August 6, 2015
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Movers and Shakers
Darren Davis has over 17 years’ experience in SBA and USDA lending. While at Fidelity Bank, he has originated over $100MM in SBA/USDA loans. He holds a Bachelors of Science in Finance from Miami University in Ohio. Darren is the preceding Chair for Georgia Lender’s Quality Circle.
“I have worked with Debbie in the past and have always been impressed by her competence and professionalism” says Gary Griffin, President and CEO of CGS. “We are looking forward to her bringing a whole new level of service to our portfolio management team!”
“We’re excited to welcome our new Assistant Credit Officer.” says Liz Chandler, Chief Credit Officer at CGS. “Robin’s banking and finance experience will be a good complement to our organization.”
“We are pleased to have Bart Baran join our growing team,” says Chris Hurn, CEO of Fountainhead. “He brings a wealth of experience and small-business savvy to our company, and we believe he will quickly begin helping many business owners realize significant savings and wealth creation through the 504 program.”
Adam Cheng Joins Celtic Bank’s SBA Lending Team
“Adam’s background in SBA and commercial loan underwriting and business development makes him a valuable addition to our team,” said Chris Nalley, Senior Vice President of SBA Lending at Celtic Bank. “We are excited to have Adam on board and look forward to increasing our SBA loan production in the Greater Houston area.”
Republican Greg Lopez, former SBA director, to run for U.S. Senate
Says Gregg Lopez, ““I think Colorado deserves a U.S. senator who is connected to the small-business community, understands how Main Street works and how to create jobs and will be a strong advocate for what’s in the best interest of the country.”
“I believe that Colorado is uniquely positioned to make a huge difference in how our country starts moving in the right direction.”
CEDF Names James S. Bzdyra President and CEO
Says James Bzdyra, “I’ve been involved with CEDF for many years and I am thrilled to assume the leadership role as President and CEO. I look forward to carrying on the organization’s important mission while continuing to grow the organization.”
Throughout his career, he has spent much time lending to and developing relationships with small businesses throughout the state. He has a thorough understanding of the needs of Connecticut’s low to moderate income small business owners and looks forward to meeting those needs.