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Business Advisory Group

Live Oak Bank offers superior, quality service throughout the life of your loan.

We do not leave you unsupported after the loan is provided. You have continued access to a dedicated Business Advisory Group member at all times after you’ve received financing. This is one example of how we’re different from other traditional lenders.
The Business Advisory Group member has constant communication with your Loan Officer, Underwriter and other team members throughout the process. This makes the transition and continued service seamless to you. The team member will maintain a close relationship with you, becoming a trusted resource when making strategic business decisions.


Business Advisory Leaders

Chad Reed
Chad ReedServicing Manager
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Chad Reed is the Business Advisory Group Manager for Live Oak Bank. Prior to working at Live Oak, Reed worked as a Wholesale Broker Analyst for National City Mortgage and was a Unit Leader within the Loan Servicing department for Bank One out of Lexington, KY. Reed graduated from Wofford College with a Bachelor’s in Economics.
Ford Williams
Ford WilliamsDirector of Veterinary Servicing
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Ford Williams serves Live Oak Bank as the Director of Veterinary Servicing and is responsible for assisting other Loan Officers in examining, evaluating and closing commercial extensions of credit. Prior to joining Live Oak, Williams worked for Vine Street Financial, a division of BB&T, and was a Regional Sales Associate for Employer Payment Solutions, where his responsibilities included the discovery of clients looking to outsource their companies’ payroll.


Relationship Managers

Let’s See What Some Of Our Borrowers Have To Say

Our Business Advisory Group is fully dedicated to our borrowers. When you partner with Live Oak Bank, you won’t ever have to worry about customer service!

We are so excited to be a part of the Live Oak Family and we are looking forward to a long successful future together. Thanks so much for making us feel so comfortable. We are so humbled by this opportunity, and we are looking forward to adding to the American Dream.
Charles, DVM, North Carolina
Live Oak now has assigned us a personal banker to look at our books quarterly and makes sure we are staying on track. I like that. It means I’m more than just a number on a page. It means Live Oak Bank is invested in helping me succeed.
Dale, Michigan
My interaction with Live Oak Bank has been on a very personal, friendly basis. When you remove what you expect from a relationship with a banker, and you get someone who is willing to work with you as a partner, you are going to find that your business goes to a place you didn’t know it could go to.
Dr. Steve, California