Mike LaSalle

Mike LaSalle

SVP/Bank Channel Director

As Bell’s bank channel director, I focus on equipment leasing and financing for our customers and correspondent banking partners. Bell Bank Equipment Finance provides equipment leasing nationwide across all industries, with flexible terms, competitive pricing and no residual risk.

By partnering with Bell, community banks can meet existing customers’ demands and prospect for new business and customers. It’s a great program. We do all the heavy lifting, and the community bank gets to strengthen their relationship with their customer. We’re not a competitor. We’re here as a partner to help them take advantage of our expertise and full suite of leasing products, while generating significant income from referral fees or, should they wish, from purchasing the transaction back through a participation. Read more about how some banks are easily making money and helping their customers here.

Originally from Minneapolis, I attended the University of Minnesota before spending 30 years in banking. Prior to Bell, I worked for Bankers’ Bank in Madison, Wis., where I was president and managing director of the equipment leasing subsidiary.

What I enjoy most about working at Bell is the tremendous leadership team that generates great success while fostering a community- and family-based culture.

My wife, Shona and I live in Burnsville, Minn., and have 3 children, Nichole, John and Brandon. When not at work, I enjoy golf and hockey.

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