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  • Tampa Bay
    Garrett VonEye
    Hillsborough County 
     
    Garrett Voneye
     
    First Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer Team Leader
    Office: 813-514-9342
    Cell: 813-480-2230
    gvoneye@valley.com
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      Garrett serves as the SBA Business Development Officer Team Lead .He has more than 13-years of SBA lending experience. He began his career in 2005, focusing specifically on the SBA loan program and Industrial Revenue Bonds in and around the Detroit area. Throughout his career, Garrett’s had the opportunity to participate in all aspects of the SBA lending process including, application, closing and servicing; giving him a unique perspective and understanding of the program and how it can be navigated successfully. Garrett moved to Tampa in 2009 and joined Valley in 2013. During his tenure, the SBA team has consistently ranked in the top 100 nationally and the #1 Florida Based SBA lender in the Tampa Bay region 5-years in a row.

    Michael Barone
    Southwest Florida
     
    Michael Barone
     
    Assistant Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer
    Office: 813-514-9343
    Cell: 813-557-4811
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      As an SBA Business Development Officer for Valley National Bank, Michael’s primary duties include developing and structuring loans and marketing other banking products and services to SBA eligible businesses. Michael services the Southwest Coast of Florida from Tampa south to Naples. Before this role, Michael was a loan underwriter and managed the Loan Express program for a Tampa, FL based community bank.

    Sterling Birdsong
    Pinellas, Pasco and Polk Counties
     
    Sterling Birsong
     
    Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer 
    Office: 813-514-9341
    Cell: 813-205-1714
    sbirdsong@valley.com
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      Sterling Birdsong is a Vice Present and SBA Business Development Officer for Valley.
      He primarily focuses on the counties of Pinellas, Pasco, and Polk.  Sterling is a Tampa native who has been in the banking industry for 5-years. The first three years of his banking career were spent as an underwriter in the community lending division. Sterling joined the SBA Lending team in January of 2016.

       

  • South Florida
    Noel Ferrufino

    Noel Ferrufino
     
    Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer
    Office: 305-810-1231
    Cell: 305-498-0228
    nferrufino@valley.com
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      Noel graduated from Colorado State University with a BS in Business Admin/Management. In 2003 he started his banking career as a part time teller. He continued working on the personal side of banking as a personal banker, and later in home lending. In 2010 Noel switched from personal banking to business banking, and recently helped a national bank with their re – introduction of their business banking segment. Noel has worked in the Miami area during the past 16 years, giving him a lot of experience and knowledge surrounding that community. Noel is active with Habitat for Humanity, Junior Achievement, Chapman Partnership and March of Dimes.

  • Central/North Florida
    Scott McBride

    Scott McBride
     
    Vice President and SBA Business
    Development Officer
    Office: 407-992-4288 (x1450)
    Cell: 407-963-1002
    smcbride@valley.com
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      Scott McBride began his banking career when he joined First Union National Bank in 1998.  The training he received as a Financial Specialist, covered all areas of banking, including licensing as a securities trader and insurance agent.  He used this training and his knowledge of the Central Florida market to focus on commercial lending.  Eventually he realized how valuable SBA Loan programs could be for his clients and their businesses and took a position focusing specifically on SBA 7(a) lending.  His passion is working with business owners and entrepreneurs to help them accomplish their goals. 

hidden text to fill headerAlabama Business Development Officers

  • Alabama
    Kate Meriwether 
     
    Kate Meriwether
     
    Vice President and SBA Business Development Officer 
    Office: 205-730-3936
    Cell: 205-370-8572
    kmeriwether@valley.com
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      Kate graduated from Auburn University with a BS in International Business. Kate joined Valley Bank in August 2011 as Vice President and Retail Market Manager and was later designated as the Professional and Executive Banking Representative for the Birmingham Market.  Kate has over 18 years of experience in the finance industry, working as a loan processor, conventional loan underwriter, and mortgage originator. Kate grew up in the Crestline/Mountain Brook area, and has already done amazing work in the community that she knows and loves. Kate will cover our entire Alabama footprint. In 2018, Kate was a Birmingham Business Journal Top 40 Under 40 Honoree. Kate currently serves as a Board Member and past Junior Board President of the Girls Inc. of Central Alabama where she has been active for the past 7 years.  She is a member of the Mountain Brook Chamber of Commerce and participates in various other community activities in Birmingham and surrounding areas.

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  • New York
    Orlando Callegari
     
    Orlando Callegari
     
    Vice President and SBA Business
    Development Officer
    Office: 862-261-3024
    Cell: 201-815-6909
    ocallegari@valley.com
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      Orlando joined Valley as an SBA Business Development Officer for New Jersey in 2019. He has over 30 years of banking experience. He is an expert in SBA Financing as well as other areas of commercial lending. He is a former President of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce of Passaic County and member of multiple business groups and organizations. 


       

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  • New Jersey
    Orlando Callegari
     
    Orlando Callegari
     
    Vice President and SBA Business
    Development Officer
    Office: 862-261-3024
    Cell: 201-815-6909
    ocallegari@valley.com
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      Orlando joined Valley as an SBA Business Development Officer for New Jersey in 2019. He has over 30 years of banking experience. He is an expert in SBA Financing as well as other areas of commercial lending. He is a former President of the Hispanic American Chamber of Commerce of Passaic County and member of multiple business groups and organizations.