SBA lending solutions

without hiring staff or incurring capital expenditures

The Company

With more than 150 years of cumulative in-house SBA 7(a) experience, cutting edge systems and rigid controls, the team at Windsor Advantage is uniquely qualified to support its institutional clients to develop and execute a thoughtful and comprehensive SBA lending program.

Windsor Advantage is an Independent, owner-managed firm with 29 professionals and growing.

Executive Team

Shawn T. Andrews
Managing Director


As Managing Director, Shawn is responsible for the overall strategy and management of Windsor. He has 20 years of financial services experience. Prior to founding Windsor in 2010, Shawn was Managing Director and equity partner of a $600 million debt fund with a focus on SBA lending and asset-based lending. While at the fund, he led the acquisition of one of the 14 SBA Small Business Lending Company (SBLC) licenses.

Shawn began his career as a financial institutions auditor at Arthur Andersen. He is a certified public accountant.

Michael Breckheimer
Chief Operating Officer

Mike is responsible for the overall daily operations of Windsor’s processing, servicing and risk management teams. Prior to Windsor, Mike was a senior management consultant in the KPMG financial institutions group. He has extensive experience working with diversified financial firms to implement efficiencies and risk management strategies. He began his career with PNC Capital Markets.

Julie A. Buckert
Chief Financial Officer

Julie brings more than a decade of accounting, compliance, audit and financial reporting experience to the firm. She has worked in public and private companies. She previously served as Director of Accounting at Brunswick Corporation and as a senior auditor in a national public accounting firm. Julie is a certified public accountant.

William McClain
Director, Credit & Structuring

Will is responsible for lender training, loan structure and eligibility, and oversight of the packaging and closing teams. He has overseen more than $850 million in SBA and USDA loan closings.  Prior to Windsor, Will was an analyst at Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

Leonard L. Ray
Director of Servicing

As Director of Servicing, Leonard manages the servicing of more than $1.0 Billion in SBA and USDA loans.

Prior to joining Windsor, Leonard spent more than a decade working with a diverse mix of companies on financial and strategic projects as both a manager and consultant.

Jeff Nogle
Vice President, Risk Management

Jeff manages Windsor’s overall risk management process, with a focus on documentation and compliance.  Prior to joining Windsor, Jeff was an associate at Charles River Associates where he gained extensive experience in business valuation and complex litigation.

Andrew Sheaffer
Vice President, Sales & Marketing


Andrew manages new business development, content creation and all media relations. Prior to joining Windsor, Andrew worked with financial institution clients at BMO Harris Bank.

Regional Marketing Managers

Windsor believes in the importance of a local presence to support to our Lenders.
Regional managers have extensive experience with all aspects of the 7(a) program:

Mike Pierce
SVP–Midwest Marketing Manager

More than 35 years of experience in banking and finance in the Chicagoland market. Extensive asset based lending experience in conjunction with the SBA 7(a) product.

Steve Stultz
SVP–West Coast Marketing Manager

More than 40 years of experience in banking and finance in the Southern California market with more than $700 million in funded SBA 7(a) loans over the past decade. Prior chairman of the board for the National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders (NAGGL). Board of Directors for CDC Small Business Finance Corp.

Jim Ely
SVP–West Coast Regional Manager

More than 30 years of experience in banking and finance in the Southern California market with more than $700 million in funded SBA 7(a) loans over the past decade.


Company News

Windsor Presents to University of Chicago MBA Students on Search Requirements Using the SBA 7(a) Program

Published on February 21st, 2018 by Windsor Advantage, LLC

Since 2010, Windsor bank clients have funded more than $370 million in business acquisitions through the 7(a) Program. CHICAGO, IL, February 21, 2018 – On January 24th, Will McClain, Managing Director of Windsor Advantage’s Chicago office, had the opportunity to present to University of Chicago MBA students on best practices using the SBA 7(a) Loan […]

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SBA Loan Servicing: 5 Common Mistakes Lenders Make

Published on January 4th, 2018 by Windsor Advantage, LLC

SBA 7(a) loans can be a beneficial asset class for lenders, but it requires an intimate knowledge of the process and rules that govern the Program.  There are many nuances to SBA loan servicing compared to conventional loans and certain areas can easily be overlooked, creating issues that can be complicated to unwind.  When not […]

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