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Meet the Greater Commercial Lending (GCL) Team

At GCL, our commercial lending experts are dedicated to helping you find the best solutions for your ongoing funding needs.

We know time is precious, so quick loan decisions, and fast, convenient services are just a few of the things we provide so your business can run - and grow - as efficiently as possible.

Jeremy Giplin

Jeremy Gilpin

Executive Vice President of Greater Commercial Lending

With a background that includes more than two decades in the banking industry, Jeremy has extensive experience delivering guaranteed lending through the USDA B&I, REAP, FSA, USDA 9003, IRP, RLF, and SBA programs. Throughout the past 20 years, he has closed and serviced more than $900 million in loans. As head of the Greater Commercial Lending team, Jeremy directs all aspects of this division in providing lending solutions to companies. Prior, he had led the development and implementation of all commercial services for Greater Nevada Credit Union, the largest USDA business lender in the U.S.

Previously, Jeremy had been a credit administrator for Washington’s oldest community bank and provided USDA and SBA loan services for financial institutions located throughout the Midwest. A veteran of the US Army, he also served as a personnel officer for the Kansas Army National Guard.

Jeremy sits as chairperson of The National Rural Lenders Association, an organization that partners with USDA national directors and political leaders to ensure rural communities maintain access to viable financing options. He is also an active volunteer and serves on the Nevada Advisory Board for the Special Olympics.

Jeremy holds a BA in Finance and Military Science from Pittsburg State University, and is a graduate of the Western States School of Banking Commercial Lending Program.

Jenny Casselman

Jenny Casselman

Vice President of Commercial Operations

A part of the Greater Nevada family of organizations for the past 15 years, Jenny has a distinct blend of experience that includes both serving customers directly and strengthening back end operations. She also has in-depth experience in working with government lending programs, government-sponsored enterprises (GSE), regulatory bodies, and the secondary market.

Jenny currently directs operations for Greater Commercial Lending’s commercial loan servicing, secondary marketing, funding, and investor areas. In addition to building, developing, and leading strong teams, she implements processes that ensure lending integrity for all stakeholders involved in the transaction, from servicing to the secondary marketing sale.

Prior to joining the commercial lending team, Jenny was on the retail and mortgage side of the business. Her responsibilities involved leading strategic initiatives for Greater Nevada Mortgage while overseeing several lines of business and ensuring compliance with Fannie Mae, FHA, and USDA lending programs. She executed strategies to build, strengthen, and grow the mortgage loan servicing and funding operations, as well as the secondary market operations.

Active in her community, Jenny serves on The Nevada Governor’s Council for Developmental Disabilities and is a volunteer for the Special Olympics. Along with an MBA, she holds a bachelor’s degree in finance and management.

Lisa Siesennop

Lisa Siesennop

Vice President of Credit Administration

With more than a decade of lending experience, Lisa’s background involves working with customers across a range of sectors. She has worked with a variety of loan types, and specializes in USDA programs.

She first joined the Greater Commercial Lending team to manage government lending relationships and underwrite commercial guaranteed loans. Currently, she oversees a team of analysts that monitor, review, and assess credit risk to determine the quality and value of the commercial loan portfolio.

Prior, Lisa specialized in business and renewable energy guaranteed lending for the USDA Rural Development. Earlier, she was employed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, where she focused on the business side of transferring renewable energy technologies from the development phase to market.

Lisa has an MBA in finance and accounting and a bachelor’s degree in English literature.

Todd Hubbell

Todd Hubbell

Vice President of Commercial Production

Todd Hubbell has been working with Greater Commercial Lending since February 2018. Prior to joining the team, Todd was Chief of the Technology Branch in the Energy Programs section of the Rural Business– Cooperative Service, located within the Rural Development mission area of the US Department of Agriculture. During his tenure at USDA, Todd was responsible for running the day to day operations of the Biorefinery, Renewable Chemical and Biobased Product Manufacturing Assistance Program, as well as determining the technical feasibility for projects applying for funding assistance to the Renewable Energy for America and Business and Industry Guaranteed Loan Programs. He has over 15 years of commercial credit and project finance experience, as well as experience underwriting, and servicing government guaranteed loans.

Greg McKay

Greg McKay

Government Lending Relationship Officer

Greg works directly with Greater Commercial Lending’s borrowers and business partners to facilitate the delivery of government guaranteed commercial lending solutions. With a background that includes a combined 16+ years of professional experience in commercial credit underwriting and the consumer banking industry, he has also underwritten loans and structured project financing for lenders and commercial realtors. Greg has helped finance projects across a span of businesses, including hotels, golf courses, warehouses, and medical facilities.

