Business Lending Group

Financial Solutions For Business

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 CEO
Contact Name: Linda Kennedy
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Phone Number: 920-882-8400
Mobile: 920-915-3121

With more than 30 years in the banking industry, Linda Kennedy serves as president and CEO. Linda graduated from UW-Green Bay with a degree in finance. She has held leadership roles in both large money center banks as well as community banks. Linda is actively involved in the Fox Cities serving in a leadership role with many community non-profits.
 
 Vice President
Contact Name: Jim Gannon
Email Address:
Phone Number: 920-569-4106
Mobile: 920-309-1088

Jim Gannon has spent 20 years in banking and lending in the Green Bay market. Jim knows the market and has lived almost his entire life in the Green Bay area. Jim brings with him the knowledge learned from both small and medium-sized financial institutions. Jim is an advocate for his customers and uses his experience to structure the deal the best way for his customer. Jim holds a bachelor's degree from UW-Milwaukee and volunteers his time