Coleman’s Movers and Shakers

August 19, 2015

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Movers and Shakers

movers081915-3Astoria Bank Hires Davi Tserpelis and Annarrisa Gajadhar

Says Stephen Sipola, executive vice president and Managing Director of the group, “We have a solid growth trajectory for our Business Banking Group. Adding new relationship managers is an important step toward furthering our commitment to Business Banking. Our relationship managers are on the front lines working with businesses to understand their needs and develop solutions – the relationships they build with our customers are what set us apart from other banks.”

movers081915-2Tim Souther Appointed Executive Vice President of SBA Lending of Capital Partners CDC

Barbara Benson, President of Atlanta-based Capital Partners, says “We are excited to bring on someone of Tim’s talent and experience in the industry to oversee our lending and business development effort.”

Tim has over 18 years’ experience in Banking, SBA and USDA lending. He has originated over $300MM in SBA 504 loans in his 10-year SBA 504 career. He holds a BBA Degree in Banking and Finance from The University of Georgia. Additionally, Tim is a former Chairman of the Georgia Lender’s Quality Circle and an active member of the Community Bankers Association of Georgia.

movers081915-1Deborah Herron Named Business Development Officer of Capital Partners CDC

Barbara continues, “Deborah’s combination of strong business development skills and an accounting background make her unique in our industry. She is a great advocate for small business.”

Deborah has over eight years’ of experience in the SBA 504 industry and has assisted businesses in their financing needs for the past 15 years. She holds a BBS in Finance and Accounting from The University of South Florida and is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in Florida and Georgia.