Chris Kneer
 
Senior Vice president, division head, sba lending

Chris Kneer

Chris is Senior Vice President, SBA Division Head and has more than 20-years of banking experience. He joined Valley National Bank in 2011 to grow and manage the business banking team and create the bank’s SBA program. The bank’s SBA program operates throughout Florida, Alabama, New York, and New Jersey. In a short period of time, the program has closed more than $200 million in new loans to help small businesses grow and flourish.
 
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Karen Bricken
 
First Vice President, SBA Department Administrator

Karen S. Bricken

Karen is First Vice President, Director of SBA Administration. Karen helped start the SBA department when she joined the bank in 2011. Karen has more than 30-years of commercial banking experience and began her SBA affiliation in the early 1980’s. Before joining Valley National Bank, she handled SBA loans for the largest independent bank in Kentucky and owned her own SBA packaging company working with numerous community banks.
 
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Ryan Radigan
 
Vice President, SBA Credit Team Lead 

Ryan Radigan

Ryan is Vice President, SBA Credit Team Lead. Ryan joined Valley National Bank in 2018 with the primary responsibility of assisting in the expansion of the SBA lending program.  Shortly after, he also took over responsibility of the SBA loan underwriting and portfolio management team.  Before joining the Bank, he spent time serving as the Chief Credit Officer as well as helped to oversee and grow the SBA lending program at a community bank in Tampa, FL. 
 
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Garrett Voneye
 
First Vice President, SBA Business Development Officer Team Lead-FL

Garrett VonEye

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.
 
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