Finance N Illinois

HomeStar Bank appoints Gabe Beukinga to oversee lending division

  
Gabe Beukinga;HomeStar Bank
Gabe Beukinga
HomeStar Bank

HomeStar Bank and Financial Services has appointed Gabe Beukinga to lead a newly formed SBA lending division.

Beukinga brings 12 years of experience in SBA lending, executive management and business development to his new role at HomeStar. His experience includes an 8-year tenure at SomerCor504. Ultimately Beukinga became a senior vice president and team leader. Most recently Beukinga was a Managing Principal of RBS Finance where he worked with small businesses.

William Smith, CEO of HomeStar Bank, said that establishing an SBA Lending division, with a proven leader like Gabe Beukinga, “is a logical extension of the programs and services we already provide, and a great fit for everyone.”

“Throughout my career I have had the opportunity to work with a wide array of banks, lending institutions and financial organizations,” Beukinga said. “I have seen firsthand practices that worked well and those that provide the greatest challenges. At HomeStar we are establishing best practices to create a process that accelerates the financing review and approval process.”

Throughout his career, Beukinga has provided dynamic, profit-driven solutions for businesses including hospitality and entertainment, healthcare services, manufacturing and logistics. He earned a Bachelor's degree in Finance from DePaul University.