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Gaetano Joins Celtic Bank as Vice President, Business Development

June 25, 2014, 06:53 AM

Celtic Bank announced that Richard Gaetano has been hired as Vice President of Business Development in the bank's SBA and Commercial Lending Department.  He will be based in Southbury, CT.

Gaetano is a 12-year veteran in the finance and banking industry. Gaetano has advised small business owners in the areas of commercial mortgage-backed securities, SBA lending, factoring finance, asset management and financial planning. During this time, he served as the Managing Director of Pricom Capital, a New York based commercial finance brokerage firm; Private Wealth Manager for Morgan Stanley Smith Barney in Mid-Town Manhattan; and most recently, Vice President of Business Development at American Business Lending, a Dallas based SBA non-bank lender.   Richard graduated Cum Laude from Fairfield University with a Bachelors of Science.

"We are delighted to have someone with Richard's background join our team of SBA lending professionals," said Craig Calafati, Executive Vice President of SBA Lending at Celtic Bank.  "Celtic Bank is currently the sixth largest SBA lender in the nation.  Our ability to attract top talent like Richard is a testament to our continued growth as a nationwide leader in small-business banking," added Calafati.

Headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, Celtic Bank was named the 6th largest SBA lender in the nation for FY 2013.  Celtic Bank is a nationwide lender and leading provider of USDA loans, SBA 7(a) and 504 loans, express loans, asset-based loans, factoring services, residential and commercial real estate loans, and construction loans. 

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