Meet Business Banker Ben Loesel
"At North American Banking Company, we’re a family of dozens who really care about one another and the customers we serve. To us, they’re not just account numbers"
What do you get when you combine a desire to help others with great math skills and a love of money? You get North American Banking Company Business Banker Ben Loesel.
Even as young boy, Ben knew banking was a good fit for him. That’s why he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance with an emphasis on financial planning. “I really like being able to help people, especially business owners, make the right financial decisions, both for today and the long term,” says Ben.
One of the people Ben has helped is Cory Wiskow, vice president of Wealshire of Bloomington, a dementia and Alzheimer’s care facility. “North American Banking Company loaned us $20 million for our first project in 1999, and Ben has been our go-to banker for the past five years,” says Cory. “He helped us secure financing for our new care facility in Medina. He’s honest, loyal, and reliable, and he’s never missed a deadline.”
Ben takes great pride in that—and in working for a community bank. “I used to work for a Fortune 100 bank, but I learned that big banks aren’t always the best banks,” says Ben. “At North American Banking Company, we’re a family of dozens who really care about one another and the customers we serve. To us, they’re not just account numbers. They’re actual people whose hopes and dreams we help make real.”
And because North American Banking Company is primarily a business bank, Ben and his colleagues understand that time is money. “When our customers have questions, they need answers and they need them quickly, whether they’re looking for credit to get through a cash crunch or want to invest in their long-term success by buying a building or purchasing equipment,” says Ben.
One thing that helps Ben make quick, well-informed decisions is his desire to learn. In 2013, he returned to school to earn a second degree. Now, with that degree—a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Minnesota—in hand, he’s more adept than ever at using balance sheets and income and cash flow statements to give his clients the one-size-fits-them advice they need to make the most of their financial resources.