 504 business and a team that is dedicated to understanding the needs of our customers,” says Raymond Guthrie, chief investment officer and head of capital deployment for CDC Small Business Finance, part of the Momentus Capital branded family of companies, which also includes Capital Impact Partners and Ventures Lending Technologies.

Tony Barengo has been promoted to the head of the SBA 504 Loan Program at CDC Small Business Finance, leading a team of 30 people focused on providing financing for small business owners who are looking to purchase commercial real estate. In Fiscal Year 2022, CDC Small Business Finance was the #1 504 lender in the United States, approving more than $592 million in SBA 504 loans.

Most recently, Barengo was senior vice president, credit manager for CDC Small Business Finance. He joined the company in 2005 after working at a pair of banks as a credit specialist and a commercial loan underwriter. Tony has been promoted several times at CDC Small Business Finance, beginning as a credit analyst and moving forward to roles such as senior credit analyst; credit administrator; and vice president, credit.

“I enjoy working with such great people — both our clients and my colleagues — and the mission of CDC Small Business Finance to provide entrepreneurs with access to affordable and responsible capital,” Tony says. “It’s a great feeling knowing that our financing is helping someone grow their business, employ more people and create a life they can control and enjoy. It’s all about helping people execute their vision for their future.”

Kirby Morris joins Acclivity Financial as SVP, Business Development

“We have an outstanding team with a growing reach in the industry,” says CEO and President, Danny Preston. “We are continuing to build steam and quickly climbing to $1 billion closed in SBA 7a loans since we opened our doors in July 2015. We are so pleased to continue that growth into the Midwest with Kirby, who is well-established and respected.”

Morris comes to the Acclivity team as a seasoned SBA professional with 15 years of experience in the industry. Based in St. Louis, MO, Morris has held similar roles with Midwest Regional Bank, Midwest BankCentre, Bank of America and US Bank. During his career, he has produced over $30 million in SBA and USDA loans.

“I’m delighted to be a part of Acclivity Financial,” states Morris. “It’s a cutting-edge organization lead by seasoned government lending experts and an outstanding management team. I am thrilled to be able to offer my clients the best terms, structures and turnaround times in USDA and SBA lending throughout the US.”

Curt Marshall Joins VI Bank as SVP, Branch Manager and Commercial Loan Officer

“Our partnership with the Salina community began with our investment in Bank VI in 2018. We plan to continue this partnership and investment in the community with the hiring of experienced local talent like Curt and growing from within with Jenell,” says Gene Dikeman, CEO of Plains State Bank and Bank VI.

Marshall comes to the bank with 30 years of community banking experience working closely with customers in the Salina area and across Kansas. Marshall is a Kanas State University graduate and an active and avid supporter of the Salina community. Some of those activities include serving on the Finance Committee for Child Advocacy and Parent Services (CAPS), serving as an auctioneer for local charitable benefit auctions, and serving as a local 4-H club leader.