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United Community Bank Strengthens SBA Operations in North Carolina

  • Posted on March 10, 2021
United Community Bank is proud to have recently grown its SBA team in North Carolina with the addition of two bankers based in the Raleigh area. Joining the bank are Michael Goddard and Peter Silva, both of whom have extensive experience with government guaranteed lending and will serve as Business Development Officers for United’s expanding SBA team.

“We are pleased to welcome Michael and Peter to our team,” said Beth Hallock, President of SBA for United Community Bank. “Their combined expertise in lending provides us with fresh solutions and is reassurance to our clients that they are backed by one of the most prestigious SBA teams in the nation. I look forward to the ways in which they will help our clients succeed.”

Michael Goddard comes to United with over 18 years of banking experience, holding a variety of roles including Branch Manager, Commercial Banker, Credit Analyst and Government Lending Officer with an emphasis on SBA lending. He is a graduate of Elon University. Goddard will be responsible for funding SBA and USDA loans for United nationwide.

Peter Silva joins United with more than 30 years of banking experience. His past roles include Branch Manager, District Manager, Commercial Relationship Manager, Financial Crimes Investigator and SBA Business Development Officer. He most recently served as a President and CEO of FPS Payments in Florida. He received his Master’s degree from Troy University and is a member of the United States Coast Guard Auxiliary. Silva will also support the nationwide effort of SBA loan origination for United Community Bank.

This past year United Community Bank has helped small businesses through the SBA’s Paycheck Protection Program, which to date has provided nearly 11,000 United customers with over $1.4 billion in loans. Goddard and Silva look forward to continuing to help small businesses throughout North Carolina and the nation emerge from the economic effects of the pandemic and achieve their financial goals.

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