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204 E State Street
Algona, IA 50511
Growing up on the family farm, Pat Berte specializes in Agricultural and Commercial Lending. As your trusted Ag and Commercial Advisor, he will work closely with area farmers and businesses to provide resources and solutions to help their businesses succeed. Pat serves on the Board of Directors of the Kossuth County Economic Development Corporation, is a member of the Knights of Columbus and is a past member of the IBA’s Ag Committee.
204 E State Street
Algona, IA 50511
Justin is originally from the Saint Cloud, Minnesota area and attended college at Bethany Lutheran College in Mankato, graduating with a degree in Business Communication. He started his career in banking in 2004 as an intern and has since held various positions in underwriting, consumer/commercial lending and was most recently Senior Lending Officer. Justin is a proud 2015 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking UW-Madison. He is an avid Minnesota Vikings fan and enjoys riding his motorcycle as often as he can. He and his wife, Emily, moved to Algona with their daughter Shay in 2021. He looks forward to promoting Northwest Bank services to strengthen and develop customer relationships while becoming a community leader.
100 S. 16th Street
Ames, IA 50010
With a career that spans over two decades, Doug has wide range of banking and management experience that includes retail, business banking, agricultural and commercial lending, and treasury management. Doug is an Iowa native and was raised on a west central Iowa farm. He resides in Ames with his wife, Tina and their twin sons, Carson and Caleb. He is a 1995 graduate of Iowa State University and a three year football letter winner and member of the 1994 Academic All Big 8 team. He is also a 2008 graduate of the University of Wisconsin Graduate School of Banking. Doug is active in the Ames community. He has served on the United Way Board of Directors and was treasurer of ASSET. Currently, Doug is on the board of the Ames Economic Development Commission, Gilbert Education Foundation and Cyclone Gridiron Club. He is also an appointed commissioner for the Ames Planning and Zoning Commission and is a member of the Ames Noon Rotary Club and is a Paul Harris Fellow.
100 S. 16th Street
Ames, IA 50010
Tim brings over 12 years of banking experience in a variety of capacities including retail, residential lending, agricultural and commercial banking. He is responsible for developing and servicing commercial businesses to help meet their banking needs while supporting their business growth and development goals. He graduated from Iowa State University with a degree in Finance and a minor in accounting. Tim resides in the Ames area with his wife and three children. Currently, Tim serves as a representative for the United Way of Story County ASSET, Mid-Iowa FCA advisory board, and in various capacities at Crossroad Baptist Church.
Nathaniel, was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and eventually took a baseball scholarship at Central College in Pella, IA. He brings 7 years of banking experience to the Northwest Bank team and is responsible for assisting our business customers with commercial lending and treasury management and general banking needs. Nathaniel’s mission at Northwest Bank centers around meeting the needs of his business clients. He enjoys engaging with the community through events such as the United Way Food Drive and Ames National Night out. Nathaniel is active with the Ames Chamber of Commerce and a member of Story County FUEL.
5700 University Avenue, Suite 100
West Des Moines, IA 50266
Don Nickerson’s philosophy of client-centric banking permeates his leadership style and motivates his team to continue to grow Northwest Bank’s presence in Des Moines. Throughout his 37-year banking career, Don has held many prestigious positions. A supporter of the community, Don is actively involved in The United Way, House of Mercy Board, and the Neighborhood Finance Corporation Audit Committee. He is the past president of the Des Moines Lions Club and the Clive Chamber and is a graduate of Leadership Iowa and the Des Moines Leadership Institute.
Ed Arndorfer held a significant role in putting together the team that started Northwest Bank in Des Moines in 2004. The Des Moines Region has steadily grown under his leadership and is now recognized as one of the top banks in the area. Ed is the Regional Senior Lender for the bank and is with responsible for all commercial loan growth and ensuring policies and procedures are maintained and followed. Ed has served on the finance committee of St. Francis Catholic Church and on the Board of Directors of Dowling Catholic High School. He is an active member at the Des Moines Golf and Country Club, serving a 3 year term on the Board of Directors.
