Chris Johnson

SBA Lender, VP
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At First Citizens, our SBA Business Development Officers partner with you to deliver tailored financing solutions for your growing business’s short- and long-term needs. With decades of experience working with multiple markets and industries, we’re dedicated to navigating you through every touchpoint of the SBA’s 7a and 504 loan options.

Our approach simplifies the SBA loan process for our borrowers, whether you're starting a business, acquiring one or expanding your existing operations. We pride ourselves on working with you to deliver the capital needed to bring your business positive results.

Having started his banking career in 1999, Chris Johnson brings a wealth of industry experience in retail and commercial banking, investments and insurance, mortgage origination and 10 years of SBA lending experience. Both as a loan officer and as the driving force in launching new loan programs, Chris has always been drawn by the strong personal connections to business owners that SBA lending brings. Born and raised in northern Virginia, where his family has deep roots, Chris enjoys a variety of seasonal activities including boating, snowboarding and cycling.


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1) Approved to offer SBA loan products under the SBA Preferred Lenders program

2) First Citizens Bank offers SBA 7(a) loans in select areas within Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Texas, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington and West Virginia.