Monday Movers and Shakers

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Movers and Shakers

Umpqua Bank Announces Hiring of Eric Wadley
And the Opening of SBA Loan Production Office in Salt Lake City, Utah

‘Eric is a great addition to our SBA Team and provides the bank a solid lending base in the Utah market. Eric has been an advocate for small business throughout his career and has been a consistent producer of SBA & USDA guaranteed commercial loans, specifically for the small business owner that wants to buy, construct, refinance or expand their own facility.’ says Joel Carey, SVP Umpqua Bank SBA Lending Division.

Adds Eric, ‘Umpqua Bank is an industry leading SBA and USDA guaranteed lending. I am pleased to be able to offer the same great service and SBA/USDA expertise to my valued network of relationships. Although I am physically based in SLC, Umpqua Bank is a nationwide lender and so I continue to welcome loan inquiries throughout the country. Our primary focus remains owner occupied commercial real estate but we also offer competitive products for non real estate transactions as well. I look forward to the opportunity to provide open Umpqua Bank’s first office in Utah.’

Paragon Announces Staff Changes Within Small Business Capital Group

Paragon Small Business Capital Group has hired Carolyn Taylor as a SBA Loan Closing Associate, and promoted Sylvia Bordeaux and Daniel Vo to Vice President

‘Carolyn’s knowledge and extensive experience with small business clients make her a strong asset to our growing Small Business Capital Group,’ says Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank.
‘Additionally, Sylvia and Daniel have been pivotal to our success, and their new roles will allow our team to further expand the comprehensive service offerings available to small business customers.’

Daniel Vo

Sylvia Bordeux

Carolyn Taylor

The Bancorp Welcomes Newest National SBA Lender to Austin, TX

The Bancorp’s Government Guaranteed Lending division is pleased to welcome Bob Hernandez as a Vice President, Business Relationship Officer.

Bob will be leading The Bancorp’s Franchise vertical. Bob has been in the SBA and commercial banking industry for approximately 35 years and offers small business owners extensive expertise in small business consulting and capitalization strategies.

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