Chris Holman was on the road recently to the 2018 Great Lakes Lenders Conference; the premier banking event in the Midwest. While at Detroit's Marriott at the Renaissance Center he welcomes SBA's Bill Manger to talk about how U.S. businesses are feeling confident in the current economy. The SBA is seeing more businesses expanding and franchising.
Bill Manger is the Associate Administrator for the Office of Capital Access at the U.S Small Business Administration. The Office of Capital Access helps make funding available through banks and other lending partners to small business that cannot otherwise obtain loans. After being appointed by Administrator McMahon in March 2017, Manger has taken responsibility over the SBA’s loan program policy, technology, operations and oversight. This includes SBA’s flagship 7(a) and 504 loan programs, the microloan program and the surety bond program. As Associate Administrator, Manger manages a $120 billion portfolio of direct and guaranteed loans, nine operation centers, and 560 employees of SBA’s Office of Capital Access.
Prior to his current SBA appointment, Manger served as Managing Director at Brock Capital Group, a boutique Investment bank in New York City, where he advised and supported small-to-medium sized enterprises in their efforts to raise capital and expand their businesses. From 2007 to 2009, Manger served as Associate Administrator for Field Operations at SBA. He first came to SBA in 2005 to serve as Regional Administrator for Region 2, based in New York City. Manger holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Trinity College in Hartford, CT.
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