BrightBridge Capital Names Mike Matousek As Senior Loan Officer

Tuesday, December 28, 2021
BrightBridge Capital has named Mike Matousek as senior loan officer.  Mr. Matousek brings over two decades of experience to the new role and has previously served as a commercial banker, CFO and credit advisor over his career. The Phi Beta Kappa graduate from Clemson University began his career as a credit analyst and has worked in various positions that have provided a diverse skillset that will be utilized in his new position.  

Officials said, "As a CDFI, BrightBridge plays a key role in generating economic growth and opportunity in some of the region’s most distressed communities.  BrightBridge is a mission-driven institution that takes a market-based approach to supporting economically disadvantaged communities.
Funds from BrightBridge inject new sources of capital into neighborhoods that lack access to funding. The work done with small businesses transforms not only the business owner’s future but also that of the community in which their business serves." 

Mr. Matousek notes that it was this mission-driven focus that attracted him to BrightBridge. “I’ve had a very diverse career and now have the opportunity to apply the lessons I’ve learned to assist small businesses grow and become valued members of their community.” 

BrightBridge Capital CEO Bill Pollard said, “We are excited to have Mike join our team.  As we stretch our reach into new opportunities and build on existing efforts, we are pleased to have someone with Mike’s capabilities.  One of Mike’s strengths is the ability to analyze and recognize actions that will add to the success of those coming thru our doors.” 

Mr. Matousek is a volunteer with SCORE, the largest business mentoring organization in the country.  The Louisiana native has been in Chattanooga for four years and resides with his family in East Brainerd.

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