Mark Abell, Director of Small Business Administration

Mark Abell

Director of Small Business Administration

Mark took over responsibility for the SBA Division of NBH Bank, a community banking franchise with locations across Colorado, Eastern Kansas, Western Missouri, and Texas in December, 2015. During his tenure at NBH Bank, Mark has focused on process improvements as the foundation for achieving greater success in SBA lending. His impact has been measurable with a significant increase in SBA lending across it’s three brands: Bank Midwest, Community Banks of Colorado, and Hillcrest Bank. Prior to joining NBH Bank, Mark founded and managed another regional bank’s SBA Lending Division in Colorado and New Mexico from 2005 to 2015. Mark is a recognized thought leader and sought-after speaker on the topics of PPP Loans, general SBA Lending, and in particular, Access to Capital, Exit Planning, Export Finance, and Real Estate Lending.

Under Mark’s leadership, Community Banks of Colorado was named SBA’s 2020 Startup and Job Creation Lender of the Year in Colorado. Mark was also recognized individually by the Colorado District Office of the SBA in 2011 as the Financial Services Champion of the Year – an award that can only be bestowed upon a lender once in recognition of his/her efforts supporting Small Businesses. He was named one of the Denver Business Journal’s Forty under 40 in 2008, a recognition of 40 local business leaders under the age of 40 “demonstrating a commitment to professional excellence and contributions to the community”.

Mark specializes in structuring SBA loan solutions to help growing businesses achieve their goals on projects of all sizes. He believes that whenever possible, SBA loans should be presented as options with their costs and benefits clearly identified. He recognizes that it is our clients that must ultimately understand their options and select the one that is best for their business.

Mark has helped companies ranging in size from $150,000 in revenues with 1 employee to $150,000,000 in revenues with over 300 employees. He has financed projects ranging from $25,000 to about $30,000,000.

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