Sharon has been in the financial services industry since 1986 and worked with Private Banking clients since 1993 offering her expertise in deposit, credit, mortgage, investment and retirement planning to help her clients reach financial success. Sharon is a graduate of The University of Iowa. She holds a license in Series 66, Life Insurance and Accident and Health Insurance. Sharon volunteers at the Animal Rescue League.
Jill Thielen brings 26 years of financial services experience and expertise to Northwest Bank. Jill serves on the Board of the Faith Formation Council at St. Mary’s of Nazareth and is involved with the Johnston and West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.
James Ramsey, Vice President and Commercial Lender brings over 25 years of financial services experience to the Northwest Bank team and specializes in growing and managing Commercial and Business banking relationships. James’ banking background includes Chief Credit Officer, Senior Lender and former bank examiner. James is a member of one of Des Moines’ oldest breakfast clubs, The Morning Club. He also serves in other community organizations such as Ankeny Rotary and the Ankeny Economic Development Committee.
With 20 years of financial services experience, Ralph DiCesare specializes in residential construction lending at Northwest Bank and previously held the same position with Union Planters Bank. Ralph serves as treasurer on the Board of Directors for the Des Moines Homebuilders Association, is an EMT/Firefighter for Warren County, and is active in the Knights of Columbus.
Commercial Banker, VP
Ross is responsible for managing and developing relationships with local businesses in the Des Moines market. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Finance and Accounting. Ross is an active member in the Des Moines community and is involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Iowa Advisory Board, Young Variety Club, and West Des Moines Chamber of Commerce.
Commercial Banker, VP / Market Leader
1005 SW Oralabor Road
Ankeny, IA 50023
NMLS # 1708432
Cara graduated from Iowa State University and is responsible for developing and managing commercial businesses to help meet their banking needs. She currently serves on the board of Central Iowa RMA, is Chair for the RMA Young Professional Committee and is actively involved in Teach Children to Save. Cara enjoys volunteering in the Des Moines community including coaching youth athletics and Habitat for Humanity.
1005 SW Oralabor Rd.
Ankeny, IA 50023
With 30+ years of financial services experience and an understanding of community banking, Richard specializes in building lasting retail and business relationships within the community. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, he led a commercial banking team in Bacon Raton, FL. Richard is deeply involved in the community and currently serves as treasurer for the Central Iowa Boy Scouts and is a volunteer fundraiser for Variety - the Children’s Charity’s annual telethon. His past involvement includes board chair for both Living History Farms and Central Iowa Red Cross.
Travis Simpson offers 26 years of financial experience. His expertise is building relationships and offering customized bank products tailored to the financial pictures for both individuals and businesses. Travis delivers quality and caring service and is ready to help you succeed in reaching your financial goals. He is currently the board President with Beacon of Life and serves as the Treasurer for the Flying Spikes Baseball and Softball Club.
Dave brings 36 years of financial services experience to Northwest Bank, including positions of Senior Commercial Relationship Manager, Senior Loan Review Officer, and Regional Credit Officer. Dave’s focus is on developing and managing a loan portfolio of commercial business and commercial real estate loans. Dave is a graduate of Central College in Pella, Iowa.
Dave and his wife Tammy reside in Altoona, IA. He is an active community member and is looking forward to getting involved in various organizations.
1 N 6th Street
Estherville, IA 51334
As an active community banker, Curt currently serves as a Dickinson County Soil and Water Commissioner and previously served on the Dickinson County Extension Council. He has been a past 4-H leader for 13 years and was inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame in 2002. Curt and his family reside on a 3rd generation farm outside of Superior and are active members of St. Mary’s parish in Spirit Lake where he is a 4th degree Knights of Columbus.
