Taralee is a Senior Director at Transition360 and has extensive expertise in the SBA finance and M&A arena. With 21 years of banking experience advocating for small and mid size family owned and privately held companies, business brokerage is a natural fit for Taralee. Her career leading the SBA approval process for dozens of small and mid market transactions adds an invaluable expertise to the Transition360 team.
Growing up on an 8,000 acre crop and cattle ranch in Montana, Taralee is no stranger to hard work. When she’s not working you’ll either find her in the gym at working toward her next bodybuilding competition or taking care of her five fur-kids and occasional foster fur-kids. Taralee and her husband also enjoy zipping around in one of their classic collector cars or attempting to gain back the land speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats. When she does slow down, Taralee likes to unwind with her husband at their cabin on beautiful Hood Canal.
SBA Vice President and Business Development Officer – Bank of the West, Tacoma WA, January 2016-May 2017
Business acquisition financing, high loan-to-value financing for 51% or more owner occupied commercial real estate purchases. Also providing financing for building improvements (leased properties), equipment purchases, business acquisitions, expansion and partner buyouts.
Middle Market Commercial Banking, Relationship Manager – Wells Fargo Tacoma, WA, April 2013-January 2016
Specialized in working with companies with revenues of $20MM to $500MM regionally, nationally and internationally.
SBA Business Development Officer – Wells Fargo Bank, Seattle, WA, February 2006-April 2013
Business acquisition financing, start-up financing, business expansion financing, commercial real estate financing and start-up financing.
Business Development – Wells Fargo Bank, Washington State 1997-2013 Business development for the branches, business banking and other departments within Wells Fargo.
Education – City University of Seattle – Bachelors degree in Business
Volunteer Experience – Seattle Humane Society Volunteering since 2008
Trade Organization – NAIOP Washington State – Co-Chair South South