At BFC, we’re always excited to share the news when a new team member joins our team. Please welcome Lee Kleinman, as BFC’s newest Business Development Officer. Kleinman comes to BFC with more than 30 years’ experience in commercial lending throughout California, having served most recently as Senior Vice President, Senior Commercial Lender for Wells Fargo.
As we do with all new BFC team members, we asked him five questions to help everyone get to know him a little better and learn why he chose to join the team at BFC.
BFC: What did you do prior to joining the team at BFC?
LK: Prior to joining BFC, I was a Wells Fargo team member for 30 years. I spent 10 years in retail banking holding every position from teller to branch manager, and then 20 years as a commercial loan officer where my primary focus and passion was financing commercial real estate—whether it be conventional, SBA or investment projects.
BFC: Why did you choose to join us?
LK: This is an easy question for me to answer because there’s so many things that have impressed me. If I had to pick one, I’d say it’s due to the company’s stellar reputation in delivering what is needed by the client. It’s truly something unique to the industry. And of course, the leadership at BFC is exceptional.
BFC: Why do you think BFC has been successful in administering the SBA 504 Loan Program?
LK: Another easy one. BFC is fastidious when it comes to every single one of their client’s needs. The company truly has each and every client’s best interests in mind. BFC is also lightning-fast and is known for delivering results on time.
BFC: What do you think makes the SoCal small business community a great place for
LK: The Southern California business landscape brings with it vast resources and seemingly endless opportunities for small businesses to grow. California is often at the leading edge of new trends in business, and there’s no sign of innovation slowing down here in the Golden State.
BFC: What are your goals as part of the team at BFC?
LK: I’m looking forward to offering the clientele of BFC my decades of