Rosemarie Codling is SBA Portfolio Manager and Banking Officer for Private Bank of Buckhead and Decatur,
which includes PrivatePlus Mortgage. She recently celebrated 20 years in banking.
“Rosemarie not only brings a depth of experience to her role spearheading our SBA program, but also is
adept at clearly explaining SBA lending, which is important because its accessibility, processes and potential
applications are not necessarily well understood,” says Carlos Laverde, Senior Vice President of the bank.
Her 20-year banking career began in New York, though the majority of it has been in the Atlanta market,
with the past 10 years focusing on SBA lending. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration/Management
from Bernard M. Baruch College and a Master’s degree (with Distinction) in Banking from Mercy College.
“I want to ensure that clients and potential clients know that SBA loans are readily available to almost all small
businesses and the SBA’s main goal is to promote small business growth,” Rosemarie says. “Applying for an SBA loan is not
unlike applying for a conventional (non-SBA) loan, and your banker can help you understand if an SBA lending solution might
be the right one for you.”
The bank added its SBA program in 2008 and by the next year the bank was designated a Preferred Lender by the U.S. Small
Business Administration. That designation has continued to be renewed. Preferred Lenders are allowed to expedite the processing
of SBA loans because of their depth of experience with SBA lending. PLP status means that the bank’s borrowers have 24-hour or less
turn-around from SBA once their loan has been approved at the bank level. A Preferred Lender also is allowed to make certain unilateral
changes or addendums to the loan without having to wait for SBA’s approval.
“One of Rosemarie’s chief roles is to help small- and medium-sized businesses acquire loans for a broad range of business and business
start-up purposes,” Laverde says, “beginning by helping demystify SBA lending for anyone who might be seeking business lending solutions.”
Away from the bank, the Jamaican native is involved in her church and enjoys reading about Eastern philosophy and history, and talking
with people from other cultures and learning more about them. She has a college-aged son. Rosemarie and her family – three generations – reside
Rosemarie can be reached at (404) 809-3926 or
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