Coleman’s Thursday Movers and Shakers

August 14, 2014

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

Bob Coleman and Tom Wallace Discuss the November Elections

square1bank Scott Coleman Joins Square 1 Bank as VP and BDO in Georgia

“We are excited to bring Scott on board as we continue to grow our team,” says Brad Turner, senior vice president and leader of Square 1 Bank’s SBA group. “Scott brings tremendous experience in SBA and commercial (banking) lending, and with his arrival we have expanded our ability to fund the growth of small businesses all along the East Coast – from New York to Miami.”

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michaelongMichael R. Ong Joins Focus Business Bank as Executive Vice President, Chief Credit

Chairman and CEO Richard Conniff says, “On behalf of the board of directors and management team, we are fortunate to have someone of Mike’s experience to manage the Bank’s loan portfolio. His years in banking, extensive background in credit administration and intimate understanding of the San Jose business environment provide the Bank with the leadership necessary to continue to grow in a safe and sound manner. His experience managing middle market lending groups combined with his time as a chief credit officer in successful business banks will help guide the Bank to the next level.”

Mike say, “I’m excited to be part of the management team of Focus Business Bank.The bank’s relationship managers are one of the most experienced and knowledgeable teams of business lenders in the Bay Area. I’m looking forward to working with this group of professionals providing customized financing solutions for our clients.”

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Colorado National Bank Receives PLP

Grats! to Executive Vice President Pam Scott who says, “We are excited to announce we just received PLP Authority! Colorado National Bank is a small shop with just me, a BDO, a Sr. CU, packager and servicing manager. That’s it just fivefolks for now but with PLP we are excited to start expanding and growing our volume and team!”

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Upcoming Small Business Lending Conferences

Mid-America Lenders Conference, August 18-20, San Antonio
Build Northeast Conference, September 7-9, Worcester, MA
ASBDC Annual Conference, September 9-12, Grapevine, TX
SBA International Trade West Coast Roundtable, September 17, Los Angeles
Florida Small Business Lenders Conference, September 17-19,  Orlando
Innovative Finance Delivery for Small Business, September 23-24, Las Vegas
Boefly Franchise Lending Spotlight Conference, October 1, Philadelphia
NAGGL 2014 Annual Meeting, October 28-30, Huntington Beach
American Banker/RMA Small Business Banking Conference, November 19-21, Miami
Coleman’s 7th Annual SBA Secondary Market Forum, December 2, Washington D.C.
Coleman’s 15th Annual Rural Lender’s Roundtable, December 3, Washington D.C.
2015 Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, February 23-25, Location TBA