Get to know Edwin:
Name: Edwin Román
Current title: Vice President and SBA Relationship Manager at Univest Bank and Trust Co.
What is your specialty or area of focus?
I specialize in SBA Lending which is a government guaranteed lending program requiring attention to detail. I’m customer service focused which fits the role well.
Tell us about your professional experience.
Most recently, I was a Commercial Relationship Manager at Fulton Bank. I have more than 18 years of experience in the financial services industry. I enlisted in the Army National Guard right out of high school. I completed several financial accounting courses and a formal credit training program at TD Bank.
Are you actively involved in your community?
I’ve served on the Board of Directors of the Greater Philadelphia Hispanic Chamber of Commerce for many years. I also serve on the finance committee of the Arden Theater.
What do you like to do outside of work?
My wife and I are “foodies.” Philadelphia is a great and diverse city offering many culinary experiences. We love trying new restaurants. I also enjoy cooking and entertaining friends and family.
Do you have a favorite quote or motto that you live by?
“The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life. Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failure, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company… a church… a home. The remarkable thing is we have a choice everyday regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past… we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude. I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% of how I react to it. And so it is with you… we are in charge of our attitudes.” – Charles R. Swindoll
I live in Philadelphia with my best friend and wife of 22 years, Ameris, our youngest child and our baby, Diego, a soft-coated Wheaton terrier. Ameris and I have a blended family. Our other children, David and Ashley, are both 28 years old. We are avid Eagles fans and bleed green!!!
Univest Bank and Trust Co is Member FDIC, Equal Housing, Opportunity and SBA Preferred Lender.