Lance Sexton has joined Bank of the Ozarks as Executive Vice President, Regional Government Guaranteed Loan Specialist. He will be based at Bank of the Ozarks’ Springdale Office at 2773 West Sunset Avenue.
Sexton has 30 years of experience in the origination, servicing and liquidation of Small Business Administration (SBA) loans; ten years of experience directly managing portfolios of SBA loans; and six years of experience as a small business owner. He has worked for the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation both directly and in liquidating large SBA portfolios of failed institutions and has managed the Small Business Development Center at the University of Arkansas. Sexton currently conducts SBA seminars and speaks at SBA lending conferences around the country. He most recently built a top SBA program at a small community bank in Northwest Arkansas.
“Bank of the Ozarks has the people, technology and the strength to be a top national SBA lending institution and I am very blessed to be a part of the team. Bank of the Ozarks is consistently one of the highest performing banks in the country and we look forward to being one of the best SBA lenders in the country,” stated Sexton.
Bank of the Ozarks’ Government Guaranteed Lending Division President, Julie Cripe stated, “Bank of the Ozarks is committed to building one of the top government guaranteed lending divisions in the country. The addition of Lance Sexton to our team of experts will insure that we can achieve our goal more quickly, which in turn will serve our communities and our customers more quickly. We pride ourselves on offering a government guaranteed product that meets the specific and unique needs of our customers and on building long-term relationships. We are excited about our prospects with Lance joining our team.”
Sexton obtained a BSBA and MBA from the University of Arkansas Sam Walton College of Business. He is a member of the Springdale and Bentonville Rotary Clubs.