1008 18th Street
Spirit Lake, IA 51360
Jed has been with Northwest Bank for more than 18 years and over 27 years in the banking industry. He brings significant banking experience in retail, mortgage, commercial lending, loan collections and bank management. He is a 2006 graduate of the University of Wisconsin’s Graduate School of Banking. He and his family have lived in Spirit Lake for 18 years where he is deeply involved in the community as a member of Kiwanis, Immanuel Lutheran Church, and is involved with the Dickinson County Industrial Development Board along with other community organizations.
1802 Okoboji Avenue
Milford, IA 51351
Mike Hemiller offers 15 years of financial experience. He focuses on building relationships and offering customized bank products tailored to the financial needs for both individuals and businesses. Mike has experience in commercial lending and can help your business with equipment loans, lines of credit and commercial real estate loans. Mike also has experience in agricultural lending, working with many, various sized farming operations throughout the tri-state area.
Mike graduated from Winona State University with a degree in Accounting. He has held positions ranging from working in corporate finance, banking, as well as providing financial consulting. Mike lives in Spirit Lake with his wife, Karen, and their two children and is involved in the community.
46 N. Hwy 71
Arnolds Park, IA 51331
Nicole has 15 years of banking experience. She has worked with Northwest Bank since April of 2012, starting out as a Personal Banker. Gaining her Wealth Management license in 2013, she began adding value to her customers by offering wealth solutions as well. Since then Nicole has served as a manager in the Arnolds Park branch and is currently working as the Bank President for the Arnolds Park and Milford locations. Nicole’s role consists of developing and servicing commercial businesses with their banking needs and to support their business growth in addition to team development and coordinating bank involvement within the community.
Nicole graduated with honors from Buena Vista University in 2005 with a degree in Finance & Banking. She grew up in southwest Minnesota and has lived in Spirit Lake since 2008 with her husband Tom, their son Davis and daughter Charlee. Nicole is very dedicated to the Dickinson County’s Relay for Life organization as well as serving as President of the Spirit Lake Elementary School’s Partners in Education organization. She is very dedicated to her customers and their well-being and looks forward to seeing them succeed in both their personal and professional lives.
10 N 29th St
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
Sharon Hotz specializes in Agricultural and Commercial loans and focuses on Commercial Deposits and Treasury Management Services. Sharon is passionate about developing relationships with business owners and farmers with her top priority as helping her clients achieve their financial goals. As an active community member, Sharon serves as Vice President of Fort Dodge Kiwanis, Board Member of Character Counts of Fort Dodge, Advisory Board Member for FD Butler School, and has served as Past President and Treasurer of Humboldt County Jaycees. She is also actively involved as a volunteer for the Webster County 4-H organization.
10 N 29th Street
Fort Dodge, IA 50501
John Taets truly believes in the mission statement of Northwest Bank - Building Relationships and Exceeding Expectations. With over 35 years of financial services experience, John shares his expertise in all aspects of community banking. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, John served as an Ag Lender for Farmers State Bank in Jesup Iowa, Farm Credit Services in Rochester Minnesota and past President of Wells Fargo Bank in Fort Dodge, Iowa. He currently serves as a board member for Unity Point Health System. He has severed as past President for Fort Dodge Catholic Schools, Fort Dodge and Webster County Development Corporation and Trinity Regional Hospital Foundation. He has served the boards of Greater Fort Dodge Area Chamber of Commerce as an Ambassador, Friendship Haven Foundation board member, Unity Point Health Fort Dodge as board chair and the Iowa College Foundation co-chair for Webster County. John is also a current member of Rotary International.
Sid Bodholdt specializes in Agricultural lending and has been an agricultural lender in the Fort Dodge market since 1991. Sid enjoys building relationships with customers to help them succeed. He is a graduate of Iowa State University with a degree in Agricultural Business. Sid has been active in the community throughout his years in banking. Currently, he is a mentor for the Fort Dodge public school system and member of the 1st Presbyterian Church Foundation Board. He is a past president of the Webster County 4H foundation, past president of the Fort Dodge Chamber of commerce Ag relations committee, past officer of the Sertoma Sundowners, former member of the Webster County Extension Council and the Webster County Fairboard.
