Daily News: August 14, 2014

Square 1 Bank Expands Small Business Lending Group

Square 1 Bank announced that Scott Coleman has joined the bank’s small business lending group as vice president and business development officer. Based in Atlanta, Coleman will focus on business development efforts throughout Georgia and the greater Southeast.

Coleman joins Square 1 Bank with more than 15 years of experience in financial services. Throughout his career, Coleman has advised small business owners in the areas of SBA lending, commercial real estate and equipment finance. During this time, Coleman has served in a variety of business development roles, including positions at Onyx Capital Group, Banco Popular, IBM and most recently, Quantum National Bank.

Square 1 Bank holds SBA Preferred Lender status, a designation reserved for only the most active and expert lenders. Under the SBA’s Preferred Lenders Program, Square 1 Bank has delegated authority to approve loans, resulting in faster service to local small business owners in need of capital. Square 1 Bank SBA loan options include the 7(a) and 504 programs.

“We are excited to bring Scott on board as we continue to grow our team,” said Brad Turner, senior vice president and leader of Square 1 Bank’s SBA group. “Scott brings tremendous experience in SBA and commercial (banking) lending, and with his arrival we have expanded our ability to fund the growth of small businesses all along the East Coast – from New York to Miami.”