Commercial Lending Team

Commercial Lending Team

Put our experience and financial expertise to work for you

Like your business, our Commercial Lending Team is committed to getting the best results possible. That means having in-depth conversations to make sure we understand your unique goals. Our personalized approach allows us to put together loan packages that are what you need to grow your company, acquire real estate, purchase equipment, and more. If you want to know about our local professionals, keep reading. The contact form below is available to set up a face-to-face appointment.


Meet two of our commercial lending experts


Eli Akel

Senior Vice President

Eli Akel brings over 30 years of extensive banking experience across several financial institutions. His career has encompassed small business, middle market and private bank lending. His depth of knowledge of the lending process and his familiarity with the local market gives Eli the necessary edge to add value through a trust-based approach to all business members.

Prior to joining Credit Union ONE, Eli held positions as Senior Vice President Chief Lending Officer at a local community bank and before that he held various leadership positions including Head of Private Bank Lending, Business Banking Regional Manager at a super-regional bank.

Eli resides with his family in Livonia, MI.

Grant Dybdahl

Credit Manager


With over two decades of experience in commercial lending, Grant Dybdahl is a seasoned professional adept at navigating the financial landscape. His expertise lies in structuring tailored loan solutions, analyzing risk, and fostering fruitful client relationships. Known for his astute decision-making and commitment to excellence, he consistently delivers optimal financial outcomes. Grant is a trusted partner in driving business growth through strategic lending practices.

Grant lives with his family in Brighton, MI.

Credit Union ONE is a full-service financial institution with locations in Southeast Michigan, Davison, MI, Traverse City, MI, and Grand Rapids, MI.

Get the financing you need to reach your business goals.