Conterra Ag Capital Grows with New Relationship Manager for Texas, Oklahoma and LouisianaThu, 26 Aug 2021 10:30:21 CDT
A Frisco, Texas-based agricultural lender with more than eight years of experience has joined the Conterra Ag Capital team as the company continues to grow its ag financial services throughout the southern states. Matt Manuel has been hired as vice president relationship manager, serving customers around Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana.
Matt Manuel brings a diverse agriculture finance background to Conterra with six years in the farm credit system before entering the private ag lending sector of the industry.
"I was extremely impressed with the Conterra team and the services they provide to clients," Manuel said. "Conterra brings creative financing solutions to the agricultural industry with extremely competitive pricing and structure options."
It's no surprise, Matt Manuel has a passion for agriculture after growing up in the Delta
region of Louisiana and working within his family's poultry and row crop operations. Manuel attended Louisiana State University, graduating with a finance degree. His wife, and fellow LSU grad, and daughter love to visit family and take advantage of the beautiful outdoors
near their home in Frisco.
"I was born and raised in an agriculture-focused family and have been in the ag lending
space my entire career. I bring experience and knowledge to the table for clients to find products that best fit their needs," Manuel said.
Matt Manuel prides himself on his relationship building and creativity to help clients achieve their financial goals. "With my background, I feel I can understand financing needs through different perspectives than just the lenders eyes," Manuel said. "I know American agriculture is the backbone of our country and our economic system."
The addition of Manuel to the team of ag lending specialists will allow Conterra to expand its ag lending services to farmers, ranchers and members of the agribusiness community in the southern region. Conterra provides financial services and tools like long-term loans and debt restructuring, often working with local banks to meet agricultural customers' evolving financial needs.
"We are glad to have Matt join the Conterra team," said Conterra President and CEO Paul Erickson. "His experience and familiarity with agriculture throughout the south will help us further support producers in Texas, Louisiana and Oklahoma. Personally, I look forward to working with him as we build relationships in his region."
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