Matt Cochran

VP/Commercial Banker

What I enjoy most about working at Bell is the team mentality – everyone works together toward a common goal of helping our customers succeed.

As a commercial banker, my job is to know my customers’ short- and long-term business goals. Learning what is important to them allows me to be proactive in making recommendations that make sense and contribute to their overall success.

The most enjoyable part of my job is visiting customers at their place of business and hearing about their company’s history and potential future. Knowing what drives our customers allows me to partner with them in achieving their goals.

A Virginia, Minn., native, I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo, before starting my banking career in 2005. Along the way, I have worked as a commercial relationship manager, business specialist and mortgage originator.

My wife, Nicole, and I live in Duluth, Minn., and have 3 children.

Outside of work, I take advantage of the trail network through Duluth – hiking, running and snowshoeing whenever I can. My family and I also enjoy golfing and spending time at family cabins on Whiteface Reservoir and Lake Vermilion.

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