First Southwest Bank announces the appointment of Eric Guttormson as Sr. Lending Officer

December 14, 2023
Eric Guttormson
“I'm thrilled to join the committed and innovative team at First Southwest Bank and look forward to forming new relationships with colleagues and customers who are making a positive impact every day by bringing social capital partners together to empower equitable economic progress in Southern and rural Colorado.”

Eric will be responsible for providing strategic direction for the Lending Department, while also ensuring compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. He will provide lending solutions to business customers, including those in underserved rural communities.

Eric spent the past seven years at Sunrise Banks in Minnesota, a CDFI bank focused on financial empowerment, where he served as a Commercial Credit Analyst, Commercial Portfolio Manager, Commercial Loan Officer, and VP Commercial Loan Manager. Prior to Sunrise, he was a Commercial Credit Analyst at MinnWest Bank. Eric finds fulfillment in continued learning and mentoring others to expand their knowledge and skills.

“I’m thrilled to have Eric as part of our First Southwest Bank Team! Eric brings energy and CDFI lending experience that will allow FSWB to elevate our small business solutions and expand our reach to underserved rural communities. We are grateful to have Eric’s leadership and mission-focused mindset to further support the social and economic landscape of rural Colorado.” Kristy Esquibel, EVP, Chief Credit Officer, First Southwest Bank