Jon Birkeland

Jon Birkeland

SVP/Commercial Banking Team Lead

In addition to my role in helping build our commercial lending team in the Duluth area, I’m a pretty well-rounded commercial lender, focusing primarily on commercial-industrial and commercial real estate clients. I view customer relationships as partnerships. We help our customers in their successful endeavors toward growth and prosperity – and in turn, we grow and benefit alongside them.

My favorite part of my job is meeting with clients at their place of business and discussing their goals and their business needs. When we come up with a plan that works for them and for the bank, our relationship grows even stronger.

I’ve been in the banking and financial field for more than 2 decades, including more than 17 years as a commercial lender at Republic Bank prior to joining Bell.

Originally from Sioux Falls, S.D., I’m a graduate of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn., and the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin.

My wife, Lana, and I live in Hermantown and have 3 children. Away from work, I enjoy golfing, biking, running, skiing, attending our kids’ sporting events, walking our dogs, and hanging out with my family at the lake cabin/work farm.

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