Previously, Greg held management roles at Bank of America and Wells Fargo Bank. He also oversaw production, underwriting, and business development activities for the Reno office of the Nevada State Development Corporation (NSDC), a nonprofit focused on delivering long-term, fixed-rate financing of owner-occupied commercial real estate and eligible long-term equipment through the 504 loan program.

Greg is certified in advanced credit analysis by the National Association of Development Companies (NADCO) and studied computer engineering technology.

Jesse Hartford

Jesse J. Hartford

Government Lending Relationship Officer

With more than 17 years of professional lending experience, Jesse serves as a business loan officer and credit analyst for Greater Commercial’s clients and brokers. He steers the entire loan process, from consultation and completion of approval writeups to loan closings. He works with USDA B&I, USDA Community Facilities, SBA 7a, SBA 504, and FSA government-guaranteed loans.

Before focusing on government-guaranteed lending, Jesse handled consumer loan origination, HELOC servicing, consumer loan servicing, and non-guaranteed commercial loan servicing for Greater Nevada Credit Union’s consumer and commercial clients. He has previously supported lending clients of Harley-Davidson Financial Services while ensuring quality across the consumer lending function.

Jesse’s extensive education includes 300+ hours of commercial lending and credit union industry training and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Art Institute of California, San Francisco. He also honed his process improvement skills while completing a Six Sigma Green Belt project.

As a volunteer, Jesse provides support to the Special Olympics of Northern Nevada.

Tracy Reitnauer

Tracy Reitnauer

Commercial Servicing and Documentation Manager

Tracy has more than 22 years of banking experience, with 18 in commercial lending. She manages a staff of documentation and servicing professionals to ensure the closing process is handled efficiently and in accordance with the guidelines established with each lending partner, as well as those within the guidelines of government lending programs. Post-closing, Tracy oversees the ongoing servicing of the loan portfolio and required reporting to several government agencies.

Prior, Tracy worked as the Documentation and Servicing Manager for the Greater Nevada Credit Union. Before relocating to the Reno, Nevada area in 2008, Tracy served as Vice President of Loan Documentation for PNC Bank in Virginia and Maryland after the acquisition of a smaller community bank.

Outside of work, Tracy enjoys volunteering with local area food banks, the Special Olympics, and Habitat for Humanity.

Shalla Murrill

Shalla Murrill

Private Lending Relationship Officer

Shalla applies her 23+ years of experience in commercial and government guaranteed lending to deliver optimal solutions to Greater Commercial Lending’s private borrowers in agriculture, retail, and service-based businesses. Her specialized knowledge includes packaging, documenting, closing, and servicing SBA 7a, SBA Express, SBA Export, 504, FSA, and USDA loans.

Previously employed by Plumas Bank and Bank of The West, Shalla focused on meeting the lending needs of CRE purchases, business acquisitions, expansions, ground-up construction/building improvements, equipment purchases, debt refinancing, stock purchases, asset purchases, startup businesses, and lines of credit.

Shalla is an active member of her community, volunteering for FISH Social Services for rural Northern Nevada and the Food Bank of Northern Nevada, and serving as a youth group leader.

Travis Duhn

Private Lending Relationship Officer

Travis analyzes commercial loan requests from borrowers with a range of needs, including those focused on real estate acquisition, ground-up construction projects, equipment and inventory purchases, working capital funds, and debt refinancing solutions. He also evaluates prospective biofuel, solar energy, agriculture, tribal, and start-up projects for government guaranteed programs including USDA, FSA, and SBA loans.

Before joining Greater Commercial Lending, Travis worked in accounting for a nonprofit opioid rehabilitation organization. While in college, he supervised a team of technology students in supporting the school’s IT infrastructure.

Travis is pursuing a Master of Business Administration degree and the Graduate Certificate in Renewable Energy from the University of Nevada in Reno, where he previously earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance and Economics.

Barbara Bucher

Institution Partner Relationship Supervisor

Barbara has more than two decades of experience in the financial, banking, and lending industries and now oversees investor relations and payment processing operations for Greater Commercial Lending. This involves a range of functional areas, including supporting guaranteed loan sales, handling reporting activities, and completing transactions in the secondary market.

Before joining GCL, Barbara worked at Cisco Systems. Prior, she was employed by the Heritage Bank of Commerce, Accubank Mortgage Corporation/First City Mortgage, and Wells Fargo Bank.

Barbara studied business and finance at American River College in Sacramento, California. She has also completed professional development programs focused on leadership and business processes.

