T. Scott Lewis has been in financial services for over 30 years and has considerable experience in traditional/conventional commercial lending and commercial government program lending. He started his career as a commercial lender for Wachovia Bank in 1990. He later served small businesses as commercial lender and City Executive for a community bank in Eastern NC, including overseeing Small Business for the bank and revamping the bank’s PLP status as Director of Government Lending becoming one of North Carolina’s leading SBA 7(a) and SBA 504 lenders. Most recently Scott held the position of SBA Director for Select Bank & Trust and recently transitioned to First Bank’s SBA group after the 2 banks merged in October 2021. Scott also has extensive experience in the USDA’s Business & Industry and Community Facilities Programs.
Having underwritten, approved, processed, closed and serviced SBA and USDA loans for over 10 years, Scott’s commercial lending and government lending background makes him an expert in crafting practical but optimum solutions to help small business owners achieve their goals. Scott is a small business owner as well and knows the obstacles and opportunities in owning a small business.