Matthew Davison will be connecting businesses with economic opportunities as a newly-named Loan Specialist for REI Business Lending, a statewide economic development firm headquartered in Durant.
Matt has a wide range of experience in public relations, marketing, sales, and analyzing complex credits. He most recently served as the SBA Business Development Officer at First United Bank.
“We’re very excited to add Matt to our talented team of professionals who focus on assisting Oklahoma businesses,” said Debbie Partin, REI Oklahoma’s Senior Vice President of Lending.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Marketing with a double minor in International Business and Finance from Oklahoma State University. While there, Matt met his wife Karla and they now reside in Durant, with their daughter. He serves on various community boards including the Durant Area Chamber of Commerce, Youth Services of Bryan County and he is one of the seven founding members of Durant Young Professionals. Matt and his wife are also active members of Fusion Bible Church of Durant.
“I’m most excited about being able to help others with the success of a new business and helping them create a dream come true,” said Matt. “I believe that the best part of this job will be witnessing the success of our clients.”
REI Oklahoma, a non-profit economic development firm, offers services statewide. REI Business Lending collaborates closely with local lenders to help entrepreneurs navigate through business lending resources and programs. For women-owned businesses and minority-owned enterprises, REI Women’s Business Center and REI Native American Business Centers offer unique training, as well as technical assistance and access to capital. Additionally, REI Down Payment Assistance provides support to potential homeowners. REI Oklahoma leverages the New Markets Tax Credit program to attract new investments into Oklahoma and create needed jobs in underserved communities. Learn more about the organization at www.reiok.org. Follow REI Oklahoma on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.