Bridgewater hires commercial lending VP

Patrick Craig has joined Bridgewater Bank, Bloomington, Minn., as vice president of commercial lending.

He joins Bridgewater with more than 10 years of experience in commercial and real estate lending at financial institutions, including The Private Bank (now CIBC Bank USA). He also spent time as a senior credit analyst at U.S. Bank, Minneapolis, and as a relationship manager at MB Financial Bank, Chicago.

He will use his expertise to deliver simple, flexible lending solutions to current and prospective commercial clients, and advance Bridgewater’s robust loan portfolio.

Craig has a Bachelor of Science degree in finance and manager from Northeastern University, Boston.

“Bridgewater is known for its dynamic team of commercial real estate lenders,” said Nick Place, chief lending officer at the $1.2 billion bank. “Welcoming local talent like Patrick only brings more depth to this group and optimizes the potential for enhancing our loan portfolio.”