Meet the Greater Commercial Lending 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.
Executive Vice President of Greater Commercial Lending
24 years of banking experience with 20 years of providing guaranteed lending through USDA B & I, REAP, FSA, USDA 9003, and SBA. Mr. Gilpin has closed and serviced over $900 million in USDA Business and Industry, REAP, and IRP RLF loans over the past 20 years mainly from the North West Region most recently as a Credit Administrator for the oldest community bank in the state of Washington. Previously Mr. Gilpin provided USDA and SBA loan services for banks in the Mid-West. Mr. Gilpin currently sits as the Chairperson for The National Rural Lenders Association, an association that works directly with the USDA national directors as well as political leaders to ensure that financing options remain viable and available to rural communities.
Vice President of Commercial Operations
For the past 15 years, Jenny has worked for the Greater Nevada Family, focused on retail and mortgage lending business operations. She has extensive experience working with government, government-sponsored enterprises (GSE), regulatory bodies and the secondary market. She is a volunteer with Special Olympics and currently serves on The Nevada Governor’s Council for Developmental Disabilities. Jenny has a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Management as well as an MBA.
Senior Government Lending Relationship Manager
For the past 10 years, Lisa worked for USDA Rural Development, focused on business and renewable energy guaranteed lending. She worked in the both the National Office (Washington, DC) and the Oregon State Office (Portland, OR). Prior to USDA, Lisa worked at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Colorado (Golden, CO) for two years, focused on transferring renewable energy technologies from the development phase to the commercial implementation phase. Lisa has a BA in English Literature and a MBA in Finance and Accounting.
Renewable Energy Lending Relationship Officer
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.
Government Lending Relationship Officer
As a Government Lending Relationship Officer, Greg works directly with borrowers and business partners to facilitate the delivery of government guaranteed commercial lending solutions. Prior to joining Greater Nevada Credit Union’s Commercial Lending Group, he managed the production, underwriting and business development activities for Nevada State Development Corporation's Reno Office (NSDC). Greg also has more than 5 years of commercial credit underwriting experience and more than 11 years of experience in the Consumer Banking Industry.
Jesse J. Hartford
Government Lending Relationship Officer
Jesse has 17 years of lending experience with over 4 years of commercial lending experience. Jesse has Extensive experience in process improvement including completion of a Six Sigma Green-Belt project. Jesse has completed over 300 hours of commercial lending training, including credit-union specific industry training. As an experienced credit specialist Mr. Hartford has analyzed and provided annual reviews for several types of guaranteed loan programs including USDA and SBA.
Commercial Servicing and Documentation Manager
Tracy has over 22 years of banking experience previously as the Vice President of Loan Documentation for PNC Bank in Virginia. Tracy has experience with servicing all guaranteed loan types including servicing USDA loans sold on the secondary market.
Private Lending Relationship Officer
Shalla has over 23 years’ experience in commercial and government guaranteed lending (SBA 7a, SBA Express, 504 and USDA), packaging, documenting, closing and servicing loans. Shalla is also knowledgeable with the SBA Export Program. Extensive experience in construction, specializing in financing for CRE purchases, business acquisitions, expansions, tenant improvements, equipment purchases, debt refinance, stock purchases, asset purchases, start- up businesses and lines of credit. Helping agriculture, retail and service based business throughout Nevada.
Senior Commercial Loan Servicing Specialist
Claudia has over 37 years of commercial banking experience primarily in commercial lending. Claudia’s experience in commercial lending includes Commercial Real Estate, Construction, Residential Development, Business Equipment, Tenant Improvement and SBA Lending. Claudia started her career as an Accounting Clerk in Houston, TX and has held positions of Lending Assistant/Loan Processor, Special Assets Administrator and Manager of a Loan Operations Department.
Commercial Loan Servicing Specialist
Bud has 5 years of financial institution experience with 2 years focused on Commercial Loans. His experience includes billing, inter-institutional relations, and documentation.
Commercial Credit Analyst
Brandon has 5 years of commercial lending experience. Brandon worked as a Commercial Credit Analyst and as a Commercial Loan Officer in Eastern Oregon and Western Washington. Brandon has experience with several types of loans including USDA, SBA, and Agricultural lending and attended Western State Commercial Lending School.
Commercial Credit Analyst
Eric has 20 years of banking experience, with a primary focus on loan reviews. His previous work experience includes working as a state bank examiner, Credit Reviewer, and a Sr. Loan Review Analyst prior to joining Greater Commercial Lending. Eric has experience working with a number of different types of loans including Commercial Real Estate, Commercial and Industrial, and Agricultural.
Commercial Loan Document Specialist
Matt’s previous experience includes owning his own organic fruit and vegetable farm as well as 10 years in the financial industry. While exploring his passion as a horticulturist, Matt began his financial career as a personal banker eventually working as a Financial Advisor. Matt’s 10 years in the financial industry also includes working in Mortgage origination and Operations.
Commercial Loan File Coordinator
Emily has nearly a year of credit union experience as a previous teller, as well as working with business members and their accounts.