Coral Gables-based Marquis Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Denise Clemence as Vice President and SBA Specialist. Ms. Clemence will specialize in consulting with business owners to identify solutions utilizing Small Business Administration loan programs to increase cash flow and expand their businesses. She will focus primarily on the Central Florida and Tampa Bay areas.
Ms. Clemence brings over 13 years of industry experience, most recently serving as Vice President and SBA Specialist for Bay Cities Bank. From 2004 to 2008, she served as Vice President of Business Development for Popular Small Business Capital, the fourth largest performing non-bank preferred lender in the nation. Ms. Clemence has also held lending positions at TD Bank, HomeBanc N.A. and Mercantile Commerce Capital.
“We are extremely pleased to bring someone with Denise’s qualifications to Marquis,” says Ricky Navarro, Senior Vice President and Director of the SBA Lending Division. “Her experience makes her a valuable addition to our team, and we look forward to increasing our SBA lending capabilities in the coming year.”
Marquis Bank was recently granted Preferred Lender status from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), which gives the Bank full delegation to make lending decisions on behalf of the SBA, in turn accelerate the funding timeline for SBA loans to qualified businesses. To earn PLP designation, lenders must establish a successful track record and display a thorough understanding of SBA lending policies and procedures.
Marquis Bank’s SBA Lending Division specializes in providing qualifying business owners with as much as 90% financing for the acquisition of owner–occupied commercial real estate for up to 25 years; fully amortizing. Additionally, through the SBA programs Marquis Bank can offer longer and more flexible loan terms for business acquisition as well as for the purchase of equipment, inventory, debt refinancing, and working capital.
About Marquis Bank
Marquis Bank, with over $375 million in assets, is a full-service community bank dedicated to serving business owners, professionals and investors. Marquis has successfully blended convenient state-of-the-art technology with personal attention to create an exceptional banking experience for its clients. For more information, please call 305.443.2922 or visit www.MarquisBank.com.