Joe Simonson

Joe Simonson

Commercial Banker

As a commercial banker at Bell Bank, I am eager to help your business thrive. I want to understand your unique goals as a business client, partner with you on needed banking solutions, and serve as a banking advocate as you seek to capitalize on opportunities.

While our C&I team is diversely talented, our specialties include banking solutions that support working capital, equipment finance, buyout and acquisition, and owner-occupied real estate. We work closely with our treasury management, wealth management and private banking experts to create an all-inclusive approach that supports whatever banking services you require.

In my role, I love to explore financing opportunities through the business succession process. Access to capital is crucial as owners explore a wide range of options not only to exit their business, but also to support a sustainable future for the new wave of ownership. I’m confident my personal banking style of always being connected will prove valuable to the next generation of business owners.

Originally from Ogilvie, Minn., I earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Wisconsin – River Falls and an MBA from Washington State University. Prior to banking, I spent a decade as a career firefighter/paramedic in St. Paul, where I currently reside in with my fiancé Charlene and pitbull Hunter. Outside of work I enjoy international travel, athletics of any kind, and giving back to the community through involvement in the St. Paul Fire Foundation.

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