Hailey Margetta

SVP/Twin Cities Commercial Banking Team Lead

Growing up, I used to sweep floors and stock shelves at my family’s small business in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. It’s where my passion for helping small to mid-size companies began. Today I’m an experienced commercial lender providing clients strategic capital and cash management solutions to help them grow.

I began my career as an analyst at JPMorgan Chase, but quickly transitioned to developing business and managing a $500 million loan portfolio. I joined Bell Bank in 2018 as vice president of commercial lending. I’m responsible for managing all aspects of my clients’ financial services, including debt refinance, working capital, acquisition financing, recapitalization, asset purchases, and treasury and deposit services.

Bell has been a great fit for me. I was looking for a people-centric employer with a service-based culture. Since we’re a second-generation, privately owned company, we truly understand and relate to the challenges our clients face every day. As employee owners through Bell’s ESOP, we have a direct interest in our company – and in our clients’ success.

Although I’m a generalist, I do have specialized expertise in the agribusiness, manufacturing, and transportation industries. I also serve as treasurer for the Precision Metal Forming Association Twin Cities Chapter and was named a 2019 Rising Young Professional by Finance & Commerce.

I hold a bachelor’s degree in finance and financial planning from the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. In my free time, I like to kayak and visit local breweries.