Our relationship-driven, community focus means we develop long-term client relationships throughout our footprint and the United States. We are an SBAExpress, SBA Export Express and SBA 7a Preferred Lender (PLP), with the in-house expertise to assess your loan application and approve your loan. Basically, we work with you and your relationship manager from application to closing and beyond. It’s just common sense.

Our team is comprised of experts in Small Business Administration lending and has the knowledge to guide your business through the entire loan process. Contact one of our team to begin your journey.

Mark Abell
Senior Vice President, SBA Division Director
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Mark took over responsibility for the SBA Division of NBH Bank, a community banking franchise with locations across Colorado, Eastern Kansas, Western Missouri, and Texas in December, 2015. During his tenure at NBH Bank, Mark has focused on process improvements as the foundation for achieving greater success in SBA lending. His impact has been measurable with a significant increase in SBA lending across it's three brands: Bank Midwest, Community Banks of Colorado, and Hillcrest Bank. Prior to joining NBH Bank, Mark founded and managed another regional bank’s SBA Lending Division in Colorado and New Mexico from 2005 to 2015. Mark is a recognized thought leader and sought-after speaker on the topics of  PPP Loans, general SBA Lending, and in particular, Access to Capital, Exit Planning, Export Finance, and Real Estate Lending.

Under Mark’s leadership, Community Banks of Colorado was named SBA’s 2020 Startup and Job Creation Lender of the Year in Colorado. Mark was also recognized individually by the Colorado District Office of the SBA in 2011 as the Financial Services Champion of the Year - an award that can only be bestowed upon a lender once in recognition of his/her efforts supporting Small Businesses. He was named one of the Denver Business Journal’s Forty under 40 in 2008, a recognition of 40 local business leaders under the age of 40 “demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence and contributions to the community”.

Mark specializes in structuring SBA loan solutions to help growing businesses achieve their goals on projects of all sizes. He believes that whenever possible, SBA loans should be presented as options with their costs and benefits clearly identified. He recognizes that it is our clients that must ultimately understand their options and select the one that is best for their business.

Mark has helped companies ranging in size from $150,000 in revenues with 1 employee to $150,000,000 in revenues with over 300 employees. He has financed projects ranging from $25,000 to about $30,000,000.

Sean Avery
Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer
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Sean Avery has over 25 years of experience financing small businesses, with 20 years of that expertise in US Small Business Administration loan programs. At Community Banks of Colorado, Sean works with a seasoned team of SBA bankers to help Colorado’s small business owners successfully navigate the SBA loan process with minimal distraction from the pressing needs of managing their businesses and living their lives. Prior to joining Community Banks of Colorado’s SBA Division, Sean was a Senior Loan Officer with Colorado Lending Source, Colorado’s largest and most active SBA Certified Development Company. He has an extensive background in SBA real estate and equipment financing through the SBA 504 loan program, as well as expertise in SBA 7(a) working capital and business acquisition financing. His previous experience also includes equity raises for start-up companies; assisting in the sales of businesses; and fundraising and grant-writing for nonprofits.

Sean has spent most of his life in Colorado, attending high school and college in Colorado Springs. He makes his home in Denver, along with his spouse, two children and a revolving cast of pets.

Danny Lobina
Senior Vice President, SBA Sales Manager
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Danny Lobina serves as Senior Vice President - SBA Sales Manager for NBH Bank, operating as Bank Midwest in Missouri and Kansas, Hillcrest Bank in Texas, New Mexico and Utah, and Community Banks of Colorado in Colorado..  In this role Danny leads a team of SBA Business Development Officers that work with our Small Business and Commercial Bankers to identify and grow opportunities to utilize the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loan programs.  As a preferred Lender with the SBA, Bank Midwest is able to use all existing SBA loan programs and close the loans in house without further review from the SBA.  Prior to joining Bank Midwest, Danny was the Lead Lender Relationship Manager for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Kansas City District Office, administering the loan programs for Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri.  He developed and grew the relationships with over 1000 bank and non-bank financial institutions in the 89 county district.  He also served as the Northeast Regional Director of the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center, an SBA program that provides subsidized consulting services to small businesses.  He has been working with SBA programs for over 12 years.

Tyler Featherston
Small Business Administration Business Resource Officer
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Tyler Featherston joined the SBA team at NBH in late 2018. In that time, Tyler has helped small business owners around the Colorado footprint with financing requests such as: Owner Occupied real estate, start-up financing, and working capital needs. Tyler’s expertise falls in line with funding business acquisitions in all shapes and sizes. Tyler has helped businesses from $100,000.00 in revenue to businesses with revenues up to and exceeding $3,000,000.00. Tyler enjoys the challenges that buying a business brings and helps buyers get to the finish line, and ultimately help business owner’s dreams come true. Tyler is a part of some outside organizations such as CABI (Colorado Association of Business Intermediaries) and SCCB (Southern Colorado Commercial Brokers), where he looks to connect with centers of influence to help them get their prospective clients the financing they need.

