Bill Enholm has been appointed by Coast National Bank in San Luis Obispo as senior vice president and small business lending manager.
“Bill not only brings two decades of banking experience to Coast National, but he also brings a passion for helping small businesses succeed,” said Coast National Bank president and CEO Anita Robinson.
Enholm’s career includes posts at Citizens Business Bank, Santa Barbara Bank & Trust, and most recently, Mission Community Bank, where he was vice president and commercial banking officer working from the bank’s Paso Robles office. He has approved more than $1 billion in business loans, including more than $200 million in SBA 504 and 7(a) loans. Enholm considers himself one of the pioneers in streamlining small business lending through effective credit scoring.
“We delivered speed, accuracy and a less paper-intensive process that worked to the benefit of the small businesses, as well as to the bank,” Enholm said.
Enholm came to the central coast in 2013. “My wife and I visited here when our daughter was a student at Cal Poly. We immediately decided this is where we wanted to be,” Enholm said. “We love the entrepreneurial spirit in this region, and I’ve loved being involved in the community. That kind of involvement is rewarding in its own right, but it also helps us make more informed credit decisions because we have a better sense of the community’s values.”
Enholm’s community service includes serving on various committees of the Paso Robles Main Street Association and Chamber of Commerce, as well as serving on the California fisheries fund loan committee. He is a member of the risk management association and the sunrise rotary club of Paso Robles. Enholm is a frequent guest speaker on business issues, and recently participated on a SLO HotHouse panel.
Established in 1997, Coast National Bank is a local community bank serving individuals and businesses through four offices in San Luis Obispo County. With a focus on delivering outstanding customer service, Coast National Bank is an expert in small business lending and provides an array of business and personal banking deposit products and other services. Coast National Bank is an SBA Preferred Lender. For more about Coast National Bank, visit www.coastnationalbank.com or call (805) 541-0400.