BROOKFIELD, WI – October 27, 2022 –  First Business Bank’s SBA team is pleased to welcome two new team members with outstanding experience. Named a nationwide top-100 SBA bank by loan volume, First Business Bank’s SBA team continues to grow with the success of its business model serving clients consistently with timely communication, industry expertise, and other benefits that come from working with an SBA Preferred Lending Partner.

“As our SBA team continues to set records for our company, it’s really all about the number of small businesses we’re able to help as they navigate this changing economy and many competing challenges,” said Marty Ferguson, Managing Director of SBA Lending at First Business Bank. “It’s an exciting time to add these talented and hard-working individuals to our team. I know they will maintain and grow the high standards we expect for our clients.”

New additions to our SBA Lending staff include:

Brian McClendon, Vice President – SBA Lending, has financed more than $300 million in SBA-guaranteed loans during his more than 25 years in SBA Lending and has been recognized as a top producer by the SBA’s San Diego District Office.

Brandon Prather, Vice President – SBA Lending, has more than 20 years of experience in Commercial Banking, most recently focusing on SBA Lending for the past twelve years. Brandon graduated from Western Kentucky University.

An SBA-designated Preferred Lending Partner, First Business Bank’s SBA Lending team provides efficient access for businesses to several SBA loan programs, including 7(a) loans, 504 loans, USDA Business & Industry, and the International Trade Loan program. The team specializes in businesses with less than $25 million in revenue and bring significant experience in franchise acquisition, Fed-Ex route funding, e-commerce-based businesses, professional services, healthcare delivery, self-storage, owner-occupied real estate purchases, and more.

About First Business Bank
First Business Bank specializes in Business Banking, including Commercial Banking and Specialty Finance, Private Wealth, and Bank Consulting services, and through its refined focus delivers unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness. Specialty Finance solutions are delivered through First Business Bank’s wholly owned subsidiary First Business Specialty Finance, LLC. First Business Bank is a wholly owned subsidiary of First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ). For additional information, visit