Bell Bank Expands Twin Cities Commercial Banking Team

10/18/2021 12:00:00 PM

Bell Bank News

Bell Bank, one of the nation’s largest and fastest growing family- and employee-owned banks, continues to expand our commercial banking team, hiring new talent and promoting the “next generation” of commercial banking and market leaders.

Most recently, Bell promoted Jon Aase to senior vice president/Twin Cities commercial banking manager. Bell also promoted Hailey Margetta and hired Rob Deuth as senior vice presidents/Twin Cities commercial banking team leads, joining Aase in these key roles. Margetta and Deuth lead teams of commercial and industrial (C&I) bankers focused on building relationships with lower middle-market business customers throughout the region. Along with Aase, they office at Bell Plaza in Bloomington. With this expansion, Bell has also hired Keith Crep as senior vice president/commercial banker in Woodbury, Kevin Baur as senior vice president/commercial banker in Bloomington, and Tim O’Callaghan as vice president/commercial portfolio manager in Bloomington.

Erin Procko, president of Bell Bank – Minneapolis and Twin Cities banking director for Bell, says these promotions and hires add even greater depth of experience and leadership to a strong commercial banking team.

“All of them are talented bankers and exceptional people,” says Erin. “They are viewed as leaders among their colleagues and customers, and they will be a terrific fit within Bell Bank’s culture. It is exciting to hire and promote such high quality people at this critical stage in our life cycle.”

About the Bankers
Hailey began her career as an analyst with JPMorgan Chase, transitioning to developing business and managing a $500 million commercial loan portfolio. She joined Bell Bank in 2018 and the following year was named a Rising Young Professional by Finance & Commerce.

Rob has almost 20 years of experience in commercial banking, with a focus on C&I lending. Prior to joining Bell, he worked as a commercial lender at Old National Bank.

Jon has worked in consumer and commercial banking, including both SBA and C&I lending, since 2002 and held positions at Wells Fargo and Associated Bank prior to joining Bell in 2016.

Keith worked for more than a decade in the mortgage industry before transitioning to commercial lending in 2008. Prior to joining Bell, he worked as a commercial banker at Old National Bank, where he was selected as an Emerging Leader.
Kevin has more than 15 years of experience in commercial banking and C&I lending, most recently at old National Bank.

Tim has spent the past 19 years at JPMorgan Chase, including roles as a senior commercial underwriter, commercial banker and credit analyst.

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