bridgewater bank An unconventional approach to banking
Welcome to the finest entrepreneurial bank in the twin cities. We aim to challenge the status quo in everything we do. At Bridgewater Bank, we are a team of banking professionals who want to redefine what it means to work in this industry. Why? We believe that banking should be unconventional . Our dedicated team provides an unparalleled experience and our clients notice a difference. Like true entrepreneurs, we value responsiveness and quick action. Accuracy is the foundation of our business and together we learn from each experience. Our journey began in 2005, but our story of growth is just getting started.
we see banking differently. our proven process
1. Discover With a can-do spirit and local presence, Bridgewater Bank is preferred by successful entrepreneurs and individuals, like you, who value responsive support and simple solutions.
5. Network When you join Bridgewater Bank you join more than a bank—it’s a network.
2. Onboard As entrepreneurs ourselves, we anticipate and understand
your financial needs and provide simple, creative solutions to solve them.
4. Support In-person, online and everywhere in-between, our local team is available to meet your financial needs and exceed your expectations.
3. Execute Local banking means local decision making. We value action and decisiveness and work quickly to ensure that you never miss an opportunity.
our clients say it best. client testimonials
CCI Properties doran companies discover strength
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one on one bicycle studio
Synergy, vision and commitment. This is the unconventional equation that makes Bridgewater Bank the perfect fit for our mission in real estate development and leasing. Ed Conley, owner
Renovating and revitalizing historic properties comes naturally to Ed Conley and his family. CCI Properties is family-owned and operated in St. Paul and has been restoring and renovating buildings in the Twin Cities since 1985. Appreciation for historical context and preservation is central to their work. CCI Properties has amassed an award-winning portfolio of homes and commercial spaces for rent in various styles and locations throughout Minneapolis and St. Paul. Their work helps honor a city’s history while bringing new life into some of its finest buildings, creating environments where small businesses can thrive.
client since 2013
Bridgewater is one of the most nimble banks. They’re quick to respond and have a focus on
their client’s needs. Ryan Johnson, chief financial officer
For more than a decade, Doran Companies has been setting the bar by delivering exceptional work as a developer, designer, contractor and property manager. Ranked among Minnesota’s largest general contractors and developers of commercial real estate, Doran brings a wealth of knowledge and proven experience to every project with its highly respected and award-winning team. As the largest women-owned business in Minnesota, Doran holds supporting its clients, partners, subcontractors and team members at the heart of everything it does. Built with an entrepreneurial and collaborative spirit, it is driven by a fierce dedication to cultivating trusted relationships and creating long-term value.
Client since 2014
Over the last seven years, all of our business milestones, the moments connected to progress, breakthroughs and the feeling of possibility, have been linked to our relationship with the great people and culture of Bridgewater. Luke Carlson, chief executive officer
The team at Discover Strength understands that busy people don’t have time for workouts that don’t work. They believe that someone’s workouts should be as smart as everything else they do. By utilizing expert personal trainers, an evidence-based approach to exercise, and two 30-minute strength training workouts per week, they help clients look and feel their best in a fraction of the time of typical workouts. Operating since 2006, with seven Twin Cities locations, Discover Strength recently launched a franchise offering to help entrepreneurs do work they are passionate about while building a valuable asset. Look out, Twin Cities: Personalized strength training just got stronger.
Client since 2014
Bridgewater’s ability to adapt, keep pace and deliverunconventionalresults is invaluable. They are a complete joy to work with. josh brandsted, president
Real estate development has long been an industry of high competition and great risk, but few have brought the level of style and sophistication to it that Greco has. Founded in 2002, Greco is a boutique real estate development and property management firm known for its delivery of high-profile multifamily and mixed-use projects within emerging neighborhoods and communities in the Twin Cities market. Since 2008, partners Arnie Gregory and Josh Brandsted have led the company’s involvement in developing and managing over 2,500 multifamily units and over 125,000 square feet of commercial retail space in the Minneapolis/St. Paul market.
client since 2006
Bridgewater has been that lifelong partner for us. they think outside the box and have provided their knowledge and expertise as we’ve navigated through multiple world and national crises. jennifer oberpriller, founder & partner
Sharing their passion for cycling and providing exceptional one-on- one servicewas the foundation uponwhichOne onOneBicycle Studio was created back in 2003 by the husband and wife team of Gene and Jennifer Oberpriller. Their goal was to help ignite a spark for cycling adventures with their clients and establish lifelong relationships along the way. Once a gritty warehouse on North Washington Avenue, One on One is now known as the center of cycling culture in the Twin Cities. They are pioneers in bringing bicycles, art and an espresso cafe together under one roof.
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Personal banking client services
Bridgewater Bank’s Deposit Services Team provides personalized, professional and responsive service. Our full suite of deposit products is specially designed to meet the unique needs of our entrepreneurial clients. By dealing directly with our Client Specialists and Account Executives, clients avoid automated phone systems and long teller lines. We pride ourselves on delivering an unconventional customer experience by providing responsive support and simple solutions, and our clients notice the difference.
