Banking
April 6, 2023

The Importance of Building Strong Relationships in the Banking Industry

The Importance of Building Strong Relationships in the Banking Industry
Banking
April 6, 2023

The Importance of Building Strong Relationships in the Banking Industry

Ignacio Gassó
Co-founder & Chief Operation Officer
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With over three decades of experience in the banking industry, my journey has been quite exciting and challenging. I started working in a small bank and quickly moved on to managing SBA lending departments for both small and large banks. I've had the opportunity to work with regional banks and even spent some time managing SBA at CitiBank.

Over the years, I've been fortunate to start up and manage several SBA lending departments for different banks. This experience has allowed me to gain a deep understanding of the industry, its challenges, and its opportunities.

For the past six years, I've been working at Live Oak Bank as a co-director of sponsor finance search fund lending. Live Oak Bank is a smaller bank, but one that is laser-focused on small business lending and utilizes the SBA program exceptionally well. I've enjoyed my time at Live Oak Bank and appreciate the opportunity to work with such a talented and dedicated team.

Throughout my career, I've learned that the banking industry is constantly evolving. It's critical to stay up to date with industry trends, regulations, and technologies. One thing that has remained constant is the importance of building strong relationships with clients. Understanding their needs, goals, and challenges is key to helping them succeed.

In conclusion, my journey in the banking industry has been long and rewarding. I've had the opportunity to work with a variety of banks and clients, each with their unique challenges and opportunities. I look forward to continuing to learn and grow in this exciting industry.

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