Ben Bakke

Ben Bakke

VP/Territory Manager - Equipment Finance

My primary role is to prospect for new equipment finance customers and service existing client relationships. Our team specializes in equipment finance solutions (both debt and lease) for mid-market companies.

Originally from Minneapolis, I attended Wheaton College in Illinois, majoring in economics. I spent 3 years as a portfolio manager in the commercial banking group at U.S. Bank before joining Bell Bank.

What I most enjoy in my work here is simply our company’s culture and the great people I encounter each day. I typically meet with existing customers face-to-face several times during the year and keep in touch with them monthly. That means I get to know them – what their business needs and how Bell can help solve some of those challenges.

We earn customers’ respect and loyalty by offering innovative ideas, speed and responsiveness and competitive pricing – along with the personal service that’s Bell’s hallmark.

My wife, Frances, and I live in Minneapolis. Outside of work, I enjoy spending time with family, outdoor activities, playing and watching sports, and traveling.

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