Wayne Williams, Senior Vice President
With over 24 years in the industry, and 14 years with Business Finance Group, Wayne Williams is responsible for working with the lending community, small business owners and other partners within the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area.
While working with Business Finance Group, he has personally assisted over 400 small businesses with projects totaling over $700 million. Prior to joining Business Finance Group, Wayne spent ten years in commercial lending and has worked in SBA lending for most of his career.
Wayne is the Chair of the Lenders Quality Circle Steering Committee for the U.S. Small Business Administration Washington Metropolitan Area District Office, and is former Chapter President and National Award Winner with the American Institute of Banking. He was an instructor for the Risk Management Association and is a graduate of the Advanced Management Program of the North Carolina School of Banking and the Risk Management Association Commercial Lending School. In 2009, Wayne was recognized the Washington Metropolitan Area District Office as SBA’s Financial Services Champion.
Gerald Baroudi, Vice President
Gerald Baroudi joined Business Finance Group bringing over 15 years of commercial lending experience with a variety of industries and companies. Gerald’s previous experience working with community banks to provide SBA lending support services as well as process engineering studies through his own consulting firm and agency.
With an extensive and diverse banking background, Gerald has worked for Provident Bank, Wachovia Bank, and Bank of America, and has direct experience working for the largest Small Business Administration lender in the country.
Gerald serves on the Maryland Commercial Lenders Quality Circle Committee and has been a member of the Mid-Atlantic Business Intermediaries and the Mid-Atlantic Real Estate Marketing Association.
Curt Solomon, Vice President
Curt Solomon brings 16 years of solid experience and superior expertise in the Certified Development Company marketplace to Business Finance Group where he currently serves as a Vice President. Previously employed by the 5th largest CDC nationaly, Curt served as a Regional Manager responsible for 17 county regions. During his tenure in New York, he established a new branch office and was responsibile for a six county region in rural, western New York state.
Curt serves on the Board for the Risk Management Association, Hampton Roads Chapter, is a Committee Member for the National Association of Development Companies, and has served as a Board Member for the Risk Management Association, Empire Chapter.
Jason Paisley, Vice President
As Vice President at Business Finance Group, Jason leverages his previous experience in commercial lending to offer high levels of lending support to clients and lendering partners alike. Jason has worked with Business Finance Group for the past 12 years, and has been recognized as a top producer of 504 loans. Previously, Jason worked with Wachovia Bank.
Jason is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), a member of the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants, and serves as the President of the Risk Management Association, Potomac Chapter.
Beth Wilson, Vice President
For the past 35+ years, Beth Wilson has worked in the finance services industry, for several leading institutions such as Patriot Bank, Security Bank, Business Loan Express, Enterprise Bank and Sandy Spring National Bank. For the past five years, Beth has worked as a Vice President with Business Finance Group. Beth utilizes her previous experience both as a Commercial Loan Officer as well as her small business experience as Director of Franchisee Finance for Precision Tune to support and service her clients and customers.
Beth has conducted seminars for the Flory Small Business Development Center on ‘Writing a Successful Business Plan’ and ‘Developing Your Own Small Business’ and is a graduate of the Maryland Banking School at the University of Maryland.
Amy Rowan, Community Program Coordinator
Amy Rowan originally joined Business Finance Group in 2004 as a Senior Closing Administrator. With her financial services background at institutions such as BB&T and the former James Monroe Bank, Amy rapidly adjusted to the 504 process and was recognized as our Top Closer five times. Her experience as a bank loan officer assistant, her knowledge of the SBA programs, and most importantly, her “can do” attitude and excellent customer service skills have been instrumental in helping Business Finance Group launch its new small loan programs for working capital and equipment. With a strong community spirit, Amy handles all of our community outreach programs and has been a big advocate for our annual Toys for Tots drive. Additionally, in the Business Finance Group tradition, Amy has joined the Risk Management Association’s (RMA) Potomac Chapter Board.
Amy lives in Centreville, with her daughter Samantha and has served as Treasure on the local PTA’s.