Ben Bakke

Ben Bakke

VP/Relationship Manager Equipment Finance

My primary role is to prospect for new equipment finance customers and service existing client relationships. . Our team specializes in equipment finance solutions (both debt and lease) for mid-market companies.

Originally from Minneapolis, I attended Wheaton College in Illinois, majoring in economics. I spent 3 years as a portfolio manager in the commercial banking group at U.S. Bank before joining Bell Bank.

What I most enjoy in my work here is simply our company’s culture and the great people I encounter each day. I typically meet with existing customers face-to-face several times during the year and keep in touch with them monthly. That means I get to know them – what their business needs and how Bell can help solve some of those challenges.

We earn customers’ respect and loyalty by offering innovative ideas, speed and responsiveness and competitive pricing – along with the personal service that’s Bell’s hallmark.

My wife, Frances, and I live in Minneapolis. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, outdoor activities, playing and watching sports, and traveling.

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