Atlantic National Trust Team

Ted West

Founder and President

Ted West, with decades of financial and real estate investment and development experience, founded Atlantic National Trust in 1995. Ted and the first-rate team he has built at Atlantic excel in acquiring assets backed by commercial real estate and at developing creative business strategies to maximize each asset's value.

In 2006, Ted West was awarded Downtown Portland Corporation’s Economic Development Achievement Award for his vision and contributions to the redevelopment of the city, including a project that has breathed new life into Portland’s then-dormant Bayside neighborhood and stimulated a wave of economic growth in the area that continues to day. Ted has also developed major projects in North Carolina, Texas, Arizona, California, and Nevada.

An avid basketball lover, Ted has been a part-owner of the Maine Red Claws, the NBA G League affiliate of the Boston Celtics, since 2006. Ted and his team are also firm believers in giving back through support of local nonprofits such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine, Community Concepts and Strive.

Jim Hanley, Esq., CPA

Chief Executive Officer
Jim Hanley is Chief Executive Officer of Atlantic National Trust. He joined the company in 2004, and formerly served as Chief Financial Officer and General Counsel. Prior to working at Atlantic, Jim worked in private practice and specialized in taxation, real estate and commercial transactions. Jim is a former federal prosecutor with the U.S. Department of Justice and auditor for PriceWaterhouse Coopers. He holds bachelors in business administration from the University of Notre Dame and a juris doctorate from Boston College Law School. Jim resides in Cumberland Maine with his wife and three daughters.

Sid O. Blum

Director of Acquisitions
Sid Blum is the Director of Acquisitions at Atlantic National Trust. Sid has over 25 years’ experience in commercial lending, REO asset management, loan sale marketing and acquisition valuation. He has reviewed several thousand loan portfolios and specializes in pricing nonperforming and underperforming loans. Sid holds a bachelor’s degree from York University.

Todd Colpitts

Executive Vice President
Todd Colpitts is Executive Vice President at Atlantic National Trust. Todd has over 17 years’ experience in lending, finance and workout of financially challenged market sectors. Prior to working at Atlantic, Mr. Colpitts was a senior account executive for Wells Fargo Foothill. He holds a bachelor's degree in business administration from Framingham State College.

Jessica West

Vice President
Jessica is Vice President at Atlantic National Trust and the youngest daughter of founder Ted West. Jessica has over 10 years of experience in real estate and real estate lending, working for companies such as Brixmore Property Group (f.k.a Centro/Heritage), and underwriting in CBRE’s Multifamily Capital Group, a Fannie Mae DUS Lender, where she underwrote financing projects ranging from $5 Million to upward of $50 Million. She completed her MBA at Boston College’s Carol School of Management.

Daniel Sisk

Vice President
Daniel Sisk is Vice President at Atlantic National Trust. Daniel has over 14 years of experience in the commercial lending/finance industry, and manages a large portion of the company’s portfolio with the majority of the assets located in Texas, Arizona, Nevada, California, Oregon, and Washington. Prior to working at Atlantic, Daniel worked for Wells Fargo Financial in Sherman, Texas and Wells Fargo Home Mortgage in Dallas, Texas. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Business administration from Austin College.

Susan LaBrie

Vice President
Susan Labrie is Vice President at Atlantic National Trust. Susan has over 20 years’ experience as a paralegal, having worked as a senior paralegal in a private practice prior to joining Atlantic in 1999. Susan is responsible for collateral security, administration, and human resources. She holds her paralegal certificate and attended Hope College.

Nancy DesRoberts

Senior Paralegal
Nancy DesRoberts is Senior Paralegal at Atlantic National Trust and has been with the Company for over 10 years. Her primary responsibilities include collateral file review and organization, lender audit preparation, and due diligence support.

Chelsea Parady, CPA

Senior Accountant
Chelsea Parady is Senior Accountant at Atlantic National Trust, leading the accounting department and managing three other accounts beneath her. She has been with Atlantic for 10 years, beginning as a Lender account and has been promoted over the years to senior accountant.
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