True Texan with a passion for finance: Michael Scholten, loan officer
Texas loan officer Michael Scholten is a proud Texas native who spoke with us recently about his path to Marquette Business Credit and his passion for excellence in finance.
Tell us about your path to Marquette Business Credit.
I started my career as a field examiner for 3W before moving to PNC Business Credit. I worked with PNC for a few years and was promoted to account executive before joining Marquette Business Credit (MBC) as a Texas loan officer in 2015. I have really enjoyed combining my strengths from previous industries with my passion for the business to support Marquette Business Credit clients.
Describe your leadership style.
I am definitely a team player when it comes to my personal leadership style. I think we all do better work for clients when we function as a cohesive unit. I also enjoy mentoring others and encouraging them to find their own path to success. At MBC, we try to think and act like owners of the company and owners for our clients. With this mindset, we ensure all business decisions are something we can highly recommend from a personal viewpoint. It’s a thrill to listen to a client and then be able to support their needs.
Tell us a little more about what you do and why you enjoy it.
My job at Marquette follows two rules, “Rule No. 1: Never lose money. Rule No. 2: Never forget rule No. 1” – Warren Buffett.
I have always enjoyed investing, which transpired into a career in managing the bank’s risk both as an underwriter and now as a loan officer. As a Texas loan officer, I really enjoy working for MBC because every day brings a new challenge and opportunity to learn, which requires a commitment to excellence.
Finally, I’m excited about my future at MBC and the growth opportunities that exist.
We hear you are a big soccer player.
I am a big soccer player . . . and fan! I was fortunate to have the opportunity to play soccer at Xavier University, in Cincinnati, Ohio, while working on my undergraduate degree. I worked hard to earn multiple scholarships and had the honor to lead the team as captain my senior year. It was a lot of fun, and I learned some great lessons along the way about working with others and operating as a team. The experience also helped shape my competitive spirit, which is a great attribute in business.
On a personal note, tell us about yourself.
I am recently engaged, and my wonderful fiancé and I are busy planning our wedding this year—although, honestly she has taken the reins and seeks my input on an as needed basis. I am a proud Texan, born and raised, and rarely leave the house without my cowboy boots. I love to spend time with family outdoors; more specifically at the lake in the piney woods of East Texas and at my fiancé’s family ranch in the brush country of West Texas. In my spare time, I always seek out the next challenging project, and I’m not afraid to get my hands dirty or learn something new.
To learn more about Marquette Business Credit or to contact Texas loan officer Michael Scholten visit the company website.
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