Fountainhead Hires Commercial Lending Specialist


Leading US non-bank lender adds experienced new hire to growing team

ORLANDO, Fla., Oct. 18, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Fountainhead – one of only 14 non-bank commercial lending companies approved by the Small Business Administration (SBA) and specializing in financing the growth of small businesses across the country – welcomes its newest Commercial Loan Specialist, Elle Merkley. Based in Salt Lake City, Utah, Merkley will help American businesses get the financing they need to grow and succeed through Fountainhead’s SBA 7(a), SBA 504 and low LTV specialty loan programs.

Throughout Merkley’s 19 years of professional experience in commercial lending, she has worked with national banks, regional banks, community banks, non-bank lenders, certified development companies and fintechs to obtain multi-million financings for commercial borrowers nationwide. Passionate about helping others, Merkley communicates effectively, provides guidance and builds strong relationships with small business borrowers so they feel supported and valued.

“Elle’s attention to detail, problem-solving skills and driven personality are a tremendous asset to our diverse and experienced team,” said Fountainhead CEO Chris Hurn. “His expertise will help Fountainhead stay true to our key tenants of speed, service, focus and sincerity as we guide America’s small businesses on the path to success.”

“One of my great joys is helping businesses get the business loans they need,” Merkley said. “Together with the Fountainhead team, I will strive to make obtaining financing as efficient and easy as possible for our borrowers and referral sources. Business owners can focus on running their business and confidently trusting us to be there for them to provide them with the financing they need.”

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About Fountainhead
Founded in 2015, Fountainhead is one of 14 non-bank direct commercial lending companies approved by the US Small Business Administration (SBA) nationwide, specializing in commercial real estate project financing and business growth financing. small and medium businesses using SBA 7(a), SBA 504 and conventional low LTV loans. The non-bank lender is the largest SBA-approved non-bank lender in the Southeast, the second-largest Florida-based SBA lender, and was recently named the fastest growing company in Orlando. The Fountainhead team have been involved in financing over $28 billion in total projects over their careers and have a collective 386 years of SBA lending experience, making them one of the most knowledgeable in commercial lending to small and medium business owners. .

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