Joel De Jesus Joins First American Bank’s Small Business Administration Loan Team

First American Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Joel De Jesus to its Small Business Administration (SBA) loan advisory team servicing the Miami market. Mr. De Jesus joins us as Assistant Vice President and SBA Assistant Program Manager, bringing ten years of experience as a loan officer and underwriter to help promote the Bank’s SBA products, structure new loan requests, and service our established relationships throughout the Bank’s lending footprint.

Mr. De Jesus brings deep understanding of SBA borrowers and the Miami market. He arrives at First American Bank following his positions as a director of SBA lending, credit analyst, and commercial loan officer at Savoy Bank in New York City. He also previously served the Miami market at Cinium Financial Services as a senior financial underwriter and credit analyst.

“Backed by Joel’s in-depth SBA knowledge and years of financial experience, First American Bank is well positioned to increase our small business lending efforts and capitalize upon our status as a Preferred Lender for all SBA lending products,” said James D. Matteson, First Vice President and SBA Program Manager at First American Bank. “Small and scaling businesses will find a highly knowledgeable and caring lending partner in Joel.”

“Joel’s experience with and presence in the Miami market enables First American Bank to expertly serve export finance needs both here and in Tampa,” added Brian Hagan, Florida Market President at First American Bank.

First American Bank’s specialized SBA loan team leverages decades of commercial lending expertise to tailor financial solutions for our small business customers. As a U.S. SBA Preferred Lender (PLP), we’re able to offer expedited access to a robust suite of SBA loan options including working capital, export loan, term loan, and 504 loan programs.

“Our lending team is committed to developing close relationships, advising clients on the best SBA-backed loan option for them, and then guiding them through the process,” noted Mr. De Jesus. “We will build upon First American Bank’s long-standing support of the small business community, and help this important sector to launch, scale, and thrive.”

About First American Bank

First American Bank is a privately held multi-state full-service community bank. Having started over 50 years ago as a combination of community banks serving the metro Chicago area, we’ve since grown to become the largest privately held bank in Illinois with 61 locations across Wisconsin, Illinois, and Florida—including Miami—and over $6 billion in assets. Our focus consistently centers on three core values: creating solutions, delivering exceptional customer service, and providing unmatched expertise in commercial banking, wealth advisory, and personal finance solutions.

Connect with First American Bank via Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and X (formerly known as Twitter).

Explore our latest news
See recent updates
Become a First American Bank Insider
Get the latest financial news, business insights, and investment tips directly to your inbox.
Subscribe Now