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SBA LENDING

Meet the SBA Lending Team

 

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Susan F. Battle

Susan F. Battle

Market President

SBA Lending Division Manager

Primary Lending Area: Georgia / Florida

 

Susan Battle has over 35 years of small business lending experience with her primary focus being SBA and other government guaranteed loan programs. She has extensive knowledge in all aspects of SBA lending including, 7(A) and 504 loans. Ms. Battle has a proven track record in commercial and small business loan production, servicing, liquidation and secondary market sales. She has managed corporate and regional SBA Departments for large banks and has also managed the SBA Divisions of several small community banks. In addition, she has been a featured speaker at small business conferences, has been a member and Vice Chairman of two SBA Advisory Councils and was a member of the NAGGL Region IV Liaison Committee.

 

Address: 2970 Clairmont Road, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30329

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Direct Phone: 404.334.8610

Ellie McIntire

Ellie McIntire

Senior Vice President

Primary Lending Area: North Carolina / South Carolina

 

Ellie McIntire expanded the Bank’s lending area by establishing an SBA office in the Charlotte market, servicing both North and South Carolina. Ellie has over 30 years in the banking industry with 25 of those providing small to medium size business financing through conventional bank loan products and SBA loan programs. Ellie currently serves as member, and has been past President, of Business Expansion Financing Corp (BEFCOR) a conduit for the SBA 504 Loan Program. She was awarded Financial Services Advocate of the Year by the U. S. Small Business Administration, and was the 2016 recipient of their Woman in Business Advocate Award.

 

Address: Ballantyne One, 15720 Brixham Hill Ave., Suite 319, Charlotte, NC 28277

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Direct Phone: 704.804.3040

Elise P. Roper

Elise P. Roper

Senior Vice President

Primary Lending Area: Alabama / Surrounding States

 

Elise Roper is a veteran SBA lender having helped businesses begin and flourish primarily in the Birmingham and Atlanta markets. Drawing from her years serving the Birmingham market, she established a First Landmark Bank SBA lending office in Birmingham in 2015. Ms. Roper generates and underwrites SBA 7(a) and SBA 504 loans ranging from $500,000 to $5 million.

 

Address: 2057 Valleydale Road, Suite 102, Birmingham, AL 35244

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Direct Phone: 205.733.1547

Claudia Wilson

Claudia Wilson

Senior Vice President

Primary Lending Area: Georgia / Southeast

 

With over thirty years in SBA lending, Claudia Wilson is a proven leader and certified as an Economic Development Finance Professional. In Atlanta since 1990, she has originated, closed and serviced SBA 7(a) and SBA 504 loans through the U.S. Small Business Administration. She is experienced in all facets of structuring SBA loans and expertly guiding a client from origination to closing. Claudia serves clients throughout Georgia and the southeast. She is a founding member of the Georgia Lender’s Quality Circle and an Affiliate Member of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.

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Address: 2970 Clairmont Road, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30329

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Direct Phone: 678.626.3823

 

 

Dondrea Payne

Dondrea Payne

Assistant Vice President

SBA Portfolio Manager

 

Dondrea Payne has three decades of US Small Business lending experience focused on processing eligibility, closing, secondary market sales, servicing and liquidations. She has served as a SBA Operations manager and a SBA Express Specialist with a former large bank and led them to be number one in the state of Alabama in SBA Express lending. Once an SBA loan is bank-approved, Dondrea determines processing eligibility and appropriate SBA program to submit a loan through for approval. She also coordinates the loan closing and serves as a liaison between the client and attorney.

 

Address: 2970 Clairmont Road, Suite 400, Atlanta, GA 30329

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Direct Phone: 404.334.8611

Debbie Young

 

Debbie Young

Assistant Vice President

SBA Portfolio Manager

 

Debbie Young has extensive experience in commercial loan processing, closing and portfolio management. For more than 25 years, Debbie has assisted many lenders in achieving high standards of performance. The past five years, Debbie has assisted in the SBA loan closing process by preparing the SBA closing packages, reviewing documentation and monitoring the portfolios. She will coordinate the loan closings and serve as a liaison between the client and attorney.

 

Address: Ballantyne One, 15720 Brixham Hill Ave., Suite 300, Charlotte, NC 28277

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Direct Phone: 704.619.7776

 

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