Paul Pickhardt was recently nominated and awarded SBA 7(a) Lender of the Year as part of Coleman's 2019 SBA Lender Professional Awards.
Individuals are selected for their positive impact on SBA lending and the small business lending community. Pickhardt has served as Senior Vice President, SBA Lending Manager at Countybank for nearly three years. Under his leadership, Countybank achieved Preferred Lender (PLP) status in 2017 and ranked number 1 in South Carolina for SBA 7(a) loan volume in 2019. Pickhardt has also been ranked the top SBA 7(a) loan producer in the state for several years.
“In a little over two years, Paul has created a department at Countybank that is the top 7(a) lender in the state of South Carolina by a large margin,” says Brad Cantrell, SBA Business Development Officer at Countybank. “He is an advocate for SBA lending and his results in producing $30 million in loans in the past year speaks to this.”
Pickhardt has a wealth of experience in SBA program business development, origination, and packaging. He is dedicated to maintaining compliance with all aspects of the bank’s credit policy while fostering a positive client experience.