• Online & Mobile Banking • Mobile Deposit • Online Bill Pay • Digital Wallet • Visa Credit Cards • Debit Cards • Zelle ® ®
Our Business Services team provides simple banking solutions designed to meet the needs of the many business clients who call Bridgewater Bank home. We focus on building lasting relationships and supporting many enhanced products that businesses need to operate efficiently in today’s marketplace. Simply put, our goal is to simplify banking, allowing our clients to focus on growing their business.
• Online Banking • Electronic Reporting • Mobile Banking • Mobile Deposit • Bill Pay • Remote Deposit • Lockbox • ACH Origination • ACH Filter • ACH Blocking • Check Positive Pay
Whether you’re a doctor, architect or other successful professional, you need the best team to handle your unique business and personal banking needs. With 30+ years’ experience, Bridgewater’s local Professional Services team provides simple, sophisticated solutions that drive clients forward. Our relationship-focused approach to banking means you’ll enjoy working directly with a professional banker whose first priority is you.
Personal Banking • Personal Deposit Accounts • First & Second Home Mortgages • HELOCS & HELOANS • Executive Lines of Credit • Overdraft Lines of Credit • Revolving Lines of Credit • Partner & Shareholder Buy Out & Buy In Loans • Stock/Bond Secured Loans • Auto Financing • Recreational Vehicles
Business Banking • Commercial Deposit Accounts
• Capital Expenditures • Equipment Financing
• Owner Occupied Building Loans • Working Capital Lines of Credit • IOLTA Accounts
professional SERVICES TEAM MEMBERS
commercial lending lending services
As the premier commercial lender in the Twin Cities, Bridgewater Bank assembles its loan products to meet the distinctive needs of real estate and small business entrepreneurs. Our lenders are experts in themarkets we serve. Together, we realize that flexibility and quick responses are integral to ensuring our clients’ success.
Construction & Development • Property Rehabilitation • New Construction • Lot Financing • Land Development Residential Real Estate • Owner Occupied Homes • Vacation Homes • Residential Rental Homes • Home Equity Lines of Credit • Construction/Bridge Loans
our people are our strength. we live by our core values
When the pandemic brought statewide shutdowns, it took a team of incredibly nimble bankers to continuemeeting the needs of Bridgewater’s local clients. By supporting her team and making safety the first priority, Gayle guided our frontline staff through the many twists and turns of 2020. As if shutdowns and reopenings weren’t enough, Gayle smoothly transitioned the team to a new office—Bridgewater Corporate Center— amidst the pandemic. jon lien Director Credit Analysis | Team Member Since 2018 gayle larson AVP, Regional Branch Lead | Team Member Since 2014 It’s not every day you encounter an analytical mind whose ability to collaborate is just as impressive as his spreadsheets. Jon’s aptitude in explaining, training, and assisting in all items related to Credit is appreciated daily. This aptitude was brought to the forefront as he worked closely with clients, lenders and analysts on the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Forgiveness applications. The SBA’s PPP moved quickly, and, thankfully for us, Jon did, too. lynn roth VP, Commercial Lending | Team Member Since 2017 A nimble professional who is willing to tackle both large and small opportunities, Lynn is known for never backing down when faced with a challenge. Take the SBA’s PPP process for example. Lynn made it look easy. Processing those loans with a broken arm? Even easier. Lynn is dedicated to her team and her clients, always putting in the extra effort when it matters most.
Unconventional. our clients notice a difference.
Responsive. Under promise, over deliver. Dedicated. don’t stop until you get it done. Growth. if you aren’t moving forward, where are you going? accurate. It’s more than j st an expectation.
jordan palmstein Facilities Manager | Team Member Since 2016
The finest bank in the Twin Cities deserves the finest of facilities. Thanks to Jordan, Bridgewater’s branches convey our brand through their unique, unconventional and professional design. Her ability to stay organized and keep the Bank’s interests top of mind was evident as she led the Bridgewater Corporate Center opening, ensuring a welcoming atmosphere for all. It’s with this same approach that she meets the daily needs of our facilities and those within them.
anna maria reasner Systems Analyst | Team Member Since 2019
A simple approach to banking means the systems that deliver those solutions must work properly behind the scenes. With Anna Maria’s close attention to detail, tenacity and eye for accuracy, she analyzes complex systems and translates them into terms understood by all. She demonstrates her talent by continuously reviewing applications and processes to detect flaws, identify problems and propose solutions, keeping BWB ahead of the curve.
