Minnesota leader paves path at Bell Bank

Erin Procko is no stranger to trail blazing: she is the first female market president at Bell Bank, one of the largest privately-owned banks in the country and was a key player in Bell’s move into the Minneapolis market. Procko was instrumental in building the Fargo, N.D.-based Bell’s lending presence in the Minneapolis-St. Paul market, beginning from scratch in 2012. [Continue]

Iowa banker finds growth worth the effort

Peg Scott doesn’t play the blame game but neither does she settle. It was an inclination toward positive action which sparked Scott to pursue a college degree as a non-traditional student after being passed over for a promotion, spurred her to assemble a group of investors to buy the bank where she worked, and inspired her to be a leader with the Iowa Bankers Association.  [Continue]

Investor logic and capital plays

A customer-centric culture and having capital to serve a market are tried-and-true ways to achieve steady organic growth. To drive exponential growth like 40-year-old President and CEO David Saber is doing requires a strategic X-factor. And capital. Park Financial Group has both in Andy Redleaf, its primary shareholder. [Continue]