Gareth Petsch
Director of Specialty Lending
Citi Commercial Bank

DSO Lending Panel Breakout Session
Thursday, July 29, 2021
2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m.



Gareth Petsch, Citi Commercial Bank Director of Specialty Lending, manages nationally the Healthcare Specialty Group (HSG), SBA Banking Group as well as the Investor Real Estate Portfolio.


Gareth founded the HSG in 2012 to support the unique and specialized needs of medical, dental and veterinary providers of all shapes and sizes in the private sector. The group specializes in support to providers, large-scale group practices, Roll-ups, Medical Support/Service Organizations (MSOs), Dental Support/Service Organizations (DSOs) and various other outpatient treatment facilities.


Recognized as a Washington, D.C. SmartCEO Top Banker in 2011, Petsch brings a deep understanding of the complex issues involved with healthcare provider financing and the specific challenges CEO’s & CFO’s of group healthcare practices face. He and his team of Specialized Healthcare Bankers work with clients nationwide to create customized solutions that help enable the success and growth in these ever-changing times.


In addition to leading the HPFG, Petsch is also the National Director of SBA Lending, leading client service and relations with the Small Business Administration (SBA) and other government agencies. As the first preferred SBA Lending institution in the U.S., Citi’s dedicated SBA advisors consult bankers and clients on the various resources and programs available to help them succeed. Citi’s SBA advisors are experts at providing guidance to help meet the unique financial needs and exceed expectations of both commercial and small business clients while meeting stringent regulatory requirements. Citi was also the only large bank to be awarded a prestigious PLP Status under the SBA 7a Export Working Capital Program, in recognition of its efforts to provide small businesses access to the global economy.


Gareth was born and raised in Durban, South Africa, moving to the United States in the late 1990’s to begin his banking career. He earned a degree in Business Management from Varsity College in South Africa and currently lives with his wife and 2 children in Reston, Virginia.