California Bank of Commerce added small business banking leaders Maria Aberin and Karine Decker to its growing Emerging Business Division.

The Emerging Business team provides loans, lines of credit, deposit and cash management solutions to growing businesses that have achieved profitability. The division specializes in loans and lines of credit guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration, which provide longer terms and higher advance rates than conventional commercial loans.

“Maria and Karine have deep experience in building small business relationships and working with entrepreneurs and business owners to optimize their growth strategies and long-term financial needs,” Roxann Middleton Burns, executive vice president of Emerging Business, said.

Aberin is bringing 25 years of commercial and SBA lending leadership to her position as senior vice president. She has been serving the local business community in the South Bay and working with successful business owners and partners in this market since she started her career in banking. She is an alumna of the Wells Fargo formal credit training program

Decker joined the bank as vice president after 15 years of experience in small business lending, specializing in SBA loans. Prior to joining California Bank of Commerce, she served as a business development officer for various lending institutions in the Midwest before moving to the Bay Area in 2016.