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Kevin Rutherford

VP/Commercial Real Estate Portfolio Manger


I am impressed by Bell’s commitment to not only maintaining, but also constantly improving the great culture we have. Our culture is clearly something our leaders value and prioritize throughout the company. I’ve seen Bell’s willingness to invest in hiring the best people and further invest in keeping those people happy.

In my position, I support our Twin Cities commercial real estate team in managing our existing portfolio, analyzing new opportunities, working with our credit team in the underwriting process, setting up and maintaining adequate loan monitoring and various portfolio reporting.

Originally from Decatur, Ill., I earned a bachelor’s degree in finance from Millikin University in Decatur. I started my banking career in 2002 as a teller and have worked as a credit analyst and analyst manager specializing in commercial real estate. Most of my work experience has been in credit.

My wife, Sarah, and I live in Apple Valley, Minn., and have 4 children. I am also a pianist/organist and on weekends, you can usually find me playing at church or other events, though with 4 kids, most of my free time revolves around their activities. I am also a fan of the St. Louis Cardinals and Blues.