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 topic of SBA Lending, and in particular, Access to Capital, Exit Planning, Export Finance, and Real Estate Lending.

Under Mark’s leadership, his prior bank was recognized as the Export Lender of the Year by the Colorado District Office of the SBA (2006). 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

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.

Michael Constant
Business Development Officer
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Michael first started as an SBA Business Development Officer in about 2013 with a regional bank and was promoted to SBA Manager in the Kansas City market.

Mike's current position at Community Banks of Colorado is an SBA Business Development Officer with base of operation in Raymore, Missouri.

Mike was a small business owner in the wholesale/retail petroleum industry in central Kansas for about 25 years before he and his wife moved to the Kansas City area in 2004. He was a business broker for a couple of years and currently holds a Missouri Real Estate license.

Tyler Featherston
Junior Business Development Officer, Small Business Administration
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Tyler Featherston joined NBH Bank in July of 2018. His current role is the, Business Resource Officer in the SBA Division. Tyler handles all SBA deals that are $350,000 and under. In that cap space he usually sees owner-occupied real estate loans, Express lines of credit, and business acquisitions. He has found a passion for SBA and he loves to make small business owners' dreams come true with getting them the financing they need.  Tyler is currently attending Metropolitan State University, where he is studying to get his Bachelors in Finance. He also has his Associates Degree in Business Management with a minor in marketing. Outside of work he teaches kids 15 and under how to play the game of golf during the summer months. Tyler enjoys being outside and being a native here in Colorado, of course, he likes to do all the typical outdoorsy adventures like hiking, biking, camping, fishing etc.

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.

Megan Sheehan
Small Business Administration Packaging & Closing Officer
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Megan Sheehan helps bank clients reach “closing day” after the Bank has approved a prospective loan. Her expertise is obtaining and organizing the required documentation to achieve 7a and 504 loan approval and loan authorization from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  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. An avid athlete, Megan sees parallels between the business loan process and a relay race: we are eager to “cross the finish line” and we aim to balance both speed and proper technique.

Megan’s previous roles include her being an SBA Banker for a community bank; a Loan Officer for Colorado Enterprise fund, a Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”)  ; an intern at the SBA; and an intern FINCA International, a non-profit dedicated to providing responsible financial services that helps people build assets, create jobs, and raise their standard of living. She enjoys representing her company at community events and educating entrepreneurs at small-business finance panels hosted by Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s); municipal economic development events; and the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative that accelerates the growth of high-potential small businesses. 

Prior to her banking career, Megan worked for the State of Colorado Governor’s Office and served an international humanitarian organization as an Overseas Program Manager and Legal Coordinator. Her favorite hobby is coaching youth soccer. 

JaNell Morrow
Small Business Administration Approval Officer
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JaNell Morrow is an Approval Officer with the SBA division, with responsibilities for all stages of underwriting due diligence, including reviewing application packages, loan structuring, eligibility analysis, and underwriting. She provides support to BDOs with the common goal of closing loans and meeting the client’s financial needs through risk analysis and mitigation. She enjoys helping small businesses by appropriately structuring deals that will allow the client to succeed.

JaNell’s eleven year banking career includes seven years with NBH Bank. Her previous positions in rural Colorado, Denver Metro, and Austin, TX include SBA credit analyst, commercial credit analyst, appraisal reviewer, appraisal compliance and process management, consumer and small business lender, administrative/executive assistant, lead teller, and client services specialist.

Jennifer Kervin
SBA Approval Officer
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Jennifer Kervin is the SBA team’s Approval Officer, and is responsible for helping to gather and analyze the necessary information to underwrite and close an SBA loan. She enjoys helping small businesses succeed by structuring deals appropriately, while also believing they are a good customer for the Bank.

Jen’s career in the finance world has ranged from working as a Business Banker at a Big National Bank in Boulder, to working on the sales side, in the Private Equity world in New York City. Her experience in sales has helped her to gain the perspective of the end user. She is perceptive to turnaround time and likes efficiency of straight forward communication with banker and client, and enjoys picking up the phone and having a conversation with a small business owner. Jen likes to help bankers win SBA deals, and likes to be part of the process.

Lorrie Ann Jones
SBA Packaging and 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 Authorization. She is meticulous in the SBA loan closing process, which helps the Bank mitigate risk while also going beyond what is expected of her to exceed customer expectations.

She has more than 35 years of experience in bank 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.

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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