Ralph Abbott Senior Vice President Business Development Officer Ohio
Harvest Small Business Finance today announces sensational news that Ralph Abbott is now with the team. Ralph will assume the title of Senior Vice President, Business Development Officer and is located in Powell, Ohio. His past nine years as a very successful broker in the Midwest region will be a tremendous catalysis for success in the market.
“We are extremely happy to have Ralph Abbott join Harvest and provide his noted expertise in commercial real estate finance. Ralph was with us at Lehman SBF and had great success,” toasted Todd Massas, Managing Director and COO at Harvest, at the welcoming meeting.
Ralph began his banking career with a multi-billion dollar bank after completing a rigorous and competitive hiring process. He began his career by participating in an 18-month credit/underwriting training program that consisted of rotations throughout many departments within the bank. As a credit analyst, Ralph ensured adherence to credit and regulatory policies, monitored compliance standards, and reported critical credit issues to senior management. He became the senior underwriter at a regional bank in Columbus, Ohio where he trained junior analysts to perform credit and financial statement analysis.
Adam Seery, Managing Director and COO of Harvest, added, “Ralph carries a great deal of clout in CRE circles and we are pleased to add another brilliant mind to our lineup.”
In his past, Abbott also underwrote and marketed as a middle-market lender to companies with revenues ranging from $10MM to $100MM. He spent time in New York with a national bank developing an SBA department, and works on transactions for wholesale financiers.
Laura J. Lee Assistant Vice President Business Development Associate Southern California
Harvest SBF is delighted to have Laura J. Lee join the Southern California region.
“We are lucky to get an enterprising, young doer like Laura. Harvest just got better today,” mentioned Adam Seery, Managing Director and COO at Harvest SBF.
With sixteen years in banking as a relationship manager and business banker, Lee brings her love for her clients, and results driven personality to the Harvest Small Business Finance team. Laura's energetic and can-do attitude ensure her clients receive a level of service that gets commercial transactions done, and done right.
Todd Massas, Managing Director and COO at Harvest SBF, added, “Laura has vast experience and has demonstrated executional results in her previous tenure with Union Bank. She has a knack for getting things done and a nose for the finish line. We are pleased to have her on board.”
Paul Haglund Assistant Vice President Business Development Associate Southern California
Today Harvest added another member to the team in Paul Haglund, Assistant Vice President and Business Development Associate. He will assist top Business Development Officers in the Southern California region.
Adam Seery and Todd Massas, Managing Directors and COOs of Harvest, agreed, “Quality individual, fantastic addition–Paul brings a go-getter and leadership approach.”
With over 10 years of experience in commercial banking and lending, Paul understands the needs of his borrowers and what they face in this economy. He maintains excellent client relationships which help create a seamless process towards meeting their financial goals. Partnering with Harvest provides Paul the opportunity to help businesses grow and succeed. In his free time he enjoys traveling and spending quality time with his wife and son.
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