January 4, 2022

Delaney Sexton
Contributing Editor

Nominations for Coleman’s 2022 SBA Lender Professional Awards will remain open throughout the week but will be suspended at the end of this week unless extra time is requested. We are accepting nominations through Survey Monkey or by contacting delaney@colemanreport.com. The name of the nominee, the company they are employed at, and a paragraph-long statement or testimonial are requested for each nomination.

All nominating statements and/or testimonials should address why the nominee should be honored and how the nominee has made a positive impact on SBA lending and the small business community. Any nominating statements and testimonials should be emailed to delaney@colemanreport.com.


The nominations are open for outstanding SBA lending professionals in the following categories:

Lender Award Nominations

• Main Street Lender of the Year

• PPP Lender of the Year

• SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year

• SBA 504 Lender of the Year

• Rural SBA or USDA Lender of the Year

• Mission-Based SBA Lender of the Year

• SBA Secondary Market Person of the Year

• SBA Business Development Officer of the Year

• SBA Woman Lender of the Year

• Emerging SBA Lender of the Year (Under 40)

Company Award Nominations

• SBA CDFI of the Year

• SBA Best Podcast of the Year

• SBA Best Marketing Campaign of the Year

• SBA Best Social Media Campaign of the Year

• SBA Best Fintech Lender of the Year

• SBA Best Export Lender of the Year

Here are the previous winners for Coleman’s 2020 SBA Lending Awards:

Coleman 2020 Main Street Lenders of the Year
John Kropf – Growth Capital Corporation
Tareasa Harrell – Signature Bank of Georgia

Coleman 2020 Woman Lender of the Year
Merri Adams – CDC Small Business Finance

SBA 504 Lender of the Year
Tim Souther – Capital Partners CDC

Coleman 2020 Mission-Based Small Business Lender of the Year
Gary Holmquist – Community Reinvestment Fund, USA

Coleman SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year
Paul Pickhardt – Countybank

Coleman Rural Small Business Lender of the Year
Scott Sailors – Nebraska Economic Development Company, CDC

2020 Coleman Emerging Leader Awards for Small Business Lending Professionals
Matt Craig – Fountainhead Commercial Capital
Shay Mora – FranFund, Inc.
Javier Jorge – Pilot Bank
Daniel Pische – First American Bank
Chris Levy – New York Business Development Corporation

Coleman 2020 SBA Secondary Market Person of the Year
Mary Mims – Signature Bank

Coleman 2020 Business Development Officers of the Year
Jimmy Jarrell – TD Bank
Edward Tuvin – City First
Jason Stewart – Hometown Bank
Paul T. Long – Timberland Bank
Maria Lawson – Touchmark National Bank

Past Winners:

Coleman’s 2019 SBA Lending Awards

Coleman’s 2018 SBA Lending Awards