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Steve is a Senior Project Manager, Vice President, and Aviation Loan Officer at Bank of Montana. Steve specializes in business lending including New Market Tax Credit projects and Aircraft Finance.
Prior to joining Bank of Montana, Steve worked with equity, government-guaranteed debt, tax credit programs, and state and federal grant sources to ensure projects received the most competitive, cost-effective financing available. He spent several years in the public/private economic development arena using his ability to structure complex financing packages to grow businesses and create economic opportunities. Steve was Montana Community Development Corporation’s Business Development Manger, and he helped direct and deploy the application of $40 million in New Market Tax Credits. Mr. Grover also managed MCDC’s multi-million dollar loan and near-equity funds, increasing the revolving loan fund over 100% in three years and doubling annual loan volume in 2007 and 2008. Grover also successfully secured the first private investments in MCDC’s loan funds, and was responsible for managing and deploying near-equity funding in six Montana corporations. Prior to his promotion to Business Development Manager, Mr. Grover was Director of MCDC’s Small Business Development Center, providing technical direction to businesses and specializing in advanced consulting for growth companies. In 2008, Mr. Grover’s financing accomplishments were recognized when he was awarded the US Small Business Administration Financial Services Champion for Montana.
Mr. Grover’s certifications include Certified Public Accountant (not currently practicing), Certified Economic Development Finance Professional (National Development Council), and Certified Business Management Instructor for NxLevel and FastTrac programs. Mr. Grover’s experience also includes three years as an Advanced Staff Auditor with Ernst & Young; two years at Microsoft where he was the Compensation Manager for the North American Sales and Management group; and over ten years as an owner/manager of industrial construction companies.
Montana State University, B.S. Business with an Accounting Emphasis