The South Carolina District Office of the U.S. Small Business Administration recently ranked Countybank No. 1 in total loan dollar volume for 2021 among all South Carolina-based SBA 7(a) lenders. Countybank also ranked No. 3 in South Carolina for loan dollar volume among 98 participating lenders during the fiscal year.
“Our SBA lending strategy has proven to be quite successful in meeting the capital needs of small businesses within the markets we serve,” said Ken Harper, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Countybank. “This specialized team has thrived in cultivating relationships with prospects and existing clients, and we are excited and proud to see the fruits of their effort in supporting new business start-up and growth across the state.”
These recognitions highlight the continued success of Countybank’s SBA lending team and the growth of the program throughout the year.
“Our rankings prove that Countybank’s SBA program continues to grow and see tremendous success,” said Paul Pickhardt, Senior Vice President and SBA Lending Manager of Countybank. “I’m proud of what our team has accomplished this year and look forward to many more years of supporting small businesses.”
SBA loans offer a multitude of benefits, including long-term financing, excellent business leverage via lower cash injection and longer terms. Countybank’s SBA lending team consists of Paul Pickhardt, Senior Vice President and SBA Lending Manager; Matthew Cloutier, Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer; Brad Cantrell, Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer; David Trent, Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer; and Jordan Payne, Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer.
To learn more about Countybank and the SBA Lending Program, visit www.ecountybank.com.