Diversified Transportation Finance Team
Eric MyersPresident, Diversified Transportation Finance
Eric joined the Diversified team in 2013. He has been in banking and financial services for more than twenty years and has concentrated on serving the trucking industry for more than a decade. A graduate of Augustana University in South Dakota with a MBA from the University of St. Thomas in Minneapolis, Eric is responsible for Diversified Transportation Finance.
Cara GarciaOperations Manager
Cara received her BBA in Finance and MBA from Texas Tech University. After working at some of the state’s largest regional banks in Houston, Dallas and Austin, she moved back to Lubbock and joined Diversified Lenders in 2011. Cara is responsible for underwriting all of the transactions and oversees the documentation and credit monitoring for the company.
Diversified Lenders Team
Donald RobertsChairman of the Board
In March of 1986, Donald Roberts founded Diversified Lenders, Inc. This company, that got its start on a kitchen table, now employs more than 20 people, has funded over $2 billion in finance transactions and has clients in all 48 continental states. Roberts is a native West Texan who grew up in Seminole Texas. Roberts is a graduate of Texas Tech University and an active supporter of the Red Raiders. He began his career in the finance industry with Westinghouse Credit Corporation in 1977 where he was recognized as a top performer in four of the eight years he was employed there. Roberts founded Diversified Lenders as a finance broker and quickly grew the business. Today Diversified Lenders is one of the most recognized and valued funding companies among brokers who depend on quality reliable funding for their transactions. Donald is married to Pennie Roberts and has two children and five grandchildren.
Keith MannChief Executive Officer
In March of 2016, Keith Mann took over management of Diversified Lenders under the leadership of Donald Roberts. Keith is a Certified Public Accountant and holds both a Bachelor of Business Administration and a Master of Science in Accounting from Texas Tech University. Most recently, Keith served as president and board member of Lubbock National Bank. Prior to that, he served as CFO for United Supermarkets. Keith is very involved in the Lubbock community, and has served on the boards of Covenant Health System, United Way of Lubbock, Talkington School for Young Women Leaders, Lubbock Meals on Wheels, March of Dimes, Lubbock Arts Alliance, Junior League of Lubbock Foundation and Phi Delta Theta Alumni.
Cole RobertsVice President, Asset Based Lending
Raised in Shallowater, Cole has been a part of Diversified Lender's team since 2002. A graduate of Texas Tech University, Cole is responsible for managing day-to-day operations for sales and marketing of the company's asset based lending programs including accounts receivable and inventory.