Meet Our Business Bankers

BUSINESS BANKERS

Some may call us superheroes — but “banker” is fine too.

Meet our Business Banking team!

Our business bankers are here to support you in important financial decisions. We are trusted financial advisers ready to help your business succeed.

Select a banker below to learn more about them and/or contact them directly. Our bankers are listed by their home office; however, they work with businesses from all over the Twin Cities and metro area as well as western Wisconsin.

White Bear Lake Location

ED JAMBOR

Vice President, Business Banking Manager

Ed Jambor is a vice president and business banking manager.

With more than 25 years of business banking experience, Ed excels at training, coaching, and supporting top talent for Lake Area Bank, leading our team of business bankers. He applies his sound knowledge of bank policies, procedures, and product selection to build strong team members and strong relationships with his customers.

Ed joined Lake Area Bank in January 2015 as a VP business banker and focused on business and leadership development through his bank experience and continuing education with the Graduate School of Banking.  His knowledge, dedication and leadership skills advanced his career in 2018 to VP business banking manager responsible for directing, guiding, supporting and growing our business banking team. 

Ed brings outstanding service and portfolio management expertise to the Lake Area Bank team. He has received numerous awards including Critical Linkage Award, SBA Top Lender, and most recently the Employee of the Year award at Lake Area Bank.  He also plays an integral role in managing events for business customer education and appreciation.

Ed has been an active member of the Minneapolis Rotary since 2004 and served on the organization’s board for several years. He is also a board member of the Vadnais Heights Economic Development Corporation (VHEDC) and a member of the Vadnais Heights Business Retention and Expansion committee.

To meet Ed, please contact him at 651-762-3586 or ejambor@lakeareabank.com.

JERRY KWAPICK

Senior Vice President, Chief Sales Officer

Jerry Kwapick is the senior vice president and chief sales officer at Lake Area Bank.

Although Jerry offices at our White Bear Lake location, he travels frequently between branches to meet with customers and mentor staff. 

Jerry has more than 35 years of experience in the banking industry and is the recipient of numerous professional achievement awards. He has an extensive understanding of banking, but also a remarkable knack for developing personal relationships that earn the trust of his customers and staff.

Jerry joined Lake Area Bank in January 2017 as our business banking manager and was promoted in 2018 to SVP chief sales officer. In this expanded management and leadership role, Jerry is responsible for directing, guiding, supporting and growing sales efforts for our business banking, retail, financial services, and mortgage programs. 

In addition to his responsibilities at Lake Area Bank, Jerry is an active member of the White Bear Lake community. He has served as a board member of the White Bear Lake Area Economic Development Corporation and White Bear Lake Area Education Foundation. He’s also served as board chair for the White Bear Area Chamber of Commerce and the Northeast YMCA.  Furthermore, Jerry is head Coach of the WBL Girls High School Hockey team.

To meet Jerry, please contact him at 651-762-3565 or jkwapick@lakeareabank.com.

RITA PECHMANN

Vice President, Senior Business Banker

Rita Pechmann is a vice president and senior business banker at our White Bear Lake location.

Rita has been at Lake Area Bank since 2008 and in community banking for 30 years. She started her career as a bank examiner, but soon opted for the “other side of the desk” and became a banker. She has served as a credit analyst, business banker, private banker, and cash management specialist over the span of her career. This wide-range of experience is invaluable in fully understanding and meeting the needs of her business clients. As a dedicated relationship manager, Rita is committed to her customers, providing them with sound financial solutions and products to help foster growth and success.

An advocate for community banking, Rita finds involvement and investment in the communities she serves very rewarding. She has been involved in several community groups, including the St. Paul Jaycees and Working Parent Resource Center. Rita is an active member of the White Bear Lake Rotary, having served on the board and various committees. She is also involved in the White Bear Lake Chamber.

To meet Rita, please contact her at 651-762-3564 or rpechmann@lakeareabank.com.

 

Stillwater Location

TONY CAVALLARO

Vice President, Senior Business Banker

Tony Cavallaro is the vice president and business banker at Lake Area Bank Stillwater location.

He has more than 19 years of experience in the banking industry and is the recipient of numerous professional achievement awards, including Top Commercial Lender and Top SBA Salesperson. 

