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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

cci properties



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

doran companies



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

Discover strength



Bridgewater’s ability to adapt, keep pace and deliver unconventional results 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 service was the foundation upon which One on One Bicycle 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.

client since 2016

one on one bicycle studio



Responsive support. Simple solutions. Products & services

client services

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Treasury Management Professional Services lending services

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client services Personal banking

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 client experience by providing responsive support and simple solutions, and our clients notice the difference.

• Online & Mobile Banking • Mobile Deposit • Bill Pay • Digital Wallet • Visa Credit Cards • Debit Cards • Zelle ® ®

• Checking & Savings Accounts • Money Market Accounts • Certificates of Deposit • Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) • IntraFi Network Deposits ®

• Overdraft Protection • Safety Deposit Boxes • Notary Services • Foreign Currency Exchange • Medallion Stamps • Youth Accounts

• Real-Time Alerts • External Transfers

• Wire Services • Card Controls • Telebanking




Treasury management commercial banking

Our Treasury Management 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 • Direct Send • ACH Filter • ACH Blocking • Check Positive Pay

• Online Wire Transfer (Domestic & International) • Loan Sweeps • Target Balance Accounts

• Visa Credit Cards • Purchasing Cards • Merchant Card • Commercial Vault Services • Escrow Servicing • Checking & Money Market Accounts ®

treasury management TEAM MEMBERS



Professional Services personal & business banking

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 • 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 Residential Real Estate • Owner Occupied Homes • Vacation Homes • Residential Rental Homes • HELOCS & HELOANS • Construction/Bridge Loans




lending services commercial lending

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 the markets 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

Multifamily Lending • Mini-Permanent Loans • Revolving Lines of Credit • Affordable Housing Financing • Purchase & Rehab Loans

Commercial Real Estate • Office Buildings • Retail Strip Centers • Industrial Properties • Mixed-Use Buildings

Commercial & Industrial • Receivables & Inventory Financing • Equipment Acquisition • Business Acquisition • SBA Financing




our people are our strength. we live by our core values


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Cole Soular, internal auditor Team Member since 2021

Unconventional. our clients notice a difference.

Cole’s unwavering commitment to safeguarding the Bank helps build a trustworthy and secure environment for our clients and team members. Recognized for his robust analytic skills and attention to detail, Cole ensures the Bank maintains its integrity and adheres to industry standards. All the while, Cole actively seeks out new and innovative ways to build efficiencies and brings fresh ideas to the table to help the Bank grow and succeed. Justin Horstman, director investor relations Team Member Since 2021 Serving as the liaison between the investment community and the Bank, Justin is responsible for maintaining a strong rapport with current and potential investors. His responsiveness is exceptional, consistently delivering prompt answers and updates. He embraces challenges and quickly finds solutions. Known as Bridgewater’s financial storyteller, he succeeds in sharing an exciting story about our performance, goals, and values.

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 just an expectation.

Prachee Deshpande, recruiting manager Team Member Since 2022

Prachee excels at sourcing top-tier industry talent. No easy feat, she consistently seeks out individuals who embody our core values, possess exceptional skills, and express a genuine desire to be a part of our team. As one of the Bank’s biggest advocates, Prachee attracts top talent by promoting our award-winning culture, endless growth opportunities, and competitive benefits.

Cory Flinn, director deposit operations Team Member Since 2019

By supporting the Bank’s daily operations, Cory is responsible for various tasks that keep the Bank running smoothly. While his work happens behind the scenes, his efforts are the driving force behind our unparalleled client experience. Always one step ahead, Cory actively seeks new skills and is willing to push boundaries to improve our client experience.

Amy Muchow, director client support & implementations Team Member Since 2013 Leading our client support team is Amy, who provides our clients with the responsive support and simple solutions they need. Amy ensures clients receive information that is not only timely but also accurate. Her consistent efforts go beyond providing answers; she strives to offer a seamless, informed experience that leaves our clients feeling supported and valued.



Locally founded. Locally led. leadership guiding the company

board of directors

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Strategic leadership team



board of directors

doug parish Director

Jerry Baack Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

Doug, a member of the board since 2018, is the Chief Financial Officer of Northern Star Scouting and former Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Ameriprise Financial, Inc., a Fortune 250 diversified financial services company. He is a financial expert with 30 years of diverse experience across a number of disciplines, including accounting, finance, audit, risk management, regulatory compliance and corporate governance. jeff shellberg Secretary, Executive Vice President & Chief Credit Officer, Director Jeff 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 35 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 is a founding director of the board. He is the President and Founder of Trutna Enterprises, Inc. dba BIG INK, a visual communications company that creates branded solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, an organization he has run since 1999. Prior to 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 of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., a law firm located in Minneapolis. Todd has practiced with Winthrop & Weinstine since 1985 and has been a shareholder with the firm since 1988. 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 San Diego, California. He has been with Castle Creek Capital since 2005 and has led or supported investments in numerous recapitalization, distressed and growth solutions. tom trutna 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 the former Chief Executive Officer of Salo, a Korn Ferry Company. As an accomplished leader with over 25 years of experience, Lisa brings expertise in operations, talent acquisition, human resources, mergers and acquisitions and leadership development to Bridgewater. Lisa currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors of Kipsu, one of the Twin Cities’ leading growth-stage technology companies. James johnson Director Jim is a founding director of the board and owner of Flagship Marketing, Inc., a privately held company that owns franchises with Express Scripts, Inc., dba Express Employment Professionals, which delivers recruiting and staffing support and human resource services through a network of more than 800 franchise locations. In addition, Jim currently serves as Regional Franchise Developer for Express Services, Inc. david juran Director David, a director of the Company and the Bank since 2010, serves as Lead Independent Director. He is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Colliers Mortgage, a full-service nationwide mortgage banking firm. David 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 LLC. 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. He has over 30 years of experience in design, planning and programming. Under his leadership, LSE Architects has provided architectural services for a variety of projects ranging from barbershops and schools to multifamily housing and U.S. Bank Stadium.



strategic leadership team

Jerry Baack Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer

lisa salazar Chief Deposit Officer

As the principal founder of Bridgewater, Jerry was 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. 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 to enhance overall client experience. Jeff Shellberg Executive Vice President and 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 35 years. As Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Jeff is responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s credit policies. He currently chairs the loan and credit committees and plays an integral role in credit actions on the Bank’s largest lending relationships.

joe chybowski President and Chief Financial Officer

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, including accounting, regulatory reporting, liquidity management, investment strategies, insurance and capital development. Additionally, he chairs the Bank’s Asset Liability Management and Investment committees.

mary jayne crocker Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy 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.

mark hokanson Chief Technology Officer

Mark joined Bridgewater Bank in 2019 as Chief Technology Officer. In his position, he is responsible for driving the Bank’s technology strategy by developing innovative, resilient, and secure solutions that generate efficiencies across the organization. By leading a dynamic team of IT professionals, Mark ensures the Bank’s technology roadmap is aligned with business goals and growth objectives.

Nick Place Chief Lending Officer

Nick serves as Chief Lending Officer and has been with Bridgewater Bank since 2007. He oversees a talented team of lenders and an active portfolio of loans. Nick is actively engaged in loan origination, primarily focusing on real estate lending in the Twin Cities. He has been instrumental in strategically developing specialty loan products in response to market demands.



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