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Business Observer Friday, May 4, 2018 6 months ago

Bank expands small business lending team with new hires, including SVP

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SBA experts join Tampa-based American Momentum Bank.
Jeannine Balanky. Courtesy photo.

TAMPA — American Momentum Bank has grown its Small Business Administration (SBA) lending division with three new hires, including a new senior vice president and SBA business development officer, Stacey Carbone.

Jeannine Balanky also joins the team as a vice president and SBA business development officer. Deanna Tennian, meanwhile, has been named vice president and SBA post-closing servicing and portfolio manager.

According to a press release, the new hires represent the bank’s ongoing commitment to building its SBA lending division in Florida. Carbone and Balanky, the release states, will be responsible for sourcing loan opportunities and deposit relationships in Florida. Balanky will focus on central and north Florida and Carbone on west and southwest Florida. Tennian will be responsible for maintaining and servicing loan files. 

Deanna Tennian. Courtesy photo.

“We were very fortunate to be able to attract these seasoned professionals,” states Patrick Fenech, senior vice president and managing director of SBA lending for American Momentum Bank, in the release. “They have an average of more than 25 years of experience in banking and finance and have had impressive careers thus far in SBA lending. We’re looking forward to working with them and helping our customers secure financing and grow their businesses.”

Balanky’s resume includes stints with Florida Capital Bank and SunTrust Bank, while Carbone has had stops at Wachovia Bank and SunTrust. Tennian previously served as vice president and assistant SBA administration officer at USAmeriBank, which was recently acquired by Valley National Bank.

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