Brian Carlson, Founder, President and CEO of SBA Complete, Inc. has a banking career that spans 28 years. Brian started his career as a commercial loan officer in 1983 and moved up the banking ranks due to his focus on building relationships and achieving superior results. Prior to being the Founder, President and CEO of Excel National Bank, which opened in 2005, Brian spent 16 years managing and building nationwide SBA lending departments for Bank of the West, Imperial Bank and Temecula Valley Bank. During this time he was able to build all three institutions into top national SBA lending operations. At Imperial Bank, Brian grew SBA loan production to over $300,000,000 annually and became the 9th largest SBA lender in the nation.
While running Temecula Valley Bank’s SBA operation, he increased SBA production to $300 million and was ranked 8th in the nation for all SBA lenders. Brian’s focus has always been on generating large volumes of quality loans, by creating an efficient production system that is highly profitable. Brian has twice been named as one of the most influential people in SBA lending by Coleman Publishing.