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VP Senior Business Development Officer

Company: Pursuit
Location: Hartford
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Job Description:

Who We Are Pursuit is a community-focused lender that provides small businesses with affordable loans and resources so that they can reach higher, transform and grow. That transformation may start with an individual borrower, but ultimately extends into the broader community, taking shape as new employment opportunities, economic development and positive change. What We Do For more than 65 years, we have been 100% invested in the success of our clients. Pursuit offers a suite of innovative financing products designed to expand access to capital for small businesses. Our range of loans and lines of credit range from $10,000 to $5.5 million for businesses ready to make their next big investment. We have designed our application processes and loan terms with more flexibility than traditional banks. Our signature loan programs include commercial real estate financing, general business funding, and fast business funding through a digital platform. We leverage deep, long-term relationships with banks and community partners to serve clients. About the Job The Vice President / Senior Business Development Officer- Small Business Lending is responsible for working directly with banks, business service organizations, associations, chambers of commerce, economic development organizations, professional service firms, lending organizations or marketplaces, and others to secure client referrals and acquire loan customers. Connecticut will be a new territory for Pursuit. The ideal candidate will be someone with deep experience in the state, especially in areas with a high concentration of mission-aligned small businesses. Candidates throughout CT and adjoining states will be considered. Responsibilities include: --- Maintaining a network of bankers and referral partners, and securing new deal channels. --- Engaging in strategic networking to develop new partners and clients. --- Quickly understanding business conditions, conducting business assessments and providing feedback and guidance to potential clients on the appropriateness of various products. --- Maintaining expert familiarity with Pursuit Community Finance products and those of its affiliates. --- Nurturing and advising clients to help resolve access to capital barriers, with a focus on loan readiness, loan packaging, and addressing challenges to accessing capital. --- Conducting follow-up assessments and check-ins with clients. --- Managing reports and IT systems related to tracking and reporting on business development. --- Supporting efforts related to new grant proposals and reporting to funders, including monitoring and measuring program outcomes as needed. --- Additional position-related duties and responsibilities as assigned by supervisor. Position Specifications --- Bachelor's degree required. --- Minimum of five (5) years' experience with banking, small business lending, or business development in the financial services industry. --- Full Covid-19 vaccination required. --- Final candidates must be able to pass all pre-employment screenings, including a background, criminal and credit check, and drug testing. --- Demonstrated banking relationships within Connecticut. --- Demonstrated deal production and contacts of bankers and COIs. --- Clear communication, sales, presentation & interpersonal skills. --- Strategic & organizational competence-i.e. exercising leadership to improve sales strategy, the ability to set and manage timelines, commitments, and deadlines with ease. What We Offer A collaborative environment of mission-focused professionals dedicated to helping communities and economies grow through business lending. We seek individuals who want to blend a career in financial services with a career serving others. Pursuit extends its employees competitive salaries and a range of benefits including, including but not limited to: --- Health Insurance, generous employer premium contribution --- Fully paid Dental, Vision and Life Insurance --- Generous 401(k) match --- Flexible spending account --- Holiday and Paid Time Off --- Educational assistance after two years of employment --- Summer work hours How We Help We believe that when local businesses thrive, they provide good, stable jobs, recycling the money they spend back into the community to help it grow. Our loans are offered with affordable rates to ensure that our clients can continue growing and positively impacting their neighborhoods. While are what drive us every day, we are proud to work with small businesses at scale: --- $4+ billion lent, $1.2 billion in the last 5 years --- $2 billion portfolio of small business loans --- 70,000+ jobs created --- 10,000+ loans to small businesses --- 10,000+ hours of advisory and educational services We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws regarding nondiscrimination.

Keywords: Pursuit, Hartford , VP Senior Business Development Officer, Executive , Hartford, Connecticut

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