Full Time
Posted 3 weeks ago

Saqqara is seeking an experienced and strategic Chief Lending Officer (CLO) to join our banking organization. The CLO will play a critical role in leading the lending activities of the bank, ensuring that all lending practices are consistent with the bank’s risk appetite and business objectives.

About Saqqara:

Saqqara is a SMB banking and lending that was created because we believe that small businesses are the backbone of the economy. We’re committed to creating a financial institution that is responsive to the needs of our customers and dedicated to helping them succeed. We believe that by providing them with the tools they need to grow, they can contribute to the economy, create jobs, and drive innovation.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement the bank’s lending strategy, ensuring alignment with the overall business strategy.
  • Oversee the loan origination and underwriting processes, ensuring that all loans are made in a responsible and effective manner.
  • Manage the loan portfolio, ensuring that loan quality is maintained and that risk is appropriately managed.
  • Foster relationships with key borrowers, both individual and commercial.
  • Ensure compliance with regulatory requirements and industry best practices.
  • Provide leadership and direction to the lending team, encouraging professional growth and development.
  • Stay up-to-date with industry trends and developments in lending practices.


  • Bachelor’s degree in finance, economics, or a related field.
  • A minimum of 10 years of experience in lending, with at least 5 years in a leadership role.
  • Must be comfortable working in a startup environment.
  • Strong understanding of lending principles and practices.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills.
  • Ability to think critically and make informed decisions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.

If you are a lending professional with a passion for leading and developing a world-class lending function, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Interested in applying? Send your resume and cover letter to Mike Koerner at mike@saqqara.com.

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