Our relationship-driven, community focus means we develop long-term client relationships throughout our footprint and the United States. We are an SBAExpress, SBA Export Express and SBA 7a Preferred Lender (PLP), with the in-house expertise to assess your loan application and approve your loan. Basically, we work with you and your relationship manager from application to closing and beyond. It’s just common sense.

Our team is comprised of experts in Small Business Administration lending and has the knowledge to guide your business through the entire loan process. Contact one of our team to begin your journey.

Mark Abell
Senior Vice President, SBA Division Director
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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 topic of SBA Lending, and in particular, Access to Capital, Exit Planning, Export Finance, and Real Estate Lending.

Under Mark’s leadership, his prior bank was recognized as the Export Lender of the Year by the Colorado District Office of the SBA (2006). 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. 

Danny Lobina
Senior Vice President, SBA Sales Manager
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Danny Lobina serves as Vice President - SBA Business Development Officer for Hillcrest Bank, a division of NBH Bank.  In this role Danny works with our Small Business and Commercial Bankers to identify and grow opportunities to utilize the U.S. Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loan programs.  As a preferred Lender with the SBA, Hillcrest Bank is able to use all SBA loan programs and close the loans in house without further review from the SBA.  Prior to joining Hillcrest Bank, Danny was the Lead Lender Relationship Manager for the SBA Kansas City District Office, managing and administering the loan programs for Eastern Kansas and Western Missouri.  He developed and grew the relationships with over 1000 bank and non-bank financial institutions in the 89 county district.  He also served as the Northeast Regional Director of the Missouri Small Business and Technology Development Center, an SBA program that provides subsidized consulting services to small businesses.  He has been working with SBA programs for over 10 years.

Jon Ecker
Assistant Vice President, SBA Business Resource Officer
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Megan Sheehan
Small Business Administration Business Resource Officer
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Megan Sheehan helps bank clients reach “closing day” after the Bank has approved a prospective loan. Her expertise is obtaining and organizing the required documentation to achieve 7a and 504 loan approval and loan authorization from the U.S. Small Business Administration.  Motivated by the impact of small business loans on individuals, families, companies and communities, Megan shares clients’ excitement and sense of urgency to close their loans. An avid athlete, Megan sees parallels between the business loan process and a relay race: we are eager to “cross the finish line” and we aim to balance both speed and proper technique.

Megan’s previous roles include her being an SBA Banker for a community bank; a Loan Officer for Colorado Enterprise fund, a Community Development Financial Institution (“CDFI”)  ; an intern at the SBA; and an intern FINCA International, a non-profit dedicated to providing responsible financial services that helps people build assets, create jobs, and raise their standard of living. She enjoys representing her company at community events and educating entrepreneurs at small-business finance panels hosted by Small Business Development Centers (SBDC’s); municipal economic development events; and the SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative that accelerates the growth of high-potential small businesses. 

Prior to her banking career, Megan worked for the State of Colorado Governor’s Office and served an international humanitarian organization as an Overseas Program Manager and Legal Coordinator. Her favorite hobby is coaching youth soccer. 

Anita Boronkay
Small Business Administration Division Credit Manager
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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.

Lisa Findley
Small Business Administration Operations Manager
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Lisa Findley is the SBA Division Operations Manager for NBH Bank.  She has been with the bank for 14 years and has worked in the banking industry since 1998.  Lisa has worked in all phases of banking to include but not limited to the Teller Line, Commercial Loans and Special Assets to name a few.

In 2013, Lisa was pursued by the SBA Division Manager to join SBA and take over monitoring the loan portfolio. Currently, Lisa works to ensure all compliance requirements have been met in order to obtain an SBA Guaranty. She also oversees the SBA Packaging and Closing Specialists ensuring that all required documentation has been collected and completed prior to submission for approval to SBA, expediting the process from the beginning application stages through the closing stage.  Lisa works very diligently to ensure an efficient completion of the transaction and a satisfactory client experience has been achieved.

Additionally, Lisa’s responsibilities include managing the overall SBA Operations taking care to ensure the bank is in compliance at all times as well as being in compliance with the Small Business Administration.  She consistently works to establish and enforce quality control standards, servicing of loans and following up to ensure lien filings and releases have been completed where appropriate.







Lorrie Ann Jones
Small Business Administration Packaging & Closing Specialist
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Lorrie is a Packager & Closer Officer on the SBA Division Team. Her responsibilities are critical in ensuring that loan files are complete and all due diligence has been completed and that documentation meets the requirements of the SBA Authorization. She is meticulous in the SBA loan closing process, which helps the Bank mitigate risk while also going beyond what is expected of her to exceed customer expectations.

She has more than 35 years of experience in bank and loan documentation with progressive responsibilities, has trained staff and developed resources to ensure quality control of loans. Lorrie’s attention to detail has been an asset to various banking groups throughout her career, which has included Loan Collateral Specialist, Sr. Loan Documentation Specialist Lead Supervisor / Liaison, and most recently, a Sr. SBA Loan Documentation Specialist.  She welcomes the opportunity to collaborate with other groups, in moving clients to closing and funding.

Susan Erving
Small Business Administration Packaging & Closing Officer
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Susan is a Packaging & Closing Officer with the SBA Division.  She has nearly 30 years of banking experience.  Her expertise lies within Loan Operations, Special Assets and Loan Administration.

As a Packaging and Closing Specialist, Susan’s job consists of gathering pertinent loan information and reviewing closing documents and forms to ensure accuracy and compliance within the Standard Operating Procedures and policies of the bank.  This requires a vast knowledge and understanding of SBA requirements, loan documentation and collateral documentation.

Positive interaction with the Client and Associates of the bank is key in obtaining the common goal of getting to the closing table. Susan takes pride and enjoyment knowing that she has an impact on a helping a small business on their path to success.

In addition, Susan’s previous roles include Loan Operations Manager, Loan Administration Manager, Government and Nonprofit Specialist and Executive Assistant.

Susan enjoys spending time with her family, socializing with others, community service activities with her church, cooking and traveling.

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