Thursday’s Movers and Shakers


September 5, 2013

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

DianeHeydenPacific Premier Bank Now Offers Nationwide SBA Lending

Pacific Premier Bank now offers SBA loan programs on a nationwide basis through its Premier Government Guaranteed Lending business unit. Diane Heyden, Senior Vice President and Government Guaranteed Lending Manager stated, “As an SBA National Preferred Lender, we can assist entrepreneurs and small business anywhere in the U.S. quickly and efficiently. In addition, we offer government guaranteed financing through the USDA’s Business & Industrial (B&I), Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) and other programs through our team of experienced SBA bankers.”

Heyden joined the bank in July 2012 to build and manage the Government Guaranteed Lending business unit for the bank. An industry veteran of over 25 years, she has managed SBA operations for other southern California community banks throughout her career.

BoeflyFranchiseLogoFranchise Lending Spotlight Conference
InterContinental, Buckhead – Atlanta, GA Oct 8th

The event provides unprecedented access to senior franchise executives who will share their growth strategy, unit economics, training and support systems as well as other key factors about their brand. Read More

  • Presenting Brands Include:
  • Papa Murphy’s Take ‘N’ Bake Pizza
  • Wild Wing Cafe
  • Del Taco
  • Planet Fitness
  • InterContinental Hotel Brands
  • BrightStar Care
  • Bojangles’
  • Fresh To Order
  • Tropical Smoothie Cafe
  • Huddle House
  • Great American Cookies
  • Burger 21

paulprickhardtPalmetto Bank Hires Paul Prickhardt to Head its SBA Loan Program

The Palmetto Bank announced Paul Pickhardt has joined the Bank to lead its SBA program

Pickhardt comes to The Palmetto Bank from another financial institution, where he was the top SBA 7(a) loan producer in the state of South Carolina for the past four years. He possesses over 11 years of experience of SBA marketing, selling and originating that followed a career in which he held several management positions in the manufacturing industry. In addition to previous involvement with the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce, he was an advisor for Upstate SCORE and was on the advisory board for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC). Mr. Pickhardt is a Vietnam Veteran who honorably served his country as a Captain in the U.S. Army.

Coleman Kirven, Commercial Banking Executive at The Palmetto Bank, said, “The addition of Paul to our diversified Commercial Bank line of business positions us to expand our SBA platform that we began in early 2012. Paul brings a unique blend of SBA specific expertise for our clients along with the real world experience of working in several private companies during his career. ”

Mr. Pickhardt stated, “This is a special opportunity to work with a team that is focused on clients and the communities in the Upstate of South Carolina. I am a dedicated and active advocate for small businesses given their substantial impact to our economy, and I look forward to helping clients of The Palmetto Bank achieve their goals.”

“I am excited about Paul’s arrival and look forward to providing our clients and communities with access to this valuable resource as part of our overall Commercial Banking line of business that also includes commercial and corporate banking,” said Kirven.

arkansascapitalArkansas Capital Corporation of Little Rock announced its Express 150 loan product for small businesses and startups.

Express 150 is a term loan for businesses seeking $50,000 to $150,000 in capital with a much faster and easier loan process than other forms of SBA guaranteed financing and with lower collateral requirements, ACC officials said in press release.

“Arkansas Capital is committed to expanding access to capital for small business and entrepreneurs in Arkansas,” said Jay Wisener, executive vice president, Arkansas Capital. “While Arkansas Capital has historically focused on larger loans, we recognized the need for smaller businesses to have access to working capital in a timely and efficient manner. Express 150 is a great product that will continue to meet Arkansas Capital’s mission of driving economic growth and job creation.”

Small Business Lending Conference Update

Second Annual FLAGGL Conference, Orlando, Sep 11-13

Franchise Lending Spotlight Conference, Atlanta, Oct 8

NADCO Western Tri-Regional Conference, Sedona October 21-23

American Banker Small Business Lending Conference, New Orleans, Oct 28-30

NADCO Region 1-7 Conference, Clearwater, FL, Oct 31-Nov 2

NAGGL Annual Conference, Palm Desert, Nov 5-7, Early Bird Rate Expires Tomorrow

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference November 4-6

Southeastern Small Business Lenders Conference, Reynolds Plantation, GA, Feb 9-11

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