Welcome to our two new Affiliate Members for 1Q2022!
The Georgia Association of Business Brokers (GABB) welcomed two new Affiliate Members in the first quarter of 2022–Ashley Olejnik of The Bancorp and Mitch Belton of First Port City Bank. We are very excited to have them join our ever-growing group of professionals who work with and support the business brokerage industry. Read more about Ms. Olejnik and Mr. Belton below.
Ashley Olejnik is an industry expert with more than 16 years of successful experience in the full life cycle of Small Business Administration (SBA) lending. She joined The Bancorp as a Business Development Officer in 2019 where she has developed relationships using SBA products inclusive of 504, 7a and Express. With extensive knowledge in structuring loans, she assists her clients across the Nation find financing solutions for their business needs. Ashley’s greatest strength is her passion to help her clients achieve their business needs. Her recent projects include business acquisitions, partner buyouts, Commercial Real Estate purchases and construction.
Amongst her previous positions, Ashley closed SBA loans for financial institutions in the Atlanta and Raleigh areas. This role allowed her to work hand in hand with clients while protecting her employer’s SBA Guaranty.
In 2015, Ashley completed the Lender Diploma Program from The National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL). She also attends yearly NAGGL conferences to stay abreast of the industry changes.
Ashley enjoys spending time with her family, listening to live music and playing golf. She currently lives in Nashville, TN but frequently travels to Georgia where she is originally from.
Mitch Belton earned his B.S and MBA from Clemson University where he was a 3-year letterman, record holder and Team Captain for the Clemson Tiger football team. Following graduation, he got his start in banking by working as an Associate Relationship Manager for Bank of America, he has held Senior Lending positions at Bank of America, Wells Fargo, JP Morgan Chase and First National Bank.
Mitch joined First Port City Bank team in 2022 with over two decades of lending knowledge and SBA expertise. In his role, Mitch specializes in Business Development and structuring loans for healthcare, construction, acquisition and development and commercial real estate.
Mitch enjoys working with brokers (Yes, we pay broker fees!!) and small business owners to develop creative financing solutions by utilizing the SBA loan programs. He puts his years of experience to work for each client to ultimately produce the best lending solution for their needs.
When he is not at work, Mitch enjoys officiating high school and college sports, mentoring youth, positively affecting his community and spending time with his daughter.