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Brent M. Ciurlino


Mr. Ciurlino comes to the SBA from the FDIC, where he previously served in two administrative terms with FDIC, first during the S & L Crisis of 1990 and more recently during the current financial and credit crisis beginning in 2008.

Most recently he served as an FDIC - Federal Agency Appointee under Chairman Sheila Bair in the Obama Administration from January 2009 to December 2011 in the position of Corporate Manager – Franchise and Asset Marketing for the Western Region of the USA. Mr. Ciurlino served his first Agency Appointment under Chairman William Siedman- FDIC in the first Bush Administration as Deputy Director for the Resolution Trust Corporation – Dallas Southwest Regional Office from 1989 to 1992. Mr. Ciurlino rejoined FDIC as Corporate Manager – FAMB on April 2009 in the Irvine, CA. Mr. Ciurlino joined SBA as the new Director  for the Office of Credit Risk Management (OCRM) on January 3, 2012.

Mr. Ciurlino joins the SBA with over 25 years of lending and banking experience including tenure as CEO and Chief Credit Officer of UnionBank Holding Company and UnionBank a $2.0 billion international banking group with 32 domestic and international branches acquired by Royal Bank of Canada. He also served as the Director of Large Loans for the Farm Credit Banks of Spokane and St. Louis, coordinated capital assistance with the Farm Credit Administration and served as Managing Director with the international accounting firm of RSM McGladrey a subsidiary of H & R Block, for the Banking and International Regulatory practice leading projects for the World Bank-IFC, International Monetary Fund, The Department of Housing and Urban Development and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Mr. Ciurlino attended University of Maine and Washington State University respectively for his undergraduate and graduate studies in applied economics and finance.