Matt Cochran has been hired as vice president/commercial banker at Bell Bank’s downtown Duluth location at 201 E. Superior St.
In his position, Matt develops and maintains relationships with commercial customers across a range of business areas. By getting to know his customers’ short- and long-term goals and what’s important to them, Matt says he can be proactive in making recommendations that make sense for the long-term success of their business.
“I love the team mentality at Bell, and I’m excited to be here,” Matt comments. “Everyone is working together toward a common goal: helping our customers succeed.”
Tim McShane, president of Bell Bank’s Twin Ports market in Duluth-Superior, adds that Matt brings an impressive background in commercial banking and lending.
“Matt is a great addition to our banking team,” Tim says. “He understands the importance we place on building relationships with our customers, because that’s the philosophy he’s taken throughout his career. We’re excited to have Matt bring his experience as we continue to add to our strong and growing team at Bell.”
Originally from Virginia, Minn., Matt holds a bachelor’s degree from North Dakota State University in Fargo, N.D. He has been in banking for more than 15 years, starting in mortgage lending in 2003 and transitioning to commercial banking in 2007. In the commercial banking arena, he served as business specialist and business relationship manager with Wells Fargo, and since 2018 served as commercial relationship manager with U.S. Bank in Duluth.
Matt is active in the Duluth community and has been an Ambassador with the Hermantown and Duluth Chambers of Commerce. He has also served on the boards of the Duluth Amateur Hockey Association, Congdon Park, Choice Unlimited and St. Ann’s Senior Residence.
Matt and his wife, Nicole, live in Duluth and have three children.