Jim Newton has an extensive background in commercial lending, export finance, and risk management. Jim joined the Small Business Administration Office of International Trade in January of 2015. He currently serves as the Export Finance Manager for Oregon, Southwest Washington, Northern California & Northern Nevada delivering SBA’s Export Working Capital, Export Express, and International Trade Loan Programs.
Prior to SBA, Newton was Director of Credit Portfolio Management for the Small Business Group at the Export-Import Bank of the United States. In that capacity, he served as Co-Team Lead for development and implementation of the Global Credit Express (GCE) – Direct Loan Program as well as Acting Vice President of the Small Business Finance Division. Mr. Newton had previously served as a Financial Manager for FDIC, Team Lead for Bank of America’s National Margin Maintenance Team, and Director of the California Export Finance Office. Altogether, he has 35 years of banking experience. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Oklahoma State University and has completed the coursework for the MBA Program at the University of Texas at Austin.