Mike Mullen, President
Atherotech | Birmingham, AL
In 1999, Atherotech, in Birmingham, Alabama, commercialized a new cholesterol test that more accurately measures both good and bad cholesterol, giving physicians a more precise measure
of a patient's risk for heart disease.
Atherotech looked to BBVA Compass for solutions:
"We have been working with BBVA Compass since 2000. Over the years, they've gotten more involved in our business.
We've used BBVA Compass for asset-based lending and financed equipment through them. And we've continually taken advantage of their treasury management products, particularly a medical lock-box designed for our business. Also, BBVA Compass helped us restructure term loan debt that had fueled our growth to lower our overall cost of capital and save us a considerable amount of money."
The BBVA Compass difference:
"BBVA Compass is an effective bank because they have been able to help us in ways that might be considered non-traditional for a bank. Our relationship is built on good, open communication. They are responsive.
I've always felt that our relationship manager worked hard to understand what is unique about our business. Understanding who we are makes him an effective advocate for our business inside the bank. I trust that he is looking out for our best interest."