PHOENIX, March 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Metro Phoenix Bank (OTCPink: MPHX) ("MPB") welcomes Mr. Tim Collins to the MPB team. In his new role, he will broaden the Bank's SBA market presence by actively seeking local businesses qualified for SBA financing.
MPB has been providing SBA financing since 2009 and has achieved the status of a Preferred Lender (PLP), which is recognized as the highest designation from the SBA. Mr. Collins is well known throughout the business community and brings three decades of experience centered in SBA lending. His extensive knowledge will further support MPB's goal of becoming a premier SBA lender in Arizona. Mr. Collins commented, "Now that I have joined a Bank that is committed to serving local businesses, I am eager to apply my SBA knowledge with meaningful lending solutions for businesses."
Most recently, Mr. Collins held the position of VP Business Development Officer with Radius Bank. He was also responsible for production of SBA 7a and 504 loans with Bancorp. Prior to Bancorp, Mr. Collins was Senior Vice President/SBA Lending Manager for BNC National Bank. During his seven-year tenure, he launched their SBA department and aided in the production of millions in SBA loans. Mr. Collins oversaw all aspects of the new department.
Mr. Collins has also received numerous SBA awards for his proven track record. Among his accomplishments include being the recipient of the Veterans Champion of the Year (2014 & 2017) as well as being ranked #3 SBA lender in Arizona by Ranking AZ Magazine (2009, 2010, & 2011). Prior to Mr. Collins' SBA experience, he served in the US Air Force reserves, Public Affairs division.
Stephen P. Haggard, MPB President and CEO, commented, "We are excited to have recruited someone of Mr. Collins' caliber to join the MPB team. His results-driven experience, along with his extensive industry knowledge and exceptional service, will play a key role in the growth of the Bank's SBA portfolio."
About the Company
Metro Phoenix Bank, Inc., headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona is a full-service community Bank that caters to small-to mid-sized businesses and real estate professionals. It offers deposit and loan products and services as well as convenient on-line banking. The Bank was established in 2007 and operates out of single corporate office. The company is traded over-the-counter as MPHX. For further information please visit the website: www.metrophoenixbank.com.
Stephen P. Haggard
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