College Station-based American Momentum Bank is expanding its presence in Texas by hiring experienced SBA lending professional Jesse Bro to serve as senior vice president/SBA business development officer III. The hire comes as the community bank continues the national expansion of its Tampa, Florida-based SBA lending division.
“Jesse has close to 15 years of SBA lending experience and has worked for several community banks over the course of his career,” says Patrick Fenech, senior vice president and managing director of SBA lending. “His experience, paired with his tenacity and passion for SBA lending, make him a great fit for our growing team in Texas.”
Prior to joining American Momentum Bank, Bro served as senior vice president/SBA and USDA loan officer II for Centennial Bank in Texas, for which he secured more than $14 million in government-secured loans in his first year on the team. He also served as senior vice president/SBA lending for First National Bank Texas, for which he helped grow the SBA loan portfolio to more than $60 million in less than three years. In addition, Bro served on the SBA lending teams at Black Hawk Economic Development and Farmers State Bank in Waterloo, Iowa.
Bro earned his MBA degree from the Fox School of Business at Temple University. His undergraduate degree is in finance from the University of Northern Iowa. He has earned the title of chartered financial analyst (CFA) and is an active member of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA), Texas Bankers Association and Independent Bankers Association of Texas.
Established in 2006, American Momentum Bank operates 30 banking offices—19 in Texas and 11 in Florida.