Executive Team​

President | Chief Executive Officer EVP/Chief Financial Officer | Chief Information Officer

Shane Knighton

Shane has 18 years of commercial lending experience embodying all aspects of the commercial loan cycle, from origination to liquidation.  His commercial lending career began in 1998 as a portfolio manager with Utah Technology Finance Corporation, a quasi-state agency that administered an early-stage loan fund for technology companies as well as various local and federal loan programs including HUD, USDA, and SBA.    In 2005 he joined Member Business Lending where he served in various leadership roles, including Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer.  During his initial tenure, MBL grew to become a nationally recognized commercial loan service provider and the largest SBA loan service provider to credit unions.

Prior to returning to MBL in 2018 in his current role, Shane served as First Vice President of Business Services for $4.7 billion Kinecta Federal Credit Union.  Under his leadership, Kinecta grew its commercial loan portfolio from $450 million to nearly $1 billion, becoming the 3rd largest commercial loan portfolio in the credit union industry.  Kinecta was also a leader in the national SBA market, becoming the 2nd largest SBA producer amongst credit unions in fiscal year 2018.  Previous to Kinecta, he served as Vice President of Business Services for Unify Financial Credit Union (formerly Western Federal Credit Union) where he was responsible for developing the foundational elements of the newly formed business services department.


Shawn Kisana

Shawn is a licensed CPA and has ten years of experience with credit union commercial lending.  Prior to joining MBL in 2009, he was an auditor with a public accounting firm for several years where he performed audits and consulting engagements to improve profitability and operational efficiency for small to medium companies in a wide array of industries.  Shawn also has an extensive background in information systems

VP | Chief Credit Officer

Jim Clark

Jim has 36 years of commercial lending and banking experience. His banking career began in 1984 as a commercial lender with First Interstate Bank of Oregon. In the course of his career, Jim has held several executive level positions including commercial loan officer, credit administrator, and president and CEO. In 2013, Jim joined a national commercial lending CUSO and was responsible for overseeing the credit policy and detailed guidelines for all aspects of business lending, as well as directing the CUSO’s business lending team.  Jim joined MBL in September 2019.

As a veteran credit administrator, Jim has demonstrated success in all facets of commercial lending.  From rural farmland to urban industrial areas, Jim has experience in originating, documenting, and servicing all types of business loans including commercial real estate, lines of credit, term loans, and government guaranteed loans. Additionally, he has several years of hands-on experience in originating and managing complex commercial real estate loans.

Jim graduated from Oregon State University’s College of Business. He attended the Western Agricultural Credit School and the Pacific Coast Banking School. Jim has also led classes in banking finance at Oregon State University. 

VP Quality Assurance and Portfolio Review

Angela Oreno

Angela has over 20 years’ experience in commercial lending.  Her areas of expertise include portfolio management, servicing, and special assets with an emphasis in SBA workouts, litigation, and liquidation.  Having served previously as the program manager for a ‘hard money’ lender, Angela has substantial experience in collections, loan workouts/troubled debt restructures, litigation, liquidation and bankruptcy.  In her current role, Angela oversees quality assurance and leads MBL’s third-party portfolio reviews.  She maintains the certification from the Credit Union National Association for Internal Audit (CCUIA).

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