Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

June 30, 2016

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

Guaranty Bank Announces the Hiring of New Chief Lending Officer H. Charles Puls
“Charley has an extensive background in community bank management and commercial lending and will be an excellent addition to our executive team. Eric and Micah are experts in their respective lending fields, and promoting them will allow for continued growth in these key areas as well as increasing our management depth to accommodate our future growth,” says Shaun Burke, President and CEO of Guaranty Bank.Additionally, the Bank promoted Eric Leonard to Senior Vice President, Senior Relationship Manager of Specialty Finance. The Bank also promoted Micah Scott to Senior Vice President, Small Business Banking Manager.
Thomas USAF Group Announces the Hiring of Michael Sammartino as Senior Vice President

Michael Sammartino has joined Thomas USAF Group as a Senior Vice President. Michael has been a government guaranteed lending specialist since 2001, closing over $225 Million in SBA and USDA guaranteed loans. What’s impressive is that Michael did this all on his own, formally as the Director of Business Development for Independent Bank in Rhode Island.

Nevada State Bank Promotes Megan Comfort to Vice President, SBA/Small Business Manager

“We are extremely pleased to have Megan taking the lead in small business and apply her SBA expertise to the team,” says Shannon Petersen, executive vice president and corporate banking manager for Nevada State Bank. “Small businesses are the lifeblood of the business community and her depth of experience and financial knowledge is critical to serving our clients.”

Salin Bank & Trust Company Announces SBA Preferred Lender Designation

“We are excited to be chosen by the Small Business Administration as a Preferred Lender with the SBA,” says James P. Alender, President & Chief Executive Officer of Salin Bank. “This illustrates the SBA’s continued trust in our ability to support Indiana businesses with their financial needs in a timely and efficient underwriting process.”