Ridgestone Bank Brings SBA Lending to the Madison Area

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (June 23, 2015) – Ridgestone Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Tom Lyons to its SBA and USDA Commercial Lending Team as Vice-President of Commercial Lending.  Lyons will focus on providing diversified loan options to small and mid-sized businesses in the Madison area.  Ridgestone Bank has consistently been ranked one of the Top 10 SBA lenders in the country and are USDA specialists.

“We are excited to be expanding Ridgestone’s presence in our home state of Wisconsin,” said Bruce Lammers, president and CEO of Ridgestone Bank.  “Our goal is to continue to provide Wisconsin businesses with the opportunity to receive specialized loan options, and the addition of our Madison office will help us reach more businesses in need of unique lending options SBA loans can provide.”

Lyons has more than 11 years of combined experience in banking and finance. Previously, Lyons helped implement and launch an SBA loan program which led the Madison market with new SBA loan volume. At Ridgestone Bank, Lyons will utilize his expertise in SBA lending to strategically create loan options tailored towards businesses in need of long-term working capital. 

Lyons is an active community member and seeks to improve the Madison area, not only through business development but through volunteering at organizations such as 6:8 Inc., an organization dedicated to transforming communities through different volunteer and service efforts.

Ridgestone Bank is a privately-held bank with full-service branch locations in Brookfield, Wis. and Schaumburg, Ill., as well lenders in Indianapolis, Northeast Wisconsin, Northcentral Wisconsin, Tennessee, Southern California, Ohio and Madison, Wis.  Founded in 1995, the bank is a leader in small business and government guaranteed lending nationwide.  Distinguished by the SBA as an “SBA Preferred Lender,” Ridgestone Bank is a top 10 SBA lender in the nation is the number one SBA lender in Illinois and is the number one SBA lender in its asset size in Wisconsin.  Ridgestone Bank is a leader in USDA lending in the United States and has been recognized as a valued partner by the USDA for its commitment to small businesses.  For more information, visit


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