Business Banking Manager
John Ueltschy, specializes in Commercial and Ag lending. He has been in banking since 2005 in the Fort Dodge area. John joined Northwest Bank in 2009 as a mortgage banker. Since that time he has grown his career in areas of commercial analysist and Commercial and Agricultural lending. John graduated from the University of Northern Iowa with a degree in finance. John is active in the community; he is currently treasurer of Fort Dodge Noon Sertoma and was previously president and chairman of this organization. He also serves as an advisory board member for Iowa Central Community College’s Associate of Professional Studies degree in Business. John has also been involved with the Twin Rivers Habitat for Humanity.
Matt Dutcher, Bank President, is a Fort Dodge native with over 20 years of experience in banking and finance. Matt prides himself in his ability to cultivate deep relationships with his clients. Prior to joining Northwest Bank, he served as Market President for Great Western Bank in Fort Dodge. He is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a BA in Communication Studies and a minor in Business. Matt has been active within the Fort Dodge community since moving back to the area in January of 2010. Currently he is a board member on the Fort Dodge Betterment Foundation and the Development Corporation of Greater Fort Dodge. He was also a former Chair and Board Member of the Fort Dodge Housing Agency.
801 Sumner Avenue
Humboldt, IA 50548
Corey Matson specializes in Commercial and Agricultural lending and has been with Northwest Bank since 2009. Corey grew up on a farm in North Central Iowa and moved to Humboldt in 2000 after graduating from the University of Northern Iowa. He has been active in the community throughout his years in Humboldt. Currently, he is on the Humboldt Community School Foundation and the treasurer for The Humboldt County Community Foundation . He is a member and past officer of the Humboldt Rotary Club, a member of Humboldt County planning and zoning board and a long-time assistant coach for the Humboldt High School football team.
801 Sumner Avenue
Humboldt, IA 50548
Doug Berte specializes in Agricultural Banking. As a community banker, Doug provides a unique experience to Northwest Bank customers by offering solutions and exceptional service to meet their financial needs. Doug believes that getting involved where you live and work proves high yields for both the community and local agricultural business. Doug is a member of the Humboldt County Development Association, Humboldt county Community Foundation and the St. Mary's School Board. He has also served on the Iowa Banker's Ag Committee.
14320 Arbor Street
Omaha, NE 68144
Brenda has over 30 years of financial services experience. Her responsibilities include production of all business banking products such as business operating lines of credit, business equipment loans, small business loans and commercial real estate in the Omaha market. Additional services include commercial deposit accounts and electronic banking services. Brenda is actively involved in the community and attends Westside Community Church.
Clay has over 15 years of financial services experience. His responsibilities include production of all business banking products such as business operating lines of credit, business equipment loans, small business loans and commercial real estate in the in the Omaha market. Additional services include commercial deposit accounts and electronic banking services.
9719 Giles Road Suite 100
La Vista, NE 68128
Kevin is very active in the community volunteering and serving on various non-profit boards and advisory committees including past chairmen of the Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce. Kevin is currently on the board of directors of the Midlands Community Foundation, CHI Health Midlands Hospital Community Board, Papillion La Vista Schools Teammates Mentor, Youth Frontiers Business Advisory Committee, Sarpy County Chamber of Commerce Past Chairman’s Council and former Board of Director of the Papillion/La Vista Teammates, University of Nebraska Alumni Foundation Champions Club and University of Nebraska Advisory Board Member of Sigma Chi Fraternity.
Jesse has been serving the Mid-Market Commercial Banking industry for almost 15 years. His responsibilities include managing loan participations purchased and sold for Northwest Bank along with production of direct Mid-Market relationships throughout Northwest Bank’s footprint. He is a graduate of the Graduate School of Banking in Colorado and is actively involved in his community.
Ag/Commercial Banker, VP
3333 N 168 Ct.
Omaha, NE 68116
2021 40 Under 40 Winner | Midlands Business Journal
Kelly brings over 14 years of commercial lending and relationship management to Northwest Bank. He is confident that you as a business owner will like his consultative approach to commercial banking. Allow him to invest time in your business to prove how his resources can benefit you. Areas of specialty include working capital lines of credit, real estate loans and equipment facilities.
