Since entering the banking industry, Joe has been working exclusively in SBA and Owner Occupied Commercial Lending; with a primary focus on commercial real estate. Joe started his career in 2014 as an associate with a National Top 50 SBA Lender, Plaza Bank and focused primarily on funding SBA 7a and 504 loans. While working directly under the two SBA managers at Plaza Bank, he had the opportunity to learn from two of the most experienced loan officers in the industry all the while helping to fund more than $75 million in SBA and commercial loans through mid 2016.
After that time, Steve Pollett took over the department and Joe resumed a similar role working for Steve. Together Steve and Joe more than exceeded that number in the remaining part of the year funding more than $85,000,000 during 2016. All good things must come to an end, and in 2017 Plaza Bank was bought, merged and closed. Shortly thereafter, the team moved to Private Business Capital, a division of CalPrivate Bank. Joe is now a VP of Business Development and maintains a very similar role supporting the SBA manager, Steve Pollett.