Locally founded. Locally led. leadership guiding the company
board of directors
Strategic leadership team
board of directors
Jerry Baack Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President
doug parish Director
Since the Company’s formation, the positions of Chairman and Chief Executive Officer have been combined and held by Mr. Baack. As Chairman, he is responsible for leading board meetings and discussions. Jerry plays a vital role in ensuring the board has the appropriate mix of characteristics, skills and experience. He brings detailed knowledge of the Company’s daily operations to the board, enhancing the overall decision-making process. lisa brezonik Director A member of the board since 2019, Lisa is Chief Executive Officer of Salo, a leading staffing and consulting firm for finance, accounting and human resources in Minneapolis and Chicago. As an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience, Ms. Brezonik brings expertise in talent acquisition, human resources and leadership development to Bridgewater. Jim is a founding director of the board and owner of Flagship Marketing, Inc. This privately-held company owns and operates franchise offices doing business as Express Employment Professionals and Specialized Recruiting Group, which deliver staffing support and human resource services through an international network of offices. Jim also currently serves as Regional Franchise Developer for Express Services, Inc. david juran Director David, a director of the board since 2010, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Colliers Mortgage, a full-service nationwide mortgage banking firm. Mr. Juran has been with his company (and its predecessor, Dougherty Financial Group) since 2002 and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Colliers Mortgage Holdings. James johnson Director
A board member since 2018, Doug is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Ameriprise Financial, Inc., a Fortune 250 diversified financial services company. As a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor, he is a financial expert with 30 years of experience in accounting, finance, auditing, risk management, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. jeff shellberg Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, Director Mr. Shellberg has served on the board since its formation in 2005 and has served as Secretary since 2013. He has worked in the regulatory and commercial banking industry for over 30 years. Jeff’s extensive experience in community banking includes strategic planning, policy formation, risk management, asset and liability management, and external and internal auditing. tom trutna Director Tom is a founding director of the board. He is the President and Founder of BIG INK, a visual communications company that creates branded solutions for Fortune 1000 companies. He has run this organization since 1999. Before founding BIG INK, Tom held marketing and business management positions at General Mills and Periscope, a Twin Cities advertising firm. todd urness Director Todd is a founding director of the board. He is a shareholder at the law firm ofWinthrop &Weinstine, P.A., a general practice firm located inMinneapolis. Todd has practiced with the firm since 1985, been a shareholder with the firm since 1988 and is also a Certified Public Accountant. He has served on the Board of Directors of Winthrop & Weinstine, as well as its senior management and compensation committees since 1993. david volk Director David, a member of the board since 2017, is a principal at Castle Creek Capital, an alternative asset management firm focused on the community banking industry located in Rancho Santa Fe, California. He has been with Castle Creek Capital since 2005 and has led or supported investments in numerous recapitalization, distressed and growth solutions.
mohammed lawal Director
Mohammed joined the board in 2020 and is the lead founder, CEO and Principal Architect of LSE Architects, Inc., an entrepreneurial, Twin Cities- based architecture, interior design and planning firm. Mr. Lawal has over 30 years of experience in design, planning and programming. Under his leadership, LSE Architects has provided architectural services for various projects ranging from barbershops to multifamily housing to U.S. Bank Stadium.
strategic leadership team
Jerry Baack Chairman, Chief Executive Officer & President
lisa salazar Chief Deposit Officer
As theprincipal founder of theCompanyand theBank, Jerrywas responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s formation, including the initial capital raise, business plan, board and management team structure and recruitment, charter and regulatory approval. As the chief visionary and strategist, he plays a vital role in business development and is instrumental in defining strategic initiatives and ascertaining new growth opportunities.
Joining the Bank in 2018, Lisa is responsible for driving accountability and results through initiatives that deliver revenue growth, market share, new business opportunities and market penetration as Chief Deposit Officer. In addition to leading a talented team of deposit services professionals, she is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the Bank’s product offerings by maintaining awareness of industry trends. Jeff Shellberg Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, Director Jeff is a founder of the Company and founding director of the board. He has worked in the regulatory and commercial banking industry for over 30 years. As Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Jeff is responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s credit policies and risk management systems. He currently chairs the loan and appraisal committees and plays an integral role in credit actions on the Bank’s largest lending relationships.
joe chybowski Chief Financial Officer
mary jayne crocker Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Mary Jayne has been with the Bank since its origin and has served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since January 2014. In her current role, Mary Jayne is responsible for directing the implementation of all strategic initiatives. Each day she ensures BWB delivers on its promise to be the finest entrepreneurial bank in the Twin Cities to clients, investors and BWB team members alike. Joe serves as Chief Financial Officer and has been with Bridgewater Bank since 2013. In his position, Joe directs and manages all finance-related activities for the Bank, including but not limited to accounting, regulatory reporting, liquidity management, investment strategies, insurance and capital development. Additionally, he chairs the Bank’s Asset Liability Management and Investment committees.
mark hokanson Chief Technology Officer
Mark joined Bridgewater Bank in 2019 as Chief Technology Officer. In his position, Mark is responsible for driving the Bank’s technology strategy by developing innovative, robust and secure solutions that generate efficiencies across the organization. By leading a dynamic team of IT professionals, he ensures the Bank’s technology roadmap is aligned with business goals and growth objectives.
Nick Place Chief Lending Officer
As Chief Lending Officer, Nick oversees a talented team of lenders and an active portfolio of loans. Besides his managerial responsibilities, he actively engages in loan origination, primarily focusing on real estate lending in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Since joining the team in 2007, Nick has been instrumental in strategically developing specialty loan products in response to market demands.
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