Episode 14 | Adam Whitaker
This week, we are joined by Adam Whitaker, SBA Business Development Officer at First National Bank. Adam covers the bases on SBA lending, including common misconceptions regarding eligibility for loans and the advantages and enjoyment of banking with a personal touch.
About Adam Whitaker
Adam Whitaker is a graduate of Clarion University of Pennsylvania, where he earned a Bachelors of Science in Accounting and a Masters of Business Administration. During that time, Adam also worked as an assistant consultant for the Clarion University SBDC, working directly with small business owners to help them develop successful business plans for growth. This experience allowed Adam to learn the in’s and out’s of small business ownership and has greatly served him in his ongoing quest to provide financing solutions for businesses in need.
Professionally, Adam has been involved with SBA lending since his tenure with the U.S. Small Business Administration and subsequent roles within banking as an SBA Specialist. Adam’s nearly ten years of direct SBA experience has given him the expertise to skillfully navigate complex SBA matters, while providing a seamless experience to the business owner themselves.
In addition to his professional experience, Adam has spent over 18 years as a service member for the Pennsylvania Army National Guard, having been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice, in 2004 and 2009. Adam currently serves as a trainer for the State’s Office Candidate Program helping to mold young, prospective officers.
A native to Pittsburgh, PA, Adam currently resides in the greater Pittsburgh metro area with his wife and two young children. His hobbies include woodworking, sports, and outdoor activities. Additionally, Adam is involved with his children’s youth leagues as well as several area organizations focused on providing free mentors to small businesses.
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