A graduate of the Minnesota Bankers Association Commercial Lending School, Tony has an extensive understanding of banking, but also a remarkable knack for developing personal relationships that earn the trust of his customers.

Community involvement is important to Tony. He is a current board member and past president of the North St. Paul-Maplewood-Oakdale Rotary Club and a member of the North St. Paul Business & Professional Association. He is also a member of the Oakdale Business & Professional Association and the St. Paul Chamber of Commerce.

To meet Tony, please contact him at 651-430-9518 or tcavallaro@lakeareabank.com.

 
 
 

Lindstrom Location

SHERYL CAMPBELL

Vice President, Business Banker
 

Sheryl Campbell is a vice president and business banker at Lake Area Bank.

Sheryl has a strong work ethic and unwavering commitment to her clients along with the determination to add value to their businesses. She is driven to make a difference as a trusted community banking professional with business owners throughout the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin market.

Sheryl has been a dedicated member of the Lake Area Bank team since 1988. Her strength lies in understanding her client’s needs and goals, then providing the necessary tools and financial solutions to improve their efficiencies and profitability. Her focus is in cash management and creative lending options for real estate, equipment, operating lines of credit and SBA financing.

As an active member of her community, Sheryl currently serves as a board member of the Lindstrom Business Economic Development Authority.

To meet Sheryl, please contact her at 651-213-0220 or scampbell@lakeareabank.com.

KELLY MARTFELD

Assistant Vice President, eBanking Manager
 

Kelly Martfeld is an assistant vice president and eBanking manager for Lake Area Bank.

Kelly has a wealth of experience in the banking industry from front-line service to back-end operations before becoming the eBanking manager.

A Lake Area Bank team member since 2002, Kelly helps business and retail customers with all their online banking needs. She provides customer service and training in the areas of ACH services, remote deposit services, merchant services, mobile banking, and more. Kelly offices at our Lindstrom location, but frequently travels to other Lake Area Bank locations and area businesses to best serve our customer’s needs, and provide the exceptional service she is known for.

Kelly is an active member of her community, and especially enjoys involvement in youth hockey and soccer organizations.

If you would like information on business online banking services, please start by contacting your business banker.

 
 

Hugo Location

JAKE JOHNSON

Vice President, Business Banker
 

Jake Johnson is a vice president and business banker at our Forest Lake and Hugo locations. With more than 14 years of banking experience, Jake brings a wealth of knowledge in commercial lending along with his dedication and strength in providing customers with excellent service and solid financial advice.

Having grown up in Forest Lake, Jake is deeply rooted in the Forest Lake and Hugo communities and enjoys serving businesses in the area. After receiving his business degree from St.Thomas, he pursued his career in finance and has been with Lake Area Bank for over eight years.

As an active member of his community, Jake currently serves on the board of directors for the Forest Lake Chamber of Commerce and is an active Rotarian in the Forest Lake Rotary. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He is also a real estate investor with a passion for connecting with other real estate investors.

To meet Jake, please contact:
our Forest Lake location at 651-464-9001 (M, W, F)
our Hugo location at 651-407-3137 (Tu & Th)

or jjohnson@lakeareabank.com.

 
 
 

Forest Lake Location

JAKE JOHNSON

Vice President, Business Banker
 

Jake Johnson is a vice president and business banker at our Forest Lake and Hugo locations. With more than 14 years of banking experience, Jake brings a wealth of knowledge in commercial lending along with his dedication and strength in providing customers with excellent service and solid financial advice.

Having grown up in Forest Lake, Jake is deeply rooted in the Forest Lake and Hugo communities and enjoys serving businesses in the area. After receiving his business degree from St.Thomas, he pursued his career in finance and has been with Lake Area Bank for over eight years.

As an active member of his community, Jake currently serves on the board of directors for the Forest Lake Chamber of Commerce and is an active Rotarian in the Forest Lake Rotary. In his spare time, he enjoys golfing, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family. He is also a real estate investor with a passion for connecting with other real estate investors.

To meet Jake, please contact:
our Forest Lake location at 651-464-9001 (M, W, F)
our Hugo location at 651-407-3137 (Tu & Th)

or jjohnson@lakeareabank.com.

 
 
 
 
 

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