SANTA CRUZ, California, March 29, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Santa Cruz County Bank (OTC: SCZC), with assets $ 1.4 billion, is a premier community bank based in Santa Cruz County. The Bank is pleased to announce the expansion of its SBA loan service with the recent hiring of three experienced business development officers, two sub-contractors and a loan underwriter.
Senior Vice President of Santa Cruz County Bank and Director of the SBA Department, Susan chandler, commented, “Our commitment to supporting small businesses is unwavering, especially in these difficult times. The Santa Cruz County Bank has helped borrowers wherever possible through loans and rebates from the Check Protection Program of payroll, SBA loan payment deferrals and as a resource for business advice throughout the pandemic Expanding our SBA team through the hiring of experienced business development officers, contractors and an additional underwriter demonstrates the Bank’s continued commitment to supporting small businesses, a trusted partner for satisfied clients, brokers, developers and our government guaranteed program partners. ”
Members of the SBA team recently hired by Santa Cruz County Bank include:
Andrew Chambers joined Santa Cruz County Bank as vice president, responsible for business development for the SBA. He brings eighteen years of banking experience with a focus on SBA and USDA financing. Andrew is located at Windsor california and covers the San Francisco Bay Area and north of the Oregon border.
Andrew’s work in small business loans Northern California started as an underwriter, then quickly became VP Loan Officer, providing SBA and conventional finance for small businesses across the Western United States. He also brings experience with SBA and USDA financing for businesses at the national level. Andrew received a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Oregon State University, with a minor in history.
Emily baxter joined Santa Cruz County Bank as Vice President, responsible for SBA Business Development, bringing nine years of SBA experience to the Bank. Emily is at Fresno, California and covers the Central Sierra buttresses of Fresno on the central coast.
Emily has a background in business development and has been regularly named the SBA 7 (a) and USDA B&I Senior Income Producer for a national lender. Emily attended California State University, Fresno, and graduated from Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree.
Kevin rappleye joined Santa Cruz County Bank as Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer, bringing thirty years of experience in the banking industry. Kevin is located at Elk Grove, California and covers the Greater Sacramento Region and north of the Oregon border.
He recently held the position of Vice President, Business Development Officer with a Northern California bank, developing the SBA division and focusing on SBA 7a loans. Kevin holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with a concentration in Marketing, California State University, Sacramento.
In addition, Santa Cruz County Bank welcomes three new members to the SBA department’s loan underwriting and processing teams. Ricardo Monedero, Assistant Vice President, SBA Loan Underwriter, was a former AVP Senior SBA Risk Manager / Underwriter in the Sacramento, California area; Dayna herron, Senior SBA Loan Processor, was previously Loan Processor II and AVP, SBA Loan Closing Officer in Las Vegas, Nevada and Temecula, California; and Laurie Frank, Senior SBA Loan Processor, previously worked as a Senior Loan Processor and as a Loan Documentation Specialist with Northern California institutions.
ABOUT SANTA CRUZ COUNTY BANK
Santa Cruz County Bank was founded in 2004. It is a locally owned and operated, full-service, full-service community bank headquartered in Santa Cruz, California. The bank has eight branches – Aptos, Capitol, Cupertino, Monterey, Santa Cruz (2), Scotts Valley and Watsonville. What sets Santa Cruz County Bank apart from “big banks” is its relationship-based service, problem-solving focus, and direct access to decision makers. The bank is one of the leading SBA lenders in Santa Cruz County and Silicon Valley and one of the major USDA lenders in the state of California. As a full-service bank, Santa Cruz County Bank offers competitive deposit and lending solutions for businesses and individuals; including business loans, lines of credit, commercial real estate financing, construction loans, farm loans, SBA and USDA government guaranteed loans, credit cards, merchant services, remote deposit capture, mobile and online banking, bill payment and cash management. True to its community roots, Santa Cruz County Bank has supported regional well-being by actively participating and donating to local nonprofit organizations.
Santa Cruz County Bank shares are listed on the OTC market under the symbol SCZC. Orders to buy shares can be placed online, through a brokerage firm, or through the market makers listed in the Investor Relations section of the bank’s website. For more information on Santa Cruz County Bank, visit www.sccountybank.com.
SANTA CRUZ COUNTY RANKING OF THE BANK’S SBA LOANS FOR FISCAL YEAR 2020
SBA Silicon Valley Rank – Ranked 11e by number of loans
SBA District SF Rank – Ranked 10e by dollar amount
NATIONAL, STATE AND LOCAL RATINGS AND AWARDS
S&P Global: Santa Cruz County Bank is ranked among the top 100 community banks in the country for the performance of banks under $ 3 billion in assets.
The Findley Reports, Inc .: The Bank has been awarded the No. 1 ranking of Super Premier Performing Bank by Findley for 10 consecutive years.
Financial Management Consulting (FMC) Group: Santa Cruz County Bank is ranked in the top 10 FMC banks in California for 6 years.
Good Times Readers’ Survey Best of Santa Cruz County: Voted “Best Bank” in Santa Cruz County, 9 consecutive years.
Santa Cruz Sentinel Readers’ Choice: Voted Best Bank # 1, 6e year.
SOURCE Bank of the County of Santa Cruz