Paragon Small Business Capital Group appoints two vice presidents

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February 13, 2020
ATLANTA, February 13, 2020 – Paragon Small Business Capital Group, a division of Paragon Bank (OTCBB:PGNN.OB), today announced the appointments of Mitch Belton and Rebecca Grant as Vice President, Business Development Officers. Belton and Grant report to Charles Yorke, President of Paragon Small Business Capital Group.

“We are pleased to have Mitch and Rebecca serve in this role,” said Yorke. “Their combined experience in Small Business Administration lending and business development will be a crucial asset to the company and within the Atlanta business community.”

The Paragon Business Development Officers are charged with developing a network of referral sources to generate leads for potential government guaranteed loans utilizing the Small Business Administration 7(a) lending program and their 504 program as well as the USDA B&I program. They also assist with sourcing direct lending opportunities in both conventional and government guaranteed lending.

Prior to joining Paragon, Belton worked for Wells Fargo, Chase and Citizens Trust, where he also developed business for SBA and conventional loans. Most recently, he worked for 7a Funding Group LLC developing and closing 7a loans. He received his Master of Business Administration at Clemson University. 

Grant joins Paragon with more than 30 years of SBA lending experience with various banks in the Atlanta market. She received her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in entrepreneurship at Kennesaw State University.

“We are thrilled to have Mitch and Rebecca on board in Atlanta,” said Robert Shaw, Chief Executive Officer at Paragon Bank. “They will add immense value to the Paragon team and our customers.”

About Paragon Small Business Capital Group 
Paragon Small Business Capital Group is a team of experienced SBA professionals. With more than 300 years of combined experience, the group is prepared to help businesses and individuals navigate the SBA lending world of 7(a), 504, USDA B&I and Conventional loans for small businesses. The Paragon Small Business Group specializes in franchise lending, with loans to 86 unique franchises over the last decade.

To learn how Paragon Small Business Capital Group can provide growth for your small business, visit or email

About Paragon Bank 
Since its founding in 2005, Paragon Bank has maintained a solid focus on the community and customer service and in 2018 opened its full-service Oxford Banking Center. For 15 years, Paragon has delivered innovative products and financial expertise, convenience, and a deep understanding of what both businesses and individuals need from a bank, in order to provide solutions that make a difference. In the areas of business or personal banking, lending options or wealth management, Paragon delivers cutting edge technology, an experienced team and the most service-oriented staff of any community bank. 

For more information about Paragon Bank, please call (901) 273-2900, the Oxford Banking Center at (662) 259-8306 or visit us online at
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