Gabe Beukinga has been named president of Radius Bank’s Government Guaranteed Lending (GGL) division.
Beukinga joined Radius last year in a leadership position with the GGL Division. As president, he will expand his role to be responsible for all client acquisition and revenue-generating activities within the division.
All GGL business development officers will report to Beukinga, where he will be driving the strategic direction of client acquisition while focusing on executing plans to deliver profitable growth in SBA lending for GGL. Beukinga brings his 13 years’ experience in SBA lending, business development and executive management, and will continue to lead the direction of Radius’ participation in 7a, 504, and USDA’s B&I loan programs.
Beukinga will report directly to the bank’s Executive Vice President and National Director of Government Guaranteed Lending, Grant Skeens.
“We are excited to grow our GGL division under Gabe’s leadership,” said Skeens. “Since joining Radius, he has been a tremendous asset to the team, and we look forward to seeing this division thrive as he takes on this new and pivotal role.”
Before joining Radius, Beukinga was president of SBA Lending at HomeStar Bank, where he launched their SBA lending platform and built a team of eight, grossing more than $100 million in loans in its first two years. Prior to HomeStar Bank, Beukinga was a managing principal of RBS Finance where he assisted small businesses with debt advisory and consulting services.
Beukinga’s experience also includes an eight-year tenure at SomerCor504, , a Chicago-based financial services company specializing in Small Business Administration (SBA) 504 loans.