Outside of the office, Tyler enjoys playing the game of golf, and if he is not at the office or at home, he is on the course. Tyler a native to Colorado enjoys typical native outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing and camping.

Megan Sheehan
Small Business Administration Business Resource Officer
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Motivated by the impact of small business loans on individuals, families, companies and communities, Megan shares clients’ excitement and sense of urgency to close their loans. As an athlete and sports fan, Megan sees parallels between the business loan process and a relay race: while everyone is eager to cross the finish line, we must balance speed, technique, and compliance so we don’t “disqualify.”

Megan’s experience include roles as an SBA Packager/Closer; an SBA Banker for a community bank; a Loan Officer for a non-profit Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”); an intern at the SBA Denver Finance Center; and an intern overseas FINCA International, a non-profit dedicated to providing responsible financial services that helps people build assets, create jobs, and raise their standard of living.

AJ Shaikh
Small Business Adminstration Business Development Officer
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Abdul-Jabbar (AJ) Shaikh started his commercial lending career in 2005. Most recently AJ joined Community Banks of Colorado with his focus on helping the local business community maximize their Banking opportunities.  He does this through beneficial debt restructures, financing working capital, financing commercial real estate and funding business growth. AJ thrives on helping business reach their goals no matter the company or project size utilizing the SBA 7(a) and 504 programs.

AJ moved to Colorado in 2005, embracing the Colorado lifestyle.  He enjoys everything outdoors. When he is not hiking or cycling, he enjoys cooking and spending time with family & friends. As an active member in the community, and serves on the Board of two local non-profit organizations.

Anita Boronkay
Small Business Administration Division Credit Manager
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Anita Boronkay is the SBA Division Credit Manager, and is responsible for managing the SBA Credit Team and Process, including Underwriters and Analysts.  Her responsibilities include training and execution for all stages of underwriting due diligence, including application package review, loan structuring, eligibility analysis, underwriting and approval processing.  She identifies credit strengths and risks and mitigates credit concerns through structuring and underwriting to support loan requests.  She works with clients and internal partners to insure the loan process flows as smoothly as possible, with the common goal of closing loans and meeting the customer’s financing needs. 

Anita’s banking career spans 20 years and includes a history of diverse positions in large metropolitan markets, and has also worked with smaller and rural markets.  Her experience includes consumer banking and lending, commercial, business and private banking financing, specialized lending in unique industry niches, most recently with over 5 years of specialized SBA lending.  She is familiar with requirements for both 7a and 504 loan products and can guide clients toward the most appropriate product for their unique situation.  Her lending experience ranges in deal size from individual loans as small as $10,000 to syndicated or participated transactions over $100 million.  She believes that no loan is too small to be important while recognizing the type and size of a transaction as well as the unique factors in each business entity impacts the underwriting process. 

Whether your financing request is large or small, for working capital purposes or to purchase a building or even a business, Anita can help structure your loan request and complete your application package to meet both the Bank and the SBA’s requirements.

Dan West
Small Business Administration Credit Analyst
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Dan is the SBA Credit Analyst.  Dan’s banking experience also includes working as the Credit Analyst in the Commercial Resolution Group at First Citizens Bank.  Dan brings a broad range of experience to his position at NBH which includes working as a Financial Analyst at Standard & Poor’s Compustat division, originating Sub-Prime mortgages and trading Sub-Prime mortgage portfolios.

Martin Snocker
Portfolio Manager
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Martin joined the Small Business Administration (“SBA”) Division of NBH Bank as a SBA Portfolio Manager in January, 2020. His responsibilities include evaluating the viability of prospective lending opportunities and the subsequent in-depth underwriting and analysis of the viable opportunities. Generally, underwriting focuses on the five C’s: Capacity, Character, Capital, Collateral, and Compliance. Using these as a foundation, Martin identifies both the strengths and weaknesses of the business opportunities in an effort to mitigate risks and ultimately reach a lending recommendation on the opportunities. He works with clients and internal partners to complete the process within NBH Bank and SBA policies while striving to help customers achieve their goals.

Martin is a financial services professional with a wealth of knowledge and experience. In addition to credit analysis and underwriting, he gained over ten years of experience in Treasury Services/Corporate Cash Management working at CoBank. He also has an extensive personal financial investments background having started his career as a Financial Advisor at Merrill Lynch.

Martin is a Colorado native having lived in the state the majority of his life. He and his family are avid outdoor enthusiasts. His wife has a long and distinguished career in the telecommunications industry while their two children are highly successful and recognized athletes and students.

Lindsay E. Powers, MBA
SBA Portfolio Manager
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Lindsey Powers serves business clients throughout the Colorado, Utah, and Kansas markets as a Portfolio Manager with the SBA division of NBH Bank. In this role, Lindsey works with our Small Business and Commercial Bankers to identify, grow, and underwrite loan opportunities within these communities and ensures the overall success of her assigned portfolios. Prior to transitioning to the SBA division, she developed her banking experience and skills as an underwriter focusing on Commercial & Industrial, Commercial Real Estate, and Private Banking loans. However, Lindsey has not always been in banking. As a small business owner herself, she developed a compassion and deep understanding for the challenges small business owners face. It is these traits that excite and motivate her to continuously provide the best service and individualized attention to every client she meets.

