Thursday’s Movers and Shakers


September 26, 2013

By Bob Coleman
Editor, Coleman Report

Capital Access Network Appoints GE Capital Veteran As Its New CFO

Capital Access Network, Inc. (CAN), the largest and most-experienced small business finance specialist, has appointed GE Capital Veteran Shiladitya (“Shila”) Ray as the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Ray succeeds former CFO Daniel DeMeo, who is now CAN’s Chief Executive Officer.

“Shila is a top-notch executive who possesses the experience, discipline and training instilled in the well-known GE financial and accounting executive leadership program,” said CAN CEO DeMeo. “His experience will be an important asset to us as we continue into our next phase of growth. We’re excited to have him as a member of the CAN executive team.”

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ASBA and SBA Honored Small Business Week Award Winners at the 20th Annual Enterprise Business Award

The U.S. Small Business Administration has announced its Arizona winners for the annual Small Business Week awards honoring small business champions and entrepreneurs. Winners were recognized for their contributions to the Arizona economy at the Arizona Small Business Association’s (ASBA) 20th Annual Enterprise Business Awards Luncheon on May 16 at The Phoenician Resort in Scottsdale.

Arizona Financial Services Champion of the Year

This year’s Financial Services Champion is Jeff Mizukami, Senior Vice President and Senior Commercial Loan Officer with Horizon Community Bank (HCB) in Lake Havasu City. Jeff has been with HCB since December 2010 as head of the SBA Lending Division.

For the past 15 years of his 25 year banking career, Jeff has specialized in government guaranteed lending programs such as those offered by the Small Business Administration and U.S Department of Agriculture. Typical client industries include professionals, hospitality, industrial, manufacturing and retail businesses.

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Small Business Lending Conference Update

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

Restaurant Finance & Development Conference November 4-6

Where Main Street Meets Wall Street, 6th Annual SBA Secondary Market Forum, December 3, Washington D.C.

14th Annual Rural Lender’s Retreat, December 4, Washington D.C.

Coleman’s 3rd Annual Fresno SBA Loan Servicing Workshop, December 9, Fresno

Coleman’s 5th Annual Herndon SBA Guaranty Purchase Workshop, January 23, 2014, Herndon

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

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