Kelly is a Small Business Association Facilitator, participation in Boots To Business, Small Business Financial Literacy and a SCORE Mentor. He is a volunteer USSA youth baseball coach, RMA member, Sons of the American Legion and Nebraska Bankers Association member.
Shane has been in the banking industry for 6 years and is responsible for developing and managing small business loans for real estate, equipment and working capital to help meet their banking needs. He is a Undergraduate from University of Nebraska Omaha. Shane is an active member of his community and currently a member of the Millard Business Association.
Aaron specializes in business development and commercial lending. He is a graduate of University of Nebraska-Lincoln with a degree in Finance and received his MBA at Bellevue University. Aaron is an active member of his community by serving as the head coach for the Evolution Soccer Club, Millard United Sports for baseball and football, and is an assistant coach for the Skutt Minihawks Wrestling program. He is a volunteer member of the President’s Club for the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and for the past 15 years he has been an Adjunct Professor at College of St. Mary in Omaha.
3333 N 168 Ct.
Omaha, NE 68116
Katey has over 15 years of real estate and financial service experience. Her responsibilities include production of all business banking products such as equipment financing, business lines of credit, commercial real estate and development loans, small business 7A and 504 lending. Additional services include commercial deposit accounts and electronic banking services. Katey is active in the community as a former director of CREW Omaha and volunteer with P4K.
111 Central Ave NW
Le Mars, IA 51031
Kevin R. Eekhoff, Bank President, is responsible for the management of the Le Mars Market. Kevin has held management and leadership positions in banking throughout his 36+ years in banking. He is a graduate of the Wisconsin-Madison School of Banking and also holds a Bachelor of Arts from Buena Vista University and a Master of Business Administration from the University of South Dakota. Eekhoff maintains professional affiliations with the Iowa Bankers Association and Siouxland Bankers Association. He is also involved in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, the Le Mars Business Improvement Committee, Le Mars Area Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee, the Floyd Valley Healthcare Foundation Board and the Le Mars Lions Club. He is currently the President of the of the LeMars Business Initiative Corporation.
Brad Cave, Commercial Banker, AVP, is responsible for managing and developing an agriculture loan portfolio as well as handling new account development to include customer deposit and loan servicing. With a degree in Ag Business and Business Administration from Northwestern College, Cave has previous experience in banking, along with crop insurance and field marketing.
242 N Main Ave
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Chad Schuiteman, Ag/Commercial Banker, is responsible for developing and servicing agriculture and commercial businesses to help meet their banking needs. Graduated with a Ag Business degree from Northwestern College. Chad resides in Sioux Center and is looking forward to becoming involved in the community. He is involved in the Sioux Center FFA Alumni board and also with the Sioux Center Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee.
242 N. Main Ave
Sioux Center, IA 51250
Hoogland Custom Chopping, LLC
Eric Walhof, Regional President, has the responsibility of the bank’s overall performance in the Sioux Center and LeMars communities. His role supports the bank’s mission of providing progressive banking services to its customer base. Eric combines his passion of mentoring customers and employees with building a solid loan portfolio. With over 20 years of financial services experience, Eric shares his expertise in all aspects of community banking. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Dordt College. He also serves on the Sioux Center Health Foundation, Sioux Center Planning and Zoning Committee, ATLAS of Sioux Center, he is a member of Kiwanis and is involved with several other community entities.
Born and raised on a family farm near Sheldon Iowa, Kent returns to Northwest Iowa following a 30-year financial services career in Minneapolis, MN. In his current role as an Ag/Commercial Banker, he is focused on serving needs and delivering solutions to agriculture and commercial businesses. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Northern Iowa, and a Master of Business Administration in Finance from the University of St. Thomas. Kent along with his family look forward to engaging in the vibrant and growing Sioux Center community.
