SBA lender Celtic Bank announced the hiring of asset-based lending veteran Ralph Lewerenz as vice president of Business Development in Dallas, TX. His focus will be on the bank’s SBA Working Capital CAPLines Program.

Lewerenz has over 25 years of sales and senior management experience in the asset based lending and equipment leasing industry. Prior to joining Celtic he worked with ITT Capital Finance, Transamerica Financial, a subsidiary of Transamerica Insurance, and GE Capital.

“Ralph is an entrepreneur and has a deep understanding of what a small business needs to grow and be successful. He is an expert in asset-based loans and at helping business owners secure funding. We are extremely excited to have him join our team at Celtic Bank,” said Daniel Godfrey, VP of Asset-Based Lending at Celtic Bank.

Celtic Bank is a provider of small business loans, real estate and construction loans for customers throughout the country.