Natalie

NATALIE preston

VP Senior Loan Closer

Natalie brings over 15 years’ experience in Project Management, SBA Lending, and Commercial Lending to Fountainhead. She has worked for several SBA Lenders and managed a team of 6 top producing SBA loan closers, while also closing loans herself. She has developed and implemented training processes and procedures for SBA Lending Departments and was responsible for ensuring compliance with SBA Standard Operating Procedures for the entire SBA Lending Staff at a wide range of institutions. Her attention to detail and ability to be proactive have also been helpful in protecting the SBA’s guarantee throughout her career. 

Natalie is passionate about helping individuals achieve their goals, and the lending industry allows her to do just that. She was nominated and served as a Board Member on the Advisory Council for the Illinois State Treasurer’s office where she developed programs to help provide business owners access to capital. She is also a huge advocate of Diversity and served as the Chairperson for Diversity and Inclusion initiatives at previous institutions. 

Natalie always takes the “glass half full” approach which has helped her develop and maintain relationships with vendors, borrowers, and colleagues over the years. She is excited to bring her knowledge and expertise to the Fountainhead family.