Brian Carlson

Founder President and CEO

With over 28 years in the banking industry, Brian Carlson is an expert building top national SBA lending operations.

Prior to starting SBA Complete, Brian spent 16 years managing and growing national SBA lending departments for Bank of the West, Imperial Bank, and Temecula Valley Bank. While serving these institutions, Brian increased SBA loan production to over $300 million annual for Temecula Valley Bank and Imperial Bank, elevating these banks to the 8th and 9th largest SBA lenders in the nation, respectively. Following this success, Brian went on to create and launch Excel National Bank as President & CEO in 2005, then SBA Complete, Inc. shortly thereafter. As President & CEO of SBA Complete, Brian continues to generate large volumes of quality loans by creating an efficient and highly profitable production system.

Beyond the office, Brian also enjoys sharing his experience and knowledge, often teaching SBA lending courses at the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Colorado in Boulder. A valuable expert in the industry, Brian has twice been named one of the most influential people in SBA lending by Coleman publishing.