Patriot Bank Adds Senior Bankers in Credit and Small Business Lending
Patriot Bank, N.A., has added two key executives to the company’s leadership, with David W. Christiansen joining as Executive Vice President and Senior Credit Officer and Kevin Ferryman joining as Senior Vice President & Director of SBA (Small Business Administration) Lending.
Mr. Christiansen joins Patriot from First American International Bank of New York, where he was also Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer. His experience in credit administration, credit risk management, underwriting, closing, loan servicing and portfolio management provides a useful foundation for his new role at Patriot.
Kevin Ferryman’s role as SVP & Director of SBA Lending will be to build Patriot’s East Coast SBA loan business, both organically and through the integration of the pending West Coast acquisition of Hana Small Business Lending, Inc. He was most recently Head of SBA Lending for Citizens Bank, one of the largest SBA Lenders in the United States. Under his leadership, SBA production increased over 500% in four years. He previously led SBA lending initiatives at Capital One Bank and JPMorgan Chase.