April 21, 2016
By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman’s Movers and Shakers
Coleman’s Movers and Shakers Thursday — Suzanna Caballero Named SVP at Vantage Bank Texas
|Suzanna Caballero Named Senior Vice President of Small Business Lending at Vantage Bank Texas
“Suzanna is a recognized expert in small business SBA lending,” says Guy Bodine, President and CEO of Vantage Bank Texas. “Additionally, she brings a wealth of experience in the commercial lending area that I am confident will be beneficial to our current and prospective customers in San Antonio and South Texas.”
Suzanna has a long and distinguished career in finance and banking, most recently as President of Texas Certified Development Company where she was responsible for the expansion of SBA 504 lending throughout Texas. Her banking career includes significant experience in lending, sales, marketing, compliance, investments, government reporting and operations. She will office in San Antonio at the Vantage Bank Corporate Headquarters.
|Banc of California Adds Pattie Ehsaei as Senior Director, SBA Business Development and Marina Naya as Director, SBA Business Development
“We are excited to have Pattie and Marina join Banc of California to help lead the growth and expansion of our SBA Lending platform to serve clients across Southern California,” says Heather Endresen, Managing Director, SBA Lending. “Banc of California’s SBA Lending Division is focused on being the market leader in SBA 7(a) lending focused on M&A financing, and the addition of these two experienced professionals is key to our ability to expand the business with a broader reach to California’s entrepreneurs.”
Jeffrey Seabold, Chief Banking Officer, says “The addition of Pattie and Marina to the SBA Lending Division and the Banc of California team is a further testament to our position as the employer of choice for California’s top banking professionals. We continue to benefit from the addition of remarkable talent in our markets to support our growing depository and lending platforms. The addition of these experienced bankers to the SBA Lending Division is a key strategic addition to support the continued growth of SBA Lending in 2016.”
Pattie Ehsaei joins Banc of California from Union Bank where she served for 4 years, most recently as Director and Regional Manager of the Business Banking Division. Previously, Ms. Ehsaei served as Managing Director and Head of Business Development for GRID Partners, a boutique investment banking firm and also brings experience from Wells Fargo Bank where she worked for over 7 years in the Business Banking Division.
Atlantic Capital Bank Names Calvin Martin New Medical Financing Specialist for SBA Lending in Knoxville
“We are delighted to have Calvin as part of our talented team of lending experts. He brings a wealth of SBA knowledge and expertise to this role which will serve our clients well in the greater Knoxville market,” says Robert Baird, Head of Corporate Banking in Knoxville.
|Richard Gray retires as senior vice president and manager of Bank of American Fork’s SBA department.
Richards’ most rewarding experiences have been the times when he has been able to help someone achieve their dream of owning their business. Gray’s experience has made him an invaluable part of the bank’s SBA department and a great ally for the community. Gray was a branch manager at Barclays American Financial, manager of the SBA departments at Valley Bank and Trust, Key Bank, Draper Bank and Trust and then manager of Bank of American Fork’s commercial lending group and SBA department.
He is also a graduate of Pacific Coast Banking School. In addition to his work building the community through lending, Gray has spent countless hours doing volunteer work. He was a director, chairman and vice president for the Utah Micro Enterprise Loan Fund, volunteer presenter for SCORE (the largest national resource for free expert advice for small business owners), a member of the Utah State SBA Advisory Board, a volunteer for the Review Panel for United Way, a volunteer for the Minority Enterprise Development Week Steering Committee and the director and chairman of Kostopulos Dream Foundation.