National Sales Manager
National Sales Manager and Representing the Great Lakes Region
In addition to Blake’s responsibilities to lead sales efforts nationwide, Blake is also directly involved with production in Michigan, Minnesota, Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri and Kentucky. Blake has been lending to small businesses for over 20 years, working as an underwriter, credit approver, business development and sales manager.
California and Nevada
Representing Northern California and Nevada.
Ulrike has many years of commercial banking experience with national banks and most recently with a community bank in the Sacramento Region. She is looking forward to partnering with you to provide financing for your customers.
Representing Southern California.
Tony Fahr is responsible for generating secondary market commercial real estate loans in Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Ventura counties. Having managed SBA lending departments at community and large regional banks, Tony is experienced in many facets of the lending process and is eager to talk to you. For any questions related to secondary market lending strategies or specific transactions please contact Tony.
Representing Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Louisianna, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island,Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia.
Based in the Atlanta area, Douglas is responsible for the East Coast Region, which comprises the states bordering the Atlantic Ocean from Georgia to Rhode Island. Douglas has many years of commercial banking experience as an analyst, loan officer and business development officer for banks in the Atlanta market. Douglas received his undergraduate degree and MBA for the University of Georgia.
Representing Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Idaho
Ben Reed joins Zions Bank as the Regional Director of the Pacific Northwest, which includes the Alaska, Oregon, Washington and Idaho markets. Ben most recently worked for a Certified Development Company providing SBA 504 loans to small business owners throughout the region. Prior to that, he worked as a commercial real estate agent, and has a background in the construction industry. In his spare time, Ben enjoys spending time with his wife and three sons, coaching youth sports, and volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America and his church.
Representing Arizona, New Mexico and Texas
Chris has over a decade of experience in the commercial real estate industry. Prior to joining Zions bank, he was a highly successful commercial mortgage broker with Marcus & Millichap and BMC Capital. During his tenure, he originated hundreds of loans resulting in over half a billion in loan proceeds. Prior to acting as a commercial mortgage broker, Mr. Parker started his career with Berkadia Commercial Mortgage and was an asset analyst and client relations manager. Chris was also a magna cum laude graduate of Arizona State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and he holds the Chartered Realty Investor (CRI) designation.
Representing Utah, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, and Missouri.
Brian is responsible for loan production in the Utah and Mountain West Region. In his 10 years with Zions Bank, Brian has funded over 500 loans totaling over $400MM in volume and was the top producing loan officer in 2010 and 2011. During his time with Zions Bank, Brian has been both a senior loan officer for California and a business development officer for the Seattle/Northwest Region.
James “Bucky” Kimsey
Bucky is a 40-year financial services veteran, starting his banking career as executive assistant to the chairman of the board at Georgia Federal Bank a statewide financial institution in Georgia. He later took over the position of Senior Vice President of retail banking which consisted of 80 retail branches throughout the state. From there he went to work for First Union National Bank as President of their Community Banking Group in Georgia. In 1997 he started a community bank in south metro Atlanta and ran it successfully for ten years. In 2013 he moved to central Florida as a business banker with Bank of America and was recruited to work for PNC Bank in Central Florida as a commercial lender.