Lindsey is also dedicated to helping her community outside of work and enjoys volunteering with the Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute, Big Idea Project, and Hopekids. When she is not working or volunteering, you can find her in the mountains under the stars.

Kathy Mortensen
SBA Packaging and Closing Specialist

Kathy is a Packaging and Closing Officer with the SBA division.  She has 8 years of Experience Packaging and closing SBA loans.  Her passion is to help the small business community stay active and strong with existing small businesses to get what they need to keep their business profitable and for new businesses to open and create new job opportunities.

Kathy’s responsibilities include working with her Associates and our Clients collecting, reviewing and organizing documentation to meet bank and SBA requirements.  She submits the loan to the SBA for approval to close, prepare SBA closing documents in addition to working with the Loan Documentation Specialist in preparing bank closing documents.  Kathy is dedicated to providing excellent customer service and closing the SBA loans as quickly as possible.

Robert Cerminara
Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer
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With nearly 20 years of experience in banking and finance, I focus exclusively on providing financing solutions for business owners. Over my career, I have worked with companies ranging from start-ups to companies with over $100,000,000 in annual revenue from across all industries.

Utilization of the SBA’s 7A, 504, and Express programs allows my clients to achieve their financing needs with the competitive advantages of lower down payments and longer amortizations. This keeps their cash and working capital where it belongs, in their businesses!

My specialties include Business Acquisition and Partner Buyouts, Owner-Occupied Commercial Real Estate Purchases and Construction, Start-Up Financing, Business Expansion, Franchise Financing, Working Capital and Equipment and Debt Refinance.

I am able to assist clients in the states of Colorado, Texas, Utah, New Mexico, Kansas, Missouri, and more.

In my free time, I enjoy backpacking, fishing, golfing, and skiing as well as travelling with my family.

Lisa Findley
Small Business Administration Operations Manager
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Lisa Findley is the SBA Division Operations Manager for NBH Bank.  She has been with the bank for 14 years and has worked in the banking industry since 1998.  Lisa has worked in all phases of banking to include but not limited to the Teller Line, Commercial Loans and Special Assets to name a few.

In 2013, Lisa was pursued by the SBA Division Manager to join SBA and take over monitoring the loan portfolio. Currently, Lisa works to ensure all compliance requirements have been met in order to obtain an SBA Guaranty. She also oversees the SBA Packaging and Closing Specialists ensuring that all required documentation has been collected and completed prior to submission for approval to SBA, expediting the process from the beginning application stages through the closing stage.  Lisa works very diligently to ensure an efficient completion of the transaction and a satisfactory client experience has been achieved.

Additionally, Lisa’s responsibilities include managing the overall SBA Operations taking care to ensure the bank is in compliance at all times as well as being in compliance with the Small Business Administration.  She consistently works to establish and enforce quality control standards, servicing of loans and following up to ensure lien filings and releases have been completed where appropriate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lorrie Ann Jones
Small Business Administration Packaging & Closing Specialist
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Lorrie is a Packager & Closer Officer on the SBA Division Team. Her responsibilities are critical in ensuring that loan files are complete and all due diligence has been completed and that documentation meets the requirements of the SBA – Standard Operating Procedure and Lender’s Policies. She is meticulous in the SBA loan closing process, which helps the Lender mitigate risk while also going beyond what is expected of her to exceed client expectations.

She has more than 37 years of experience in the financial industry and loan documentation with progressive responsibilities, has trained staff and developed resources to ensure quality control of loans. Lorrie’s attention to detail has been an asset to various banking groups throughout her career, which has included Loan Collateral Specialist, Sr. Loan Documentation Specialist Lead Supervisor / Liaison, and most recently, a Sr. SBA Loan Documentation Specialist.  She welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other groups, in moving clients to closing and funding SBA Loans.

“Excited to Serve on the Elite - SBA Division Team of NBH Bank “

Susan Erving
Small Business Administration Packaging & Closing Officer
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Susan is a Packaging & Closing Officer with the SBA Division.  She has nearly 30 years of banking experience.  Her expertise lies within Loan Operations, Special Assets and Loan Administration.

As a Packaging and Closing Specialist, Susan’s job consists of gathering pertinent loan information and reviewing closing documents and forms to ensure accuracy and compliance within the Standard Operating Procedures and policies of the bank.  This requires a vast knowledge and understanding of SBA requirements, loan documentation and collateral documentation.

Positive interaction with the Client and Associates of the bank is key in obtaining the common goal of getting to the closing table. Susan takes pride and enjoyment knowing that she has an impact on a helping a small business on their path to success.

In addition, Susan’s previous roles include Loan Operations Manager, Loan Administration Manager, Government and Nonprofit Specialist and Executive Assistant.

Susan enjoys spending time with her family, socializing with others, community service activities with her church, cooking and traveling.

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