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Key Accomplishments

Financial Acumen:

  • Effective planning, coordination and control of multi-million dollar financial budgets.
  • Skilled in development and monitoring company-wide budget/plans while managing and growing individual portfolios.
  • Responsible for overall compliance and risk management of vast deposit and loan sums.

Strategic Leadership:

  • Adept at "big picture" thinking as well as micro-level details.
  • Creates economic potential in line with the goals of the organization.
  • Builds ongoing business connections through strong customer relationships.
  • Makes efficient decisions that enhance profitability while building team morale and commitment

Business Management:

  • Excellent communicator with collaborative management approach.
  • Dedicated to personal and career development of both self and employees.
  • Experience implementing HR policies from hiring to termination.

Community Development:

  • Advanced non-profit fund-raising skills from associations and sponsorship development to festival organization and charitable gaming.
  • Recruited and voted into multi-year leadership positions.
  • Eager to work with diverse groups of individuals.

Work experience


Vice President, Branch Manager

Highland Bank

Founded in 1943, Highland Bank is a medium-sized community bank with over $600 million in assets, 150 employees and 8 locations in the greater Twin Cities area.

Recruited in 2003 as Assistant Branch Manager officer then promoted to Assistant Vice President (2004) to Vice President (2009). Responsible for overseeing consumer and commercial loan portfolios for the largest branch division in Highland Bank.

  • Responsibilities include maintaining and growing the consumer and commercial loan portfolios consisting of $8MM in commercial loan and $64 MM in deposits; personally accountable for over $3.2 MM in commercial loans and over $10MM in deposits.
  • Expand the customer base through fee service generation, deposit growth and consumer and commercial loans to new and existing relationships. Refer customers to other bank departments for additional services. Work resulted in a positive net DDA for the last two years.
  • Manage branch staff including Assistant Branch Manager, Teller Supervisor, Personal Bankers, Customer Service Representatives, Receptionist and Banking Associate. Process payroll on a semi-monthly basis for all direct reports.
  • Implement policy and procedural changes as necessary for regulatory or security compliance. Maintain the privacy and security control of all customer records. Manage all reports of suspicious activity or lax security as necessary for the branch.
  • Make credit decisions based on the bank's credit policy.
  • Inform and lead the consumer banking staff on bank service standards as well as features & benefits of bank products and procedures.
  • Provide ongoing employee supervision including goal setting, monitoring of production, scheduling, recruiting, conducting staff meetings, budget preparation, etc.
  • Participate in community activities that enhance the desired growth of the bank.

Branch Manager

US Bank

U.S. Bank is the 5th largest commercial bank in the United States. With $281 billion in assets and 3,015 banking offices, U.S. Bank provides a comprehensive line of banking, brokerage, insurance, investment, mortgage, trust and payment services products to consumers, businesses and institutions.

Recruited in 1999 as a Personal Banker / Investment Representative then promoted in 2001 to Branch Manager with multi-faceted duties centered on highly aggressive sales activities for several branch locations.

  • Expand the customer base through asset generation, fee service generation, deposit growth and building customer relationships.
  • Implement and oversee department goals, budgets, operating policies & procedures and compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  • Provide full range of Human Resource responsibilities including communications, coaching, staff development, team development, performance management, staffing and salary administration while adhering to the company's human resource policies and procedures.
  • Develop and manage sales plans to achieve sales revenue goals.
  • Analyze credit needs and play critical role in the credit decision process.
  • Provide guidance in areas such as debt consolidation, restructuring loan/line requests.
  • Consult with, advise and sell a wide range of US Bank products and financial services to retail and small business customers.
  • Ensure that the office remains customer-focused while encouraging employees to provide reliable, consistent and efficient service.
  • Utilize a high degree of creativity and independence in managing account relationships and developing new business.

PCS Representative

Empi, Inc.

Headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota, Empi is a leading manufacturer and provider of non-invasive medical products for pain management and physical rehabilitation.

Recruited to represent and sell a wide array of Empi medical devices as well as build relationships with insurance adjusters (i.e. health, auto, workman's comp).

  • Continuously exceed aggressive sales goals.
  • Provide excellent customer service to internal and external customers.
  • Assist patients with troubleshooting, product knowledge and insurance coverage.
  • Negotiate patient coverage with insurance companies.
  • Work with professional on patient's behalf (physicians, attorneys and physical therapists).
  • Support Empi's field service and National Account Representatives.
  • Attend ongoing training enhancement sessions.



Personal Interests




Highland Business Association

Board Director, President, Co-Chair

Highland Bank Community Involvement Program

Committee Member

Native American Community Clinic

Board Director