Coleman Thursday’s Movers and Shakers

January 8, 2015

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Thursday’s Movers and Shakers

While the column has been quiet the last two weeks due to Christmas and New Year’s industry moves haven’t slowed down! I’ll get you caught up in the next couple of weeks.

Hanmi Celebrates Opening of Northern California SBA Loan Production Office

CEO C. G. Kum says, “Northern California is a strategically important area for business. It is our hope that customers in this area will find even more convenience through the addition of this loan center on top of our existing branches. In addition, with the acquisition of UCB, we will aggressively market to our widened multi-ethnic customer pool.”

A total of 50 guests attended the grand opening ceremony, including the San Francisco Consulate General Dong Man Han, President of the Federation of Korean Associations USA Angela Chung Soon Lee, leaders of the S. F., Silicon Valley, and Monterey Korean American Federations, and Indo-Pakistani community leaders.

Hanmi Bank now has a total of 5 LPO’s in Seattle, Dallas, Virginia, Colorado, and Northern California, and 49 branches across 7 states.

BayCoast Bank names June D. Goguen Vice-President/Commercial Lending Officer

Says Nicholas Christ, President and CEO of BayCoast Bank, “We are very pleased to welcome June to our BayCoast family. As we continue to expand in the commercial lending arena, we know that June’s experience and talent will be of tremendous benefit to the customers we serve.”

She comes to BayCoast Bank with more than 22 years of experience in banking, and 15 years as a Vice-President/Commercial Loan Officer. Most recently, she was Vice-President/Commercial Lending at Bridgewater Savings Bank, and before that, Vice-President/Commercial Lending at Eastern Bank. Ms. Goguen’s resume also includes serving as a Project Manager for the state’s Department of Economic Development’s Office of Business Development (MOBD).

shanemazbanianShahe Mazbanian Joins SBA Lending Team for Union Bank Business Banking

“We are excited to have Shahe join our growing SBA lending team,” says Managing Director Didi Hakes. “His financial industry experience and strong SBA lending background will be an asset in enhancing existing client relationships and building new ones with business owners throughout the Greater Los Angeles region.”

Prior to joining Union Bank, Mazbanian was a business development officer at City National Bank, where he focused on centers of influence and new business acquisitions. He also worked at Bank of America as an SBA and credit solutions specialist focused on SBA 504 and 7A loan origination.

Starfield & Smith, P.C. Elects Katie O’Brien and Jeffrey S. Feldman to Its Partnership

Katie O’Brien concentrates her practice in the areas of commercial lending, real estate and commercial contracts, and she has extensive experience in the areas of government-guaranteed lending and financing. She has closed hundreds of commercial finance transactions, from start-up business transactions to complex real estate and business acquisitions.

Jeffrey Feldman concentrates his practice on representing clients in a wide variety of business-related disputes in the state and federal courts of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has more than 17 years of experience as a civil litigator and trial attorney, and he has received the highest possible rating, AV® Preeminent™, from Martindale-Hubbell. He was selected for inclusion in Super Lawyers-Pennsylvania in the area of Business Litigation in 2014 and 2013.

Upcoming Small Business Lending Conferences

2015 Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, February 23-25, Augusta, GA
National Alliance of Commercial Loan Brokers Annual Commercial Loan Broker Conference, March 8-10, Las Vegas
NAGGL SBA Lending Technical Conference, May 5-7, San Antonio, TX
2015 FLAGGL Annual Conference, September 16-18, Orlando, FL