Claudia Hill

Senior Commercial Loan Servicing Specialist

Claudia’s more than 37 years of experience in commercial banking have been centered on commercial lending. She has supported borrowers in numerous areas, including commercial real estate, construction, residential development, business equipment, tenant improvement, and those pursuing SBA lending.

Prior to joining Greater Commercial Lending, Claudia worked for banks in Nevada and Texas; these diverse institutions ranged from a community bank to one of the largest in the nation. She attended financial courses at the University of Las Vegas and North Harris County Community College.

Claudia has served as a volunteer for Habitat for Humanity and Toys for Tots.

Harris Armstrong

Production Analyst

Harris analyzes the credit of potential borrowers applying for commercial loan products, specifically those within the USDA and SBA lending programs. He applies his years of experience to evaluate the ability to repay loans and lines of credit.

Prior to Greater Commercial Lending, Harris provided financial guidance to customers interested in home equity and real estate products. He also worked as an analyst for a real estate valuation company and as a legislative assistant for a law firm. Harris has a BA in Political Science from the University of Nevada.

Vince Tran

Production Analyst

Vince evaluates the credit of businesses applying for commercial loan products, specifically those associated with the USDA and SBA loan guaranteed programs. Prior to Greater Commercial Lending, Vince served as a credit analyst for Santa Cruz County Bank, where he reviewed applications for customers pursuing commercial and residential loans. Previously, he worked as a credit analyst for Barclays and as an intern for Bridge Bank.

In addition to a BS in Finance from Menlo College, Vince has an associate’s degree in business, finance, and accounting from Grays Harbor College. His volunteer activities have included serving as a swimming and basketball coach for the Special Olympics.

Bud Snoke

Institution Partner Specialist

Bud has held multiple roles in the Greater Nevada organizations, working in commercial loan services, member services, branch operations, and business lending. He currently works with financial institutions, brokers, packagers, and government agencies to support USDA, conventional and construction loans sales. Bud is a volunteer with Special Olympics.

Pierre Herring

Institution Partner Specialist

Pierre serves as a liaison between Greater Commercial Lending and brokers, dealers, investors, participants, and borrowers. He first gained experience in guaranteed lending as a USDA loan packager, while he evaluated applications, conducted financial analyses, and regularly communicated with government agencies.

Pierre previously worked as head of Clover Capital, Inc. and as a police detective/sergeant in South Lake Tahoe, California.

Matt Franzino

Institution Partner Specialist

Matt has been in financial services for 10 years, at Bank of the West and Wells Fargo Bank, working in personal banking, mortgage origination and operations, and financial advising. Prior to beginning his career in financial services, Matt founded and ran an organic vegetable farm, handling both business and horticulture operations.

He handles appraisals and flood determinations for Greater Commercial Lending, providing support for USDA, SBA, conventional, and construction loans. Along with setting up ACHs and developing remittance reports for the investors and participants, he books each loan into the internal system.

Heavily involved in the community, Matt serves as a mentor and is a volunteer with the Special Olympics, Bite of Reality, the Nevada Humane Society - Carson City, Keep Tahoe Blue, and Camp Lots of Fun.

Brandon Sprung

Commercial Credit Analyst

Brandon evaluates the loan requests, credit history, and loan repayment abilities of prospective commercial borrowers, leveraging his experience with USDA, SBA, and agricultural lending programs. He also possesses knowledge of A&D loans, construction loans, and CRE loans.

Before joining the Greater Commercial Lending team, Brandon worked as a commercial loan officer and credit analyst at banks in Eastern Oregon and Western Washington. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Orleans, and has since completed advanced training at the Western Commercial Lending School in Reno.

Eric Astrup

Commercial Credit Analyst

Eric performs annual reviews on borrowers with USDA and SBA loans, as well as those with non-governmental commercial and commercial real estate loans. His 20 years of banking experience have primarily focused on conducting loan reviews for customers in a range of industries.

With a background that also includes serving as a bank examiner for the states of Montana and North Dakota, as well as early experience with Wells Fargo, Eric has a broad base of financial services knowledge. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting and another in Business Administration, both from Dickinson State University.

Emily Andrea

Commercial Loan File Coordinator

Emily organizes internal and attorney prepared commercial loan documents for auditors to examine for regulatory compliance. She works closely with external vendors to acquire additional documentation for a variety of commercial loan types, including SBA, USDA, and construction.

Emily’s previous financial experience was also with a Greater Nevada organization, where she was a member service representative/bank teller for the credit union. While in college, Emily worked in customer service for In-N-Out Burger. She earned an Associate of Arts degree from Western Nevada College.