Rob Leonard serves as the SBA Business Development Officer for Hillcrest Bank, a division of NBH Bank, in the Utah market. Rob works with the Utah market to identify loan opportunities that utilize or benefit from the SBA loan programs. Hillcrest Bank are a preferred lender with the SBA and able to approve loans internally without formal submission to the SBA .
Rob has been involved with Business Banking for the past 15 years. Rob began his experience with the SBA as a business development officer with a local Certified Development Company (CDC), that administered the SBA 504 Loan Program. Rob also worked for Zions Bank as an SBA Resource Officer in which he was able to assist Business Banking and Commercial Lenders with SBA eligibility and structure.
Rob enjoys the working with the SBA as it allows him to meet with clients and find opportunities to help their business grow. It is still an extreme pleasure to drive by various former clients and know that the loans they were able to receive helped that company grow to where they are today.