DEREK SMITH

Business Development Officer 
dereks@clsaustin.com, 512-296-9737

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BRANDON EMORY

Business Development Officer 
brandone@clsaustin.com, 281-770-5493

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Richard Jeffrey is a proven mentor and trainer on SBA eligibility, underwriting and closing requirements. He is an expert witness in legal actions involving SBA loans.  He has extensive knowledge of the underwriting and closing process for SBA loans. Among peers he is considered an expert on SBA's SOP and underwriting requirements. 

Background:
Past Chairman, National Association of Development Companies (NADCO)
Former Chief Credit Officer of bank primarily generating SBA 7(a) loans
Former Chief Credit Officer of 504 lender
30+  years of experience in SBA and conventional loan underwriting, closing and servicing.

Derek has 20+ years of sales, management, and consulting experience with Fortune 500 and startup companies. Prior to joining CLS, Derek brokered capital requests for commercial real estate, oil & gas and early stage technology companies. He also consulted small-medium businesses on business plans, tax reduction strategies and entity structuring. In his spare time, Derek enjoys spending time in the kitchen, traveling, and returning golf balls to their native habitat… the woods.

Derek has 20+ years of sales, management, and consulting experience with Fortune 500 and startup companies. Prior to joining CLS, Derek brokered capital requests for commercial real estate, oil & gas and early stage technology companies. He also consulted small-medium businesses on business plans, tax reduction strategies and entity structuring. In his spare time, Derek enjoys spending time in the kitchen, traveling, and returning golf balls to their native habitat… the woods.

Randi Zimmermann comes to CLS with professional experience in the operational growth and development of small, sports-centric businesses.Her passion for organizational process has continued to drive her to find success in working with business owners. 

In addition being committed to helping his customers, Andrew’s is a dedicated family man and enjoys giving back to his community.

  • Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce (“GACC”) - Former Ambassador and Board Member
  • Rotary Club of Austin (Downtown Club) - Former Member, Board Member
  • South Austin Business Council- Former Board Member, Membership Chair, Chairman
  • Central Texas Commercial Association of Realtors – Member and Sponsor
  • Business Networking International- Member
  • St. John’s United Methodist Church- Former Finance Committee
  • St. Edward’s University- Guest Panelist for MBA Capstone Program
  • Real Estate Council of Austin- Former Member
  • Hispanic Chamber of Commerce- Former Member
  • Travis County MUD #16 (Hamilton Pool Rd) – Former President
  • The Ridge at Alta Vista (Lakeway, TX) – Former HOA Board Member and Treasurer 

Carmen kyle

Director of Operations
carmenh@clsaustin.com
512-705-7435

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TESS Wieloszynski

Business Development Officer 
tessw@clsaustin.com, 860-309-7889

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Wendy is the President of Wendy Nolin Worldwide, a business and executive coaching firm and sales consultancy that liberates professionals from from the status quo. Wendy has nearly 2 decades of experience helping small businesses take their sales to the next level, executives and managers to become inspiring leaders, and high potential professionals to advance and develop in their career.


Sales Expert: Wendy’s career started in sales. She sold products and services spanning software, sales and coach training programs, luxury retail goods, and butts in seats [airline seats]. Once mastering sales, she transferred her knowledge and expertise to her teams and clients. Wendy partners with sales executives, teams, trainers, managers and coaches to streamline their sales organization, achieve their highest profit margins, exceed sales goals and beat long-held company sales, revenue and profit records.

Carmen Shelton Herttenberger was born in Dallas, Texas and spent most of her early childhood in Southern California with her twin sister, Sara.  She and her twin sister came to Austin at age 9 and was raised by her father and grandparents.  After spending many years trying to figure out what she wanted to "be" when she grew up, Carmen graduated from The University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor's Degree in Government.  After working several years in law offices and government agencies, Carmen started her own company and turned her focus to helping small business owners grow their businesses by offering the best executive assistance and account management possible.  With over 18+ years of high-level customer service experience, Carmen is excited to be building relationships with clients, lenders and other professionals key to making CLS the best in the industry.  


Carmen is very active in the community and enjoys volunteering at her son's school and with The Backpack Coalition.

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RANDI ZIMMERMANN

Project Manager & Lending Assistant
randiz@clsaustin.com​
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Andrew Miller

Founder

amiller@clsaustin.com

512-297-0326

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Andrew G. Miller grew up in Houston, learning from his father who was a real estate developer and banker for over 20 years and his grandfather who was a banker for over 50 years and founded 4 banks.  Andrew began working with his grandfather at the age of 9 and showed interest in finance from a very young age.   Andrew continued his financial education by achieving a BBA in Finance from St. Edward’s University and went on to earn his MBA. Over the years, he has held several positions in finance and banking. In 2009, he founded Commercial Loan Solutions where he has used his life experience and education gained over the past 18 years to help his clients achieve their financial goals.  He has earned a solid reputation as one of Austin’s most outgoing and hardworking business advisers and bankers.


Andrew believes that having a reputation as an honest, fair and reliable business is the recipe for success. He believes that perseverance, honesty, and consistency are the necessary components for his company to enjoy long term financial success that will also help serve the community.

Commercial Loan Solutions, Austin Texas

CAndice DERISO

Marketing Director
candice@beckmanncollaborative.com
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WENDY NOLIN

Interim Sales Director
wendy@wendynolin.com

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Tess comes to CLS all the way from New England. She grew up in Connecticut, and quickly made a move to New York City post college. Her background is in design & marketing with a BFA from SUNY Purchase College, and experience on teams at Estee Lauder, Topps, Physique 57, Clinique, and Michael Kors. Tess also has a passion for health and fitness and has dedicated herself as a certified nutritionist, personal trainer and yoga instructor. With an attitude to always move forward and to never stop learning, Tess brings ambition and creativity to the CLS team.

Candice Beckmann DeRiso is a marketing strategist, corporate trainer, and the owner of Beckmann Collaborative, LLC. Her business brings together a team of professionals cooperatively supporting small business owners in achieving success. She left her home in Queens, New York and followed her entrepreneurial instincts to Austin. In Austin, she has applied her extensive experience from performing arts marketing (20 Broadway shows and 360 Carnegie Hall concerts) to high-tech companies, wellness practitioners, finance professionals, and other local startups. Candice is driven to empower small business owners through professional training and consulting in the areas of customer relationship management, content creation, market research, and marketing strategy. 

Richard v. JeffRey

Underwriter
richardjeffrey01@gmail.com

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