5801 Sunnybrook Drive
Sioux City, IA 51106
Dan DeBoest, Regional President, is responsible for the management and overall performance in the Sioux City market. With exceptional experience in commercial lending, DeBoest also specializes in customer initiatives and team coaching. As a graduate of Iowa State University, he holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance. DeBoest also enjoys participating in civic organizations and networking activities. He is involved with the Siouxland Coalition Against Human Trafficking, The Boys & Girls Club of Sioux City, and Lutheran Services in Iowa Foundation.
Brent Plantage, Vice President, Commercial Banker, manages a loan portfolio consisting of commercial real estate and operating loans. Brent is also responsible for marketing bank services to existing and potential commercial clients. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Business and History from Morningside. Brent also graduated from the Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, CO, completed the Iowa Bankers Association Commercial Lending School and has completed a number of other banking seminars. Plantage is a volunteer with United Way and has served in various capacities with the organization the past ten years.
With 35 years of financial services experience, John has banking and management experience that includes agriculture lending; correspondent, business and middle market banking and treasury management. Passionate about Siouxland, John has been involved in many community organizations, John is a current board member of the Sioux City Community School Foundation. Past board member and Treasurer of St. Lukes/Unity Point Hospital Foundation Board, board member of Sioux City Chamber of Commerce, and The Siouxland Initiative Board of Directors. John also has served as past Board Chair of the following: Sioux City Public Schools Building Oversight Committee, Girls, Inc., Big Brothers Big Sisters, Center for Siouxland (elderly & homeless assistance), the Sioux City Art Center and the United Way Allocations Committee.
705 Grand Avenue
Spencer, IA 51301
Paul has an extensive background in Treasury Management at Northwest Bank. He also has experience in commercial lending and can help your business with equipment loans, lines of credit and commercial real estate loans. He is also a supporter of the community as the president of the board for Clay County Pheasants Forever, serves on the committee of Love Where You Live of Spencer, and is the president of Grace United Methodist Church Foundation Board.
Bruce Klenken, Vice President, has 40 years of bank experience and been with Northwest Bank for 25 years. He specializes in all commercial loans including, SBA loans, business lines of credit, commercial real estate loans including commercial construction loans. Bruce is member of the Spencer Ambassadors, Spencer Y’smen service group and past board member for the Spencer YMCA, and Spencer Main Street. He lives in Spencer with his wife Susan, and they have two daughters. Bruce is a graduate of South Dakota State University.
705 Grand Ave
Spencer, IA 51301
Doug Benjamin has over 30 years of banking experience and graduated from Buena Vista University with a degree in Business. He also completed Graduate School of Banking in Boulder, CO. Prior to joining Northwest Bank Doug served as Regional President for MIdWestOne Bank in Conrad, IA. Benjamin is native of Northwest Iowa, growing up on a farm in Humboldt County, and has frequented the Iowa Great Lakes area for many years. Doug and his wife Barb live in Spencer. They have two daughters who are both graduates of the University of Iowa and currently employed in the medical field. Doug has been involved in various organizations including Rotary, Kiwanis, school, and hospital boards. He currently serves on the Iowa Great Lakes Corridor and SIF boards along with many other activities in Spencer.
Jacob has been with Northwest Bank since 2017 and recently moved into his new role after completing the Manager Trainee program and was previously a loan portfolio manager with Northwest Bank. He graduated from Dordt University where he received his Agricultural Business degree and minor in Economics. Jacob currently serves on the Special Youth Challenge board, Spencer Community Theatre board and the GACO board. He is also apart of the Clay County Ag Committee. Jacob is actively involved with Spencer Jaycees, Grand Avenue Community Outreach and is a member at Riverside Church and Ignite Youth Ministries.
Marcus is a graduate of Iowa State University and has been with Northwest Bank for 5+ years. He is responsible for developing and managing commercial business relationships to help them achieve their financial vision. He is and active member of the community as he is involved in Meals from the Heartland, Habitat for Humanity, and the United Way.
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