In a recent release, Greer State Bank welcomed Paul Pickhardt as the new Senior Vice President and SBA Lending Manager.
Paul joins the bank bringing a wealth of experience in SBA program business development, originations and packaging. A leader in the industry, Paul was ranked the top SBA 7a loan producer for the state of South Carolina for a number of years.
“We are excited to have Paul join our team to lead the SBA lending efforts at Greer State Bank,” said Jim Boyd, Sr. Vice President, Commercial Lending Manager. “His experience and knowledge of SBA products, as well as his reputation in the market, will be very beneficial as we introduce SBA lending at Greer State Bank.”
Having served on the advisory board for the Small Business Development Center (SBDC), and an advisor for Upstate SCORE, Paul’s commitment to the upstate banking industry is evident, as well as his commitment to our country having honorably served in the Vietnam War and rising to the rank of Captain in the United States Army.
“The idea of adding SBA lending allows us to better serve our small business clientele,” said Rick Medlock, President and CEO, Greer State Bank. “Paul is considered to be an authority in SBA lending, and we are pleased to have someone with his expertise on our commercial lending team.”
Paul, along with his wife Susan are residents of Simpsonville. About Greer State Bank
Now in its twenty-eighth year of operations, Greer State Bank serves the greater Greer community with three branch offices, a fourth branch office in the Taylors community and a mortgage/business lending office in Clemson. Greer Bancshares Incorporated trades in the over the counter market and is quoted on the OTC Bulletin Board under the symbol GRBS. Greer State Bank is FDIC Insured and an Equal Housing Lender.