Paula Cook is the SBA National Sales Director for Huntington National Bank. With over 25 years of lending experience, Paula and her lending team specialize in working with small businesses to help choose the best loan option fit for their financing needs. Specializing in business acquisition/partner buyout financing, owner-user real estate, new construction, start up lending, equipment, expansion & leasehold improvement needs, or balance sheet restructuring, you will benefit from a seasoned and consistent lender that is committed to the SBA lending program in all economic cycles.
Our approach is to make the SBA loan process more customer centric, providing fast answers and advice based on dedicated lending. We focus on making a government loan program easier for our small business owner clients to navigate through. Since most transactions are deadline specific, we pay close attention to contract dates and structure, and understand the importance to meeting those deadlines & expectations. Our commitment is to be the key lending advisor in any small, large or complex SBA transaction.
Huntington Bank is the #1 SBA Lender in units and dollar volume in Huntington's footprint states. We have a dedicated business segment solely committed to understanding, navigating and delivering on a successful SBA transaction for our clients. Paula is located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and has an entire line of business, consisting of lenders throughout the Midwest to service you. This team is able to seamlessly conduct a transaction anywhere within the United States with our national SBA lending capability.
Prior to joining Huntington Bank, Paula held management roles with Wells Fargo for over 20 years. She is very well respected by her peers, referral sources, and colleagues. Paula is the current 2021 President of MBBI, a Chicago based M&A organization, as well as a current board member for the Wisconsin chapter.