and in Greater China. Mr. Appel was responsible for the development of a Professional Practice Finance Division at the Bank, including the creation of loan policies, product offerings, the hiring of experienced staff members and training. The Division represented a national proposition for healthcare financing that produced over $150 Million in loan volume within 15 months and employed 20 personnel.
Prior to East West Bank, Mr. Appel was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of Main Street Bank, a Texas community bank with $450 million in assets offering full banking services through branches in the Houston area. Mr. Appel developed the Professional Practice Finance Division, creating a nearly $100 million healthcare-related portfolio in 2009, its first full year of operation by the bank.
Prior to joining Main Street Bank in September 2008, Mr. Appel was General Manager, CEO of Supreme Legends, USA, an after-market parts company located in Anaheim, California, selling into the motorcycle industry. From 1996 to 2003, Mr. Appel was Co-Founder, Chief Operating Officer and Executive Vice President of Sky Financial Solutions, a healthcare finance company where he oversaw daily operations, managing more than 130 employees, nearly $1 billion in assets, and originating approximately $250 million in new loan volume per year. Prior to 1996, Mr. Appel was Senior Vice President, National Sales Manager for Banc One Leasing, a subsidiary of Bank One, Columbus, Ohio where he was responsible for a 50 person sales force, marketing and selling primarily in the healthcare market place. From 1988 to 1992, Mr. Appel was Regional Vice President, General Manager for Eaton Financial Services, a subsidiary of AT&T, where he was responsible for all aspects of small ticket equipment leasing. He spent the first eight years of his career at AVCO Financial Services in Irvine, California where he held various management positions.
Supreme Lending Consultants a division of Supreme Products, USA
Supreme Lending Consultants is a group of Healthcare Lending Professionals with over 40 years combined lending experience that will assist you in finding a loan product that is right for you. We take it upon ourselves to present your loan to the Bank and deal with them directly on your behalf.
Paul Appel, CEO
President and CEO of Supreme Lending Consultants, LLC (SLC) that is headquartered in Southern California. The business provides loan consulting advice and practice coaching services to its clientele. Prior to establishing SLC, Mr. Appel was Senior Vice President, Professional Practice Solutions for East West Bank of Pasadena, CA, a $22 billion publicly owned full-service commercial bank serving consumers and businesses throughout the U.S.