Jesse Schwab

Jesse Schwab

EVP/Chief Risk Officer

As Bell Bank’s chief risk officer and a member of the executive leadership team, I oversee all facets of risk management for Bell Bank and its divisions.

Prior to joining Bell Bank, I held leadership roles in both risk management and compliance with TCF Bank. My banking career has combined an understanding of business approaches and goals with an appreciation of the supervisory processes and expectations of the regulatory agencies that govern banking and financial services. I’ve managed bank regulatory relationships, as well as the corporate compliance program – including consumer compliance, fair lending practices, and obligations under the Community Reinvestment Act.

Prior to going to work in the banking field, I was a private practice attorney with a focus in consumer protection and bankruptcy matters. Additionally, I have held roles with both the Colorado Office of the State Auditor and the Chile Public Prosecutor’s Office.

Originally from Bismarck, N.D., I graduated from the University of North Dakota with a degree in political science and earned my juris doctorate from California Western School of Law in San Diego, Calif. My wife and I live in Edina, Minn., with our 2-year-old daughter.