Leadership skills give Wisconsin banker a boost

In three years, Steven Erickson has turned his people skills and military leadership experience into a successful career as a commercial lender and team player at a Wisconsin community bank.

After a stint at Morgan Stanley, Erickson switched to another large bank, but found the culture at odds with his own preferences. “I did well there, but the problem was getting paid a commission every quarter,” he said. “That culture is not relationship-focused; it’s very, very deal-focused. It was a good experience but ultimately it wasn’t a great fit for me.”

That led Erickson to have . . .

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