Small Business Administration Team

Our team is comprised of experts in SBA lending to help guide your business through the entire loan process.

Our relationship-driven, community focus means we develop long-term client relationships throughout our footprint and the United States. As a Designated SBA Preferred Lender, we have the in-house expertise to assess your loan application and approve your loan. Let our team help guide you through the loan process.

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To learn more, please contact one of our SBA loan specialists:

Mark Abell

Director of Small Business Administration

303.784.5946

Mark Abell

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.

Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Director, Specialty Banking Underwriting

801.426.0179

Dan Bennett

Dan Bennett

Director, Specialty Banking Underwriting

Anita Boronkay

SBA Division Credit Manager

720.554.6651

Anita Boronkay

Anita Boronkay

SBA Division Credit Manager

Anita Boronkay is the SBA Division Credit Manager, and is responsible for managing the SBA Credit Team and Process, including Underwriters and Analysts.  Her responsibilities include training and execution for all stages of underwriting due diligence, including application package review, loan structuring, eligibility analysis, underwriting and approval processing.  She identifies credit strengths and risks and mitigates credit concerns through structuring and underwriting to support loan requests.  She works with clients and internal partners to insure the loan process flows as smoothly as possible, with the common goal of closing loans and meeting the customer’s financing needs. 

Anita’s banking career spans 20 years and includes a history of diverse positions in large metropolitan markets, and has also worked with smaller and rural markets.  Her experience includes consumer banking and lending, commercial, business and private banking financing, specialized lending in unique industry niches, most recently with over 5 years of specialized SBA lending.  She is familiar with requirements for both 7a and 504 loan products and can guide clients toward the most appropriate product for their unique situation.  Her lending experience ranges in deal size from individual loans as small as $10,000 to syndicated or participated transactions over $100 million.  She believes that no loan is too small to be important while recognizing the type and size of a transaction as well as the unique factors in each business entity impacts the underwriting process. 

Whether your financing request is large or small, for working capital purposes or to purchase a building or even a business, Anita can help structure your loan request and complete your application package to meet both the Bank and the SBA’s requirements.

Vanessa Reyes

SBA Operations Manager

303.784.5923

Vanessa Reyes

Vanessa Reyes

SBA Operations Manager

Vanessa Reyes serves as the Operations Manager of our SBA Lending Division. She brings nearly two decades of combined industry experience, 12 years of which were in SBA specialized lending.

Vanessa has held positions in various Business Lending Operations departments, which expanded into leadership roles. Vanessa is passionate about helping small businesses clients access the funding they need to achieve their financial goals and providing first class customer service. She also serves on the board of directors, as President, of SheThrive Foundation, empowering women with the tools necessary to rebuild their lives and regaining independence.

She is the proud mother of 3 girls, who constantly teach her what life is all about. When she does have free time, the adventures can range from traveling, roasting marshmallows, playing golf, off-roading or playing board games with her children.

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