Unparalleled Depth and Breadth of Experience

Lendstream Small Business Finance provides capital to small businesses to help them achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.
125+
Years of Combined
Experience
16,000
Small-balance
commercial credits

Our Story

Lendstream’s goal is to leverage our 125+ years of combined experience in commercial financing to create an affordable and reliable funding solution for small business owners. We listen to the objectives of each entrepreneur on a case-by-case basis and recommend the best solution to help them accomplish their goals.
Lendstream was created in 2018 by a team of credit professionals who have been focused on the small business space since 1993. Since that time we have underwritten, acquired and managed over 16,000 small-balance commercial credits, and serviced over 5,000 SBA loans between 7(a), 504, and disaster recovery.
We’re a flat organization where ownership and senior management are one and the same. Everyone works together to swiftly evaluate and process lending opportunities.

Meet The Team Behind Lendstream

Business Development

Jimmy Jarrell

Senior VP

Jimmy recently joined Lendstream Small Business Finance as an SVP after working for TD Bank as a VP in the Commercial Loan Department specializing in SBA lending for the last 6 years. Jimmy previously spent 5 years with two Delaware based Community Banks and worked the prior ten years at Citizens Bank. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the Commercial Banking/SBA industry specializing in the Greater Philadelphia marketplace although Lendstream has a National SBA presence.
Jimmy was awarded the 2014 SBA Small Business Champion Award in Delaware, was a member of the Delaware Business Times 40 under 40 Class of 2015, was the 2019 504 Company New Jersey SBA 504 lender of the year, and was the 2020 Coleman Report SBA BDO of the Year winner.
Jimmy earned a BSBA in Finance from the University of Delaware and an MBA from Goldey- Beacom College. He is a Past President with the Delaware Foundation for Science and Math Education and The Chairman of the Board with True Access Capital (Formerly The First State Community Loan Fund), a CDFI and CDC located in Wilmington, DE. He lives in Delaware with his wife and two children.

Dan McNamara

SVP, Business Development Officer

Dan McNamara has been actively helping small and medium size business owners for more than 25 years.  His expert knowledge of the U.S. Small Business Administration programs and his extensive background in finance add substantial value to the loan process.

 Dan was previously a highly productive business development officer in a similar role at City National Bank and GE Small Business Finance.   He prides himself on actively working for each client as a consultant.

“My primary focus is always on the client’s needs and the ability to provide beneficial financial solutions to help each business grow.  In my experience, business owners appreciate working with a trusted financial advisor that will look out for their best interest and make the process easy for them.”

Carter Wildermuth

SVP, Business Development Officer

Carter Wildermuth is a successful finance professional with 23 years of experience in the business lending industry and over his career has been recruited to work with some of the nation’s top financial services companies including GE Capital, CIT, and Wells Fargo. He has been consistently recognized as a top performer in business loan originations, funded volume, and ROI. 

Carter’s experience and expertise includes In-depth analysis of financial information and business operations; he is highly skilled at structuring financing solutions customized for all business types.

Throughout his career, Carter has coached, mentored, and managed individuals and groups to help increase their knowledge and improve their understanding of business finance solutions, and has provided training and guidance to help each achieve their goals.

Tara Kelly

VP of Business Development

Tara joined Lendstream Small Business Finance as a BDO in the first quarter of 2020. In her capacity she originates SBA loans in the New York Metropolitan area. She has 20+ years of experience in commercial lending of which 10 years were in SBA lending. Prior to joining Lendstream SBF Tara was a Commercial Lender for Carver Federal Savings Bank for six years financing CRE and SBA loans in the New York and New Jersey market. She was the top lender at Carver exceeding her annual goals of $20MM to $30MM. Tara started her lending career with Citibank, went on to Hudson United Bank, CIT SBA lending, Bank of America as a Client Manager, and found her calling at Lendstream SBF. Tara has a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Management from Nyack College, NYU credit analysis and Omega credit trained.

Oscar Sanchez

VP, Business Development Officer

Oscar Sanchez is a seasoned banker, having dedicated over 15 years to helping business owners achieve their financial goals. His career has been focused on guiding his clients with commercial real estate, equipment and working capital financing utilizing both SBA and traditional options. 

Oscar has a successful track record of assisting bankers and brokers obtain commercial financing nationwide with a vast knowledge of industry verticals and asset classes such as industrial, office, retail, hospitality, multi and special purpose properties. 

Operations

Dohnie Royster

SBA Closing Manager

Dohnie joined Lendstream Small Business Finance in January 2020. In his role as SBA Closing Manager, he will have the overall responsibility for packaging loans for SBA approval and closing and disbursing the loans. Dohnie has 15 years’ experience packaging and closing SBA loans. He spent four years with Wachovia Small Business Finance as a loan processor in California then moved to Charlotte to assist with the opening of the Wells Fargo SBA East Coast processing center. He was a loan documentation specialist until mid-2018 and then was promoted to lead one of the East Coast closing teams.

Erin Pavlich

Compliance Director

Erin Pavlich is the Compliance Director for Lendstream Small Business Finance, LLC. In her roll as compliance director, she works with loan origination, loan servicing and loan operations to ensure compliance with SBA SOP and company procedures. Erin began her career as a lawyer assisting clients with securitization and other similar transactions at Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft, LLP and later worked as associate with Alston & Bird, LLC working on loan origination, loan servicing actions, and liquidation. Erin focuses on writing and enforcing procedures, documentation, monitoring loan operations, and consulting on loan origination and liquidation matters.
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