Paula Cook
SBA Sales Director

Phone: (414) 531-5897
Paula Cook | SBA National Sales Director, Huntington National Bank

About Me

Welcome! I have been in financial services since 1996, and currently lead Huntington’s entire team within the Bank footprint of SBA Specialists and Business Development Officers. We have specialists located throughout our footprint to better serve small businesses and business owners to help choose the best loan option to fit their business needs. Our specialized SBA team focuses on business acquisition/partner buyout financing, owner-user real estate, new construction, startup lending, franchise, equipment purchases, expansion or leasehold improvement needs, and balance sheet restructuring scenarios. We have seasoned and consistent lenders, a defined process, and are committed to the SBA lending program in all economic cycles as a national leader in SBA lending. We are positioned to seamlessly conduct a transaction nationally regardless of lender location.

I graduated from the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire with a BS in Finance and Marketing. I am a current Board member of the WI & IL Chapters of Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries ( MBBI ), Past WI President of MBBI in 2017, and Past IL President in 2020.

We Specialize In

At Huntington, we believe that when small businesses succeed, we all win. That’s why we’ve been the #1 SBA lender in our region for the past 14 years. Every day we help businesses get to work faster with our streamlined lending process and dedication to expedited decision making.

Our team of knowledgeable SBA Product Specialists can help you find the right lending solution for your business, whether you’re acquiring, just starting out, making improvements or fulfilling cash flow needs. Let us help you today.

SBA loans subject to SBA eligibility. Huntington is #1 in the nation in number of SBA 7(a) loans from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2023. Huntington was the #1 SBA 7(a) lender in the region made up of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, and Western Pennsylvania from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2021 and the region made up of Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, Colorado and Wisconsin from October 1, 2021 to September 30, 2023. Source: U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Loans subject to credit application and approval.