Crestmark promoted Christopher Soupal to Crestmark executive vice president and Government Guaranteed Lending Division president.

“I am pleased to announce the promotion of Christopher to Government Guaranteed Lending Division president,” said Mick Goik, Crestmark president. “He has been a driving force in the growth of the division since its inception, and has helped to build an impressive and talented team. I have no doubt that his vision and tenacity will keep the division on the path to continued success.”

Soupal joined Crestmark in January 2014 as national sales director and was responsible for helping to launch the division, formerly named Crestmark’s SBA Lending Division, that same year. In 2015, he was promoted to first vice president; and in 2016, he was named senior vice president. While acting as national sales director, the division grew from its de novo launch to funding over $300 million in 2018. The division also became a Top 50 SBA lender and a top three USDA lender nationally; and grew from two employees to its current staff of 26.

Before joining Crestmark, Soupal was managing director for Stinson Street Opportunity Capital. He held positions as managing director at RedRidge Finance Group, director at Bridge Finance Group, vice president at ABN AMRO/LaSalle Debt Capital Markets and account executive at FINOVA Capital Corporation.