Michigan Business Connection (MBC) is excited to welcome four of its newest employees Michelle Burger, Colleen Robinson, Tari Schwartz, and Rhonda Marshall. 

Michelle Burger recently joined MBC as a senior credit analyst. In her role, Michelle will analyze credit and financial data, along with preparing reports related to commercial underwriting to help determine risk. Michelle began working in commercial finance 28 years ago and has held various commercial lending positions since that time. Her most recent position was with DFCU Financial where she was a member of a three-person commercial lending team acting as the department’s portfolio manager. Michelle received her undergraduate degree in business administration from Eastern Michigan University and holds a master’s degree in business from Wayne State University. 

Colleen Robinson also recently joined MBC as a senior portfolio manager. Her primary responsibilities will be to monitor borrowers’ performance to loan terms, conduct financial analysis and perform annual reviews. Colleen brings 20 years of banking experience to MBC. Her most recent role was acting as a portfolio manager and assistant vice president for the business banking group at Chemical Bank. Colleen attended Wayne State University and Baker College where she earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration. 

Tari Schwartz also joins MBC as a senior portfolio manager, and similar to Colleen, her primary responsibilities will also be to monitor borrowers’ performance to loan terms, conduct financial analysis and perform annual reviews. Tari brings 30 years of banking experience to MBC. Her most recent role was as a bank examiner for the Department of Insurance and Financial Services for the State of Michigan (DIFS). While there she was responsible for examining banks throughout the State of Michigan. Tari holds her undergraduate degree from University of Michigan in business administration.

Rhonda Marshall joined MBC as an administrative assistant. In her role, Rhonda will provide administrative support for the operations and servicing departments. Rhonda began her banking career at Monroe Bank and Trust as a co-op student in high school starting there as a mail room clerk then ultimately becoming a loan collector for the organization. Since her time at Monroe Bank and Trust Rhonda earned her bachelor’s degree from Eastern Michigan University and then went on to hold other various positions in the financial services industry. 

Bill Beardsley, President/CEO of MBC, is pleased to officially welcome Michelle Burger, Colleen Robinson, Tari Schwartz, and Rhonda Marshall to MBC, and noted, “as MBC continues to grow its business loan portfolio and serve the Michigan credit union community, we’re dedicated to recruiting and retaining talented professionals. Hires like these, with years of banking and commercial experience allow us to continue to meet our credit unions’ and ultimately our borrowers’ needs.” 

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