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Local banker appointed president of Evolve SBA lending division 

Davina Bergin

Davina Bergin of Atascadero

‘Davina’s experience is second-to-none’

Evolve Bank & Trust, a financial technology solutions provider, announced Wednesday it has appointed Davina Bergin of Atascadero as president of its Small Business Administration Lending Division. Bergin joins Evolve with more than 30 years of experience in the SBA Lending industry.

“Davina’s experience is second-to-none,” said Scott Stafford, president and CEO of Evolve. “She has committed her entire career to SBA Lending. Her expertise will be an asset to our organization, and I look forward to her future success in helping small businesses flourish.”

Most recently, Bergin was Senior Vice President, Chief Development Officer for Immito, LLC. She has also served in numerous senior management roles including senior vice president, SBA production director for Umpqua Bank; vice president and SBA market manager, Rabobank; executive vice president, Coast National Bank; and vice president of SBA Lending, Mission Community Bank.

“Evolve is a best-in-class lender in the industry,” Bergin says. “They have built an extensive portfolio, and I am looking forward to working with their premier team to take the division to the next level.”

Bergin has served on the board of the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders for more than 20 years and is the recipient of their Legislative Advocate of the Year award. She is a past recipient of the SBA Financial Advocate of the Year Award. Bergin attended the Pacific Coast Banking School at the University of Washington. She is a member of the Atascadero Rotary Club.

About Evolve Bank & Trust

Evolve Bank & Trust, based in Memphis, Tenn., is a technology-focused financial services organization offering specialized services in open banking, personal and business banking, mortgage, SBA lending, and community funding. Evolve is recognized as a global leader in the payments industry delivering ACH, debit/credit sponsorship, card issuance and technology strategies to clients around the world. Evolve has been voted a Top Workplace and has been named in Inc. Magazine’s 5000 List of the fastest-growing private companies.


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