ROBERT W. WENGER, JR.
Areas of Expertise
Business & Agricultural Loans, Lines of Credit and Real Estate Loans
Business Banking Relationships
Business Credit Analysis
Business Enterprise Economic Analysis
Loan & Real Estate Due Diligence
Real Estate Purchase & Sale Transactions
Problem Loan Management
Real Estate Management
Over 40 years in commercial and agricultural banking
Over 10 years as manager of problem loan department
3 years as Chapter 11 trustee
Appointed provisional director for family corporation
Served as trustee in family trusts
Negotiated dissolution of several joint ventures
Established a property management company
Testified in depositions and court cases for employers, as Chapter 11 trustee, and as an expert
A. A., Northeastern Jr. College, Sterling, CO
B. S., Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO
Housing Counseling Certification, NeighborWorks America
Contractor License Series, Allied Business Schools
7-Course Real Estate Broker Series, University Programs
Mgmt. Training Series, John Hancock Life Ins. Co.
Colorado School of Banking, University of Colorado
Chapter 11 Trustee, U.S. Trustee
Arbitrator Training, American Arbitration Association
Toxic and Hazardous Substance Contamination, DBS&R
California Real Estate Broker since 1992
Owner/Broker, AB Real Estate & Business Services, Sacramento, CA, 2012 – Present
Provides loan origination, business consulting, expert witness and litigation support services in the areas of commercial banking and commercial & agricultural real estate. Instructs homebuyer education class for a HUD certified non-profit
SVP, Credit Administrator, Community Business Bank, West Sacramento, CA, 2009 – 2012
Responsible for management of $105 Million loan portfolio, including loan documentation, financial analysis, credit training, environmental analysis on high risk RE collateral, problem loans, foreclosures and OREO. Monitored and recommended changes in allowance for loan and lease losses. The portfolio included agricultural, commercial and residential loans.
VP, Manager Loan Services Department, Gold Country Bank, NA, Marysville, CA, 2006 - 2009
The Loan Services Department provided loan documentation, centralized financial analysis, transactional loan services, monitoring of environmental conditions on RE collateral and problem loan management services for six branch community bank.
President/Broker, AB Real Estate & Business Services, Inc., Sacramento, CA, 2003 – 2006
Provided business consulting and expert witness services in the areas of commercial banking & real estate. Provided counseling services for low income & first time homeowners for Sacramento NeighborWorks, a HUD certified non-profit.
VP, Sr. Commercial Banking Officer, Washington Mutual Bank, Sacramento, CA, 2000 - 2003
One of two relationship managers developing and underwriting business for new regional commercial banking office. Provided overall customer relationship management by offering a full array of banking products and services and consultation in budgeting and planning for a diversified portfolio of commercial customers. Member of Washington Mutual’s Premier Group, which recognized employees for superior performance.
VP, Agribusiness Coordinator, Wells Fargo Bank, Sacramento, CA 1999 - 2000
Managed agricultural loan portfolio of $80MM in working capital and term commitments to major, diversified farming, ranching and agribusiness operations in Northern California. Provided overall customer relationship management and managed non-agricultural relationships as needed within geographic territory.
VP, Branch Manager, Feather River State Bank, Yuba City, CA 1996 - 1999
Promoted twice to positions of increasing responsibility, becoming manager of one of two vital branches for community bank with assets over $300MM. Branch was responsible for Bank’s SBA loans, equipment leases and non-agricultural commercial loans. Interfaced with note department on loan and lease documentation and with subsidiary leasing company to underwrite, purchase and book leases. Bank’s trade area included 11 offices in Central and Northern California.
Owner/Manager, Wenger & Company, Sacramento, CA, 1992 – 1995
Provided finance, real estate, management, receivership, Bankruptcy Trustee and arbitration and mediation services. Typical geographic territory included Central and Northern California.
VP, Manager-Special Assets, Western Farm Credit Bank, Sacramento, CA 1991 – 1992
Farm Credit, a nationwide GSE, provides credit to the agriculture industry. Managed 11th Farm Credit District real estate investment portfolio of substandard loans and acquired property, including loan servicing, collections, workouts, foreclosures, property management and sales. The region served was California, Nevada, Utah, Arizona and Hawaii.
Sr. Agricultural Investment Officer, John Hancock Life Insurance, Sacramento, CA 1977 – 1991
Promoted twice to positions of increasing responsibility, relocating from the High Plains region and becoming manager of the Sacramento region. Managed California and Hawaii real estate investment portfolio, including origination, customer service, collections, workouts, foreclosures and managed joint venture and company-owned agricultural property.