SAN FRANCISCO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–SmartBiz Loans®, the #1 online platform for SBA loans for small businesses, has named Jeff Thormann Vice President of Sales. Thormann comes to SmartBiz® with over 20 years of experience in the banking and financial services industry.
During the first round of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans, banks found the SmartBiz® lending platform and white-glove servicing capabilities advantageous for serving their own customers. As a result, Thorman was recruited to help expand the Company’s outreach to banks and credit unions.
Based in Scottsdale, Arizona, Thormann says, “When I learned of this opportunity, I knew my knowledge and experience would be a good fit. I’m passionate about the FinTech landscape and excited to help fulfill the company’s goal of attracting more banks and credit unions to the SmartBiz lending platform so more small businesses can get online access to low-cost capital.”
Thormann spent over 16 years in enterprise software and sales for a variety of companies including The Risk Management Association, Moody’s, nCino, Zafin and others, working with many of the largest banks across the U.S.
Evan Singer, SmartBiz CEO says, “Jeff is an experienced sales leader with an exceptional track record of building strong bank relationships and bottom-line results. As we expand our lending platform to allow more banks to process SBA and term loans for their own customers, Jeff’s expertise will help tremendously.”
As a member of the executive team, Thormann will play a key role in the strategy development, growth, productivity and optimization of the SmartBiz sales organization. He will also collaborate with the senior leadership team to spearhead products and projects to bring more bank partners onto the SmartBiz lending platform.
Thormann holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Michigan and an MBA from The University of Notre Dame.
ABOUT SMARTBIZ LOANS
SmartBiz Loans® (www.smartbizloans.com) is the #1 online platform for traditional SBA 7(a) loans under $350,000 helping banks and their clients streamline the SBA and small business lending process. SmartBiz has helped banks on the platform process more than $4 billion in PPP, SBA 7(a), and bank term loans serving over 20,000 businesses and supporting 300,000 jobs.
SmartBiz recently introduced an automated PPP Loan Forgiveness solution to help bank’s teams efficiently manage forgiveness with an intuitive and user-friendly, online customer experience. SmartBiz will soon launch an automated, online application to assist banks in processing the new round of PPP loans in the stimulus package currently under consideration by Congress.
SmartBiz Loans is based in San Francisco and was founded in 2009 by a team of experienced financial services entrepreneurs with backing from leading venture capital firms including Venrock, Investor Growth Capital, First Round Capital, Baseline Ventures, and Uncork Capital. Learn more at www.smartbizloans.com.
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