Jon Burkhart & TRG Commercial Banking Complete Successful SVP of Commercial Lending Search

(Richmond, VA) September 17, 2014 –  Jon Burkhart and the Commercial Banking Team of The Richmond Group USA (TRG) are pleased to announce the successful conclusion of a Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending search in Austin, TX for a successful and established Texas-based community bank.

Three months ago, our client-company reached out to us with an expansion opportunity in North Austin.  They had been looking for over a year for seasoned C&I lender with little success, as Austin is traditionally a Commercial Real Estate-focused market.  The commercial lender they were looking for not only needed to have a very strong credit background combined with excellent business development skills, but they also needed to be established in the Austin market with C&I-specific relationships that would allow them to immediately hit the ground running.  

Due to the specific qualifications this role required, a comprehensive search was conducted to uncover and attract a pool of qualified candidates in Austin and its surrounding suburbs and communities.  Because of our deep, already-existing relationships in Central Texas, we were able to identify and qualify the right candidate in less than two weeks.  

The bank now has a senior commercial lender who has over $6MM in new loans in the pipeline to close before the end of the year and will be instrumental in growing the bank’s presence quickly in Austin, while the senior commercial lender now has the ability to make larger loans and a clear path to becoming a market leader for the bank in the near future. 

As your business continues to grow, so does your need for talented individuals. What are you doing today to secure the future talent needs?

Should you desire additional information about this successful search or about our firm please contact Jon Burkhart and the Commercial Banking division at 804-285-2071 or email Jon at