Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

February 18, 2016

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman’s Movers and Shakers


“Myles is a strong addition to our growing team,” says Managing Director Didi Hakes.

“With his SBA lending background and general financial industry experience, he will help enhance service for our valued clients and work to cultivate new relationships with business owners throughout the Greater Los Angeles region.”

Myles has a decade of financial industry experience. Prior to joining Union Bank, he was a senior vice president at Spectrum Commercial Lending, where he focused on originating and managing owner-occupied commercial real estate loans, including conventional, SBA 504 and 7(a) loan products.

Thomas Koether Joins Fidelity Bank as a SBA BDO

Thomas S. Koether is a new Business Development Officer for Fidelity Bank and has over three decades of banking and SBA lending experience in the metro Atlanta area.

As a Business Development Officer, he is focused on assisting small business with their unique financial needs. He graduated from Kennesaw State University with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Marketing and he also earned an advanced banking degree from the Graduate School of Banking at Louisiana State University.

Freedom Mortgage Corporation Announces New Small Business Lending Subsidiary BIDCO, Inc.

“Homeownership and entrepreneurship are important to our nation’s economy. Freedom Mortgage will now be able to foster the American dream of entrepreneurship through Freedom Small Business Lending,” says Stan Middleman, president and CEO of Freedom Mortgage.

New Jersey-based Freedom Small Business Lending also plans to market its SBA loans through a Lender Service Provider agreement to community banks and credit unions all over the country. “We want to make our products and expertise available to local banks and credit unions that have established relationships with entrepreneurs and business owners in their markets,” Middleman adds. “The banks and credit unions gain access to our size and network, while their borrowers obtain the capital they need.”


CDC Oversight Symposium, March 3-4, San Diego

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

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

9th Annual SBA Export Lenders’ Roundtable, April 6, Washington D.C.

NAGGL SBA Lending Technical Conference, May 2-4, St. Louis

NADCO Spring Summit, May 22-25, Arlington, VA

Western Pennsylvania, May 23-24, Nemacolin Woodlands Resort, PA

America East, August 24-26, Philadelphia

America’s SBDC, September 19-22, Orlando

FLAGGL 2016, September 21-23, Orlando

NAGGL Annual Meeting, October 31-November 2, Scottsdale

NADCO Annual Meeting, November 7-10, San Francisco