Seacoast Commerce Bank hired Joseph Cowles as senior vice president and Small Business Administration business development officer. He will be located in Eugene, OR.

Cowles has more than nine years of experience working with small businesses as a SBA business development officer. Cowles joined Seacoast’s SBA Division and will be helping small businesses facilitate the acquisition, development and refinance of their commercial real estate properties.

Cowles’ previously held a similar position with US Bank and Evergreen Business Capital. He spent 10 years in corporate sales with American Express and Coca-Cola.

“Joseph is an outstanding addition to our SBA team and will enhance our presence and success in the state of Oregon. He has advocated for small businesses in the past and will continue to be very successful in working with small business owners who want to buy, construct or refinance their own facility,” said David H. Bartram, senior executive vice president, chief operating officer, and SBA division manager.