Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

January 14, 2016

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

Coleman Movers & Shakers

Susan Kite promoted to Senior Vice President and Managing Director of SBA Lending at Signature Bank

“I am thrilled with the promotion and remain passionate about helping small businesses succeed,” Susan Kite says. “I have great respect for small business owners who have multiple ‘hats’ to wear. They are the backbone of our economy, and I count it a privilege to assist them. Signature Bank truly understands small businesses and we are ready to help them in a way I have not seen at other banks.”

“We take the time to get to know your business,” Kite says. “That way, we can determine what kind of loan will best suit your exact borrowing needs. Customers really seem to appreciate the experience and local decision-making we offer in the SBA loan arena – from retail operations and hospitality to professional services and manufacturing.”

“Susan’s leadership and the way her clients rave about her SBA capabilities makes her a natural for the job,” says Georgia-based Signature Bank President Freddie Deutsch.

Steve Walker Named Group Vice President and Senior SBA BDO at Signature Bank

“I was drawn to Signature’s philosophy of bringing highly personalized solutions to the table, says Steve Walker. “It’s rare these days to find a bank that really takes the time to get to know your business. Yet it’s by far the best way to determine what kind of loan will best suit your exact borrowing needs. Small to medium-sized businesses certainly appreciate the extra time and leg work we put in to help them expand while using their cash more efficiently.”

“We are excited to have Steven join our SBA lending team,” says Susan Kite, Managing Director of SBA Lending at Signature. “He brings over 30 years of banking experience to the team, along with a strong track record in commercial lending and five plus years in originating SBA loans.

Thomas Hurdman and Cesar Jimenez Join Northeast Bank’s Small Business Lending Division

Thomas Hurdman

Cesar Jimenez

“We are excited Thomas and Cesar have joined our SBA team in order to provide financing to small businesses across the nation,” says Rick Wayne, President and CEO. “Small businesses are critical to job creation and prosperity and we are pleased to be offering new capital to help them grow. Their experience in developing effective SBA lending solutions will be instrumental in helping the bank support the needs of current and prospective small business customers in the years ahead.”

Thomas Hurdman, based in Jacksonville, joins the bank from Celtic Bank where he was Vice President, Business Development Officer. Prior to this, he served as Vice President, Business Development Officer for Fidelity Bank.

Cesar Jimenez, based in Coconut Creek, Florida, joins the bank from Jimenez & Company, where he was the Director, Business Advisory Services. Previously he served as Vice President, Business Development for Sun American Bank.


2016 Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, March 6-8, Hilton Head

The Franchise Times Finance & Growth Conference, March 14-16, Las Vegas

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