Farmers National Bank of Canfield / City of Berea
VP, Commercial Relationship Manager / Ward 2 Councilman
CURRENT ROLE + RESPONSIBILITIES
I am responsible for cultivating new and existing commercial bank relationships with business owners in Northeast Ohio. I offer tailored financing solutions to meet the needs of these clients spanning multiple industries including commercial real estate. I am also an elected official for the City of Berea where I act as a liaison for the residents in my city to get their voices heard and concerns addressed!
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN A MEMBER/INVOLVED IN NAIOP?
WHAT TYPE OF REFERRAL WOULD YOU BENEFIT FROM?
Any business or business owner seeking investment real estate or owner-occupied real estate in Northeast Ohio.
I had the pleasure of working with a borrower who owns and leases a 350,000 sq ft. building in Cleveland. A big part of my job is storytelling, I truly enjoyed learning the history of this building and sharing that with my internal bank partners. The building has an expansive history in automotive and aerospace manufacturing dating back to the late 1800’s. I was proud to be able to assist this client in keeping the story going!
I have been playing guitar since I was 13. The first song I learned to play was Seek and Destroy by Metallica.
ADVICE | What is the best advice you’ve received that you can share with your fellow Developing Leaders?
This quote by George Eliot was shared with me by my grandfather; “It is never too late to be what you might have been”. It hasn’t left my mind since he said it to me over 20 years ago. I think most professionals are like myself, always trying to be the best version of themselves they can be and constantly assessing what is and isn’t working or serving you. Don’t be afraid to take that leap if you’re truly passionate about it. It is NEVER too late!