First Vice President - Business Services
Mr. Knighton joined Kinecta Federal Credit Union in May 2015. Under his leadership, Kinecta has doubled its commercial loan portfolio to over $800 million. Prior to joining Kinecta, Mr. Knighton was Vice President of Business Services for Western Federal Credit Union (now Unify Financial Credit Union) where he led the business services team to over $42 million in annual loan production.
Knighton formerly served in various leadership roles for Member Business Lending LLC (MBL) from 2005 to 2014 including Senior Vice President/Chief Operating Officer. During his tenure MBL grew to become the largest SBA loan service provider to credit unions, assisting over 60 credit unions start and grow their commercial and SBA lending programs.
Mr. Knighton has over 17 years of commercial lending experience. Knighton’s areas of expertise include commercial real estate, commercial and industrial, and Small Business Administration 7(a) and 504 loan programs, encompassing all aspect of the commercial lending from origination to liquidation.
Mr. Knighton attended Utah State University and later attended University of Phoenix where he graduated with honors with a Bachelor of Science Business Administration degree.