October 26, 2017
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Movers and Shakers
Coleman Movers & Shakers — Vinny Muratore Named President of Stone Bank’s SBA Division
Vinny Muratore Named President of Stone Bank’s SBA Division
Marnie Oldner, Stone Bank CEO said “Our SBA division, headed by this professional who is so respected in the government-guaranteed loan industry, will allow our bank to continue its profitability and growth plans by originating millions of dollars of loans in Arkansas and around the country while building a community bank presence in Mountain View, White Hall, Little Rock, and Harrison.”
Vinny has over 40 years of commercial and SBA financing experience, having served as Senior VP of Newtek Business Services, Regional Marketing Director and Vice President for the Treasure Coast, South Florida and Tampa/St. Petersburg regions for Florida First Capital. He was also Regional Director for Zions Bank for the State of Florida and Mid-Atlantic Regions. Vinny was a Founding Director of Flagler Bank, a former Director of Gulf Coast Business Finance, and a former VP of SBA Lending at Comerica Bank. He currently serves on NAGGL as a member of the Secondary Loan Committee. Also serves as the Region IV Liaison Committee for NADCO.
Muratore also serves as Director of the Florida Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders and Board member of the Florida Association of Mortgage Professionals.
Seacoast Commerce Bank Names Joseph Cowles SVP for Oregon Market
“Joseph is an outstanding addition to our SBA Team and will enhance our presence and success in the state of Oregon. He has advocated for small businesses in the past and will continue to be very successful in working with small business owners who want to buy, construct, or refinance their own facility,” says David H. Bartram, Senior Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and SBA Division Manager.
Joseph has over nine years of proven success in working with small businesses as a SBA Business Development Officer. Cowles past experience includes being in a similar position with US Bank and prior with Evergreen Business Capital. Previously, he spent ten years in corporate sales with American Express and Coca-Cola Company.
Laura Petty Joins First Bank as BDO in North Carolina
“We’ve made it a point to only hire the best, and Laura represents exactly the type of expertise we look for at First Bank. We know you not only have to understand the intricacies of SBA lending, but you need to understand how tough it is for small business owners to manage everything the need to manage financially,” says Stephanie Dunn, National Sales Manager of First Bank.
“I’ve spent many years in the SBA industry and being a part of one of the most experienced teams in the country is an honor. I love helping business owners achieve their dreams and we’re doing just that at First Bank,” says Laura.
Laura has over 12 years of sales and marketing experience in banking and lending.
Ed Schultz Joins U.S. Bank’s Wisconsin SBA Team
“We are fortunate to have someone of Edward’s extensive and diverse background in the Wisconsin market,” says Robert Einstein, vice president and Midwest regional manager for U.S. Bank’s SBA Division. “Edward brings to U.S. Bank a strong presence, having worked in the Wisconsin market for many years. We are very excited to have him join the SBA team.”
Ed has more than 26 years of combined experience in finance and business development, and holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration in Finance from University of Hawaii.
Schultz has been actively involved in the community, having previously served as the WB&T Chilton Advisory Board President as well as on various boards in Appleton for the United Way, Rotary and Chamber of Commerce Business Development Committee.
Upcoming SBA Lending Professional Industry Events
USDA Rural Development Lenders Meeting, December 7, 2017 Washington, DC
Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, March 7-9, Asheville