James G. Steube Vice President Business Development Officer East Region
James Steube joins Harvest Small Business Finance with over 14 years of experience in the financial industry. He has worked at several of the top asset managers in NYC as both a head trader and portfolio manager as well as founder of a startup hedge fund.
Being an entrepreneur at heart and understanding what it takes to own a business himself, James can assist clients with all commercial real estate needs.
Robyn Drago, MBA, Licensed Real Estate Agent Senior Vice President/Business Development Officer
Robyn Drago has over 30 years of commercial real estate lending experience as well business acquisition and real estate brokerage experience. As a commercial lender with a unique specialization in government guaranteed lending, Robyn takes on a consultative approach in assisting her clients to find the best financing solution. Her diverse background allows her to work with borrowers and their trusted advisors efficiently facilitating transactions from the application stage through funding.
In 1987, Robyn began her banking career in Houston as a credit analyst, followed by both Credit and Loan Department management positions. In 1993, she joined a small independent bank and launched her career as a commercial lender with a unique specialization in government guaranteed lending. She later joined an investment bank as a real estate lender for owner-occupied as well as investment properties. In 2008, she joined a merger and acquisition firm acting as an intermediary for buyers and sellers of small to middle market sized companies. She spent the past 7 years with a regional commercial bank serving small to middle market clients by offering a variety of loan options.
Robyn obtained an M.B.A. with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Houston and a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing from Louisiana State University. Additionally, she is a licensed real estate agent.
Robyn is an active participant in various professional organizations including Commercial Real Estate Women, Women’s Finance Exchange, and the Houston Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders. Additionally, she serves as a Board Member for Community Business Finance a nonprofit provider of business finance solutions for owner-managed companies. She’s also a participant and past board member of the Texas Association of Business Brokers, CCIM, Memorial High School Booster Club, Friends of Spring Spirit and the Spring Branch Memorial Sports Association.
DARRICK BROWN Senior Vice President Business Development Officer South Western Region
Darrick Brown's track record of getting things done for his clients is exemplified by his long and storied career in the finance and banking industry, and as a business owner.
For 27 years he has served clients while wearing many hats at Wells Fargo, including operations, retail banking, executive banking, commercial banking and credit analysis. He was also owner and operator of a commercial loan brokerage consulting firm, and was a partner/owner of Jazz at Jacks jazz club in downtown Denver Pavillions.
Commitment to his clients and community is a primary driver for Darrick. He currently lends a hand to up-and-coming entrepreneurs as a board member for Rocky Mountain Microfinance Institute.
When Darrick isn't assisting others with their business endeavors, he spends his time as a jazz vocalist, enjoys running, biking and traveling.
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