With a proven track record in SBA lending, Marie Askew brings over 15 years of experience, drive and enthusiasm to Live Oak Bank. Her creative thinking and proficient ability to identify SBA lending opportunities, has helped Marie close over $170 million in transactions. By cultivating strong relationships with her clients and network, she has garnered a robust understanding in owner-occupied real estate, ground up construction, mergers and acquisitions and commercial real estate. Through the course of her career, Marie has successfully navigated complex loans to successful close and has been responsible for increasing SBA production in her home state of California. Marie’s contribution and ambition for helping businesses grow and succeed earned her the top producer award in both 2008 and 2011, as well as recognition in the Circle of Excellence.