September 10, 2019
By Caity Witucki
Contributing Editor, SBA Hot Topic Tuesday
SBA Hot Topic Tuesday — Third Generation SBA Lender
Derrick Burge, who is learning the SBA program presently, will be the third generation in his family to work in the Small Business lending industry. He is currently studying economics at Ivy Tech in Indiana and plans to graduate in 2020.
His grandfather, Wayne Evans, is a retired SBA lender and business owner. Wayne founded Small Business Lending, a consulting firm, in 1982. Small Business Lending has provided both lenders and borrowers with expertise in government and conventional small business financing. They have done over 130 SBA loan packages for Wells Fargo and received PLP status. Before retiring, Wayne also started the Bay Area Association of Government Guaranteed Loans (BAGGL) and lead SBA lender training seminars.
Now that Wayne has retired, any business he gets goes to Derrick’s uncle, Brian Evens. Brian is an SBA officer at Technology Credit Union in San Jose, California. He has over 25 years of experience in commercial lending and specializes in SBA loans.
When Derrick graduates, he hopes to follow in his grandfather and uncle’s footsteps. His immediate goal is to work as an accountant for a bank while his grandfather and uncle train him in SBA rules and procedures. Under his family’s guidance, Derrick will start by packaging loans and hopes to eventually work his way up to closing his own deals.
Derrick says, “My grandfather and uncle have both been very successful in their careers, so that is what I aspire to do too.”