Harvest SBF announced today that it has acquired a solid production team in the San Jose, California market. The newest members are Ron Short, coming over as a Senior Vice President/Business Development Officer (BDO) and Michael Sanchez Vice President /BDO, both joining Harvest from Bank of the West. Both are accomplished bankers with many years of experience, product knowledge and market connections throughout much of California. "When we canvassed the market and asked people in the know about who the most active lenders were, Ron's name came up over and over again. We’ve competed against Ron in the past and he has proven to be a formidable opponent," said Todd Massas, Chief Origination Officer and Managing Director.
Michael Sanchez has been a banker for thirteen years and has established himself as a fearless marketer and has displayed exceptional intellect in understanding the SBA programs, commercial real estate underwriting and client interaction. "When you meet Mike, you know right away that he is a hard worker with superior intellect and exceptional people skills. We are unbelievably pleased that two BDO's of this caliber have chosen to join our ranks," added Adam Seery, Chief Origination Officer and Managing Director.
"Our ability to attract top level talented individuals is a reflection of the environment we are building. People want to be here and are excited at the prospect of joining our team and enjoying this tremendous opportunity," commented Dave Scherer, President and Managing Director.
In other hiring news, Harvest has recently added Kevin Lee, VP/Credit Officer, Susie Yoon, VP/Loan Administer, Mike Finn VP/Credit Officer and Christina Nguyen, AVP/Loan Processing to its Loan Center operations headquartered in Laguna Hills, California. They join previous outstanding hires Liz Cortez VP/Loan Admin and Jason Chun VP/Credit Officer. All of these people have exceptional backgrounds in their fields and come from accomplished institutions like Pacific Enterprise Bank, Plaza Bank, EastWest Bank, Newtek, and California United Bank.
"We are abundantly pleased at our ability to attract elite talent from around the industry. Quality of life and a strong, enjoyable working environment are critical elements of our employee satisfaction objectives," stated Evan Mitnick, CFO and Managing Director.
Formed in 2015, Harvest is headquartered in Laguna Hills, California, specializing in SBA 7(a) loans up to $5 million to small businesses. An affiliate of Candlewood Investment Group, LP (“CIG”) provides transactional capital to Harvest. CIG is a New York based SEC registered investment manager with approximately $1.66 billion in net assets under management as of August 25, 2016 in predominantly credit-based strategies.
For more information about Harvest SBF, its capital partner CIG, or to inquire about future career opportunities, please contact Todd Massas @ 858-414-7600 firstname.lastname@example.org or Adam Seery @ 858-220-9106 email@example.com.