Fountainhead welcomed its newest commercial loan specialist, Elle Merkley. Based in Salt Lake City, Merkley will help America’s businesses secure the financing they need to grow and succeed with Fountainhead’s specialized SBA 7(a), SBA 504 and low LTV conventional loan programs.

Throughout Merkley’s 19 years of professional, commercial lending experience, she has worked with national banks, regional banks, community banks, nonbank lenders, certified development companies and fintechs to achieve multi-millions in funding for commercial borrowers nationwide. Passionate about helping others, Merkley effectively communicates, provides guidance and builds strong relationships with small business borrowers so that they feel taken care of and valued.

“Elle’s attention to detail, problem-solving skills and driven personality are a huge asset to our diverse and experienced team,” Chris Hurn, CEO of Fountainhead, said. “Her expertise will help Fountainhead stay true to our core tenants of speed, service, specialization and sincerity as we guide America’s small businesses on their path to success.”

“One of my grand joys is helping businesses secure the business loans they need,” Merkley said. “Together with the Fountainhead team, I’ll strive to make securing financing as efficient and simple as possible for our borrowers and referral sources. Business owners can focus on running their businesses and confidently trust us to be there for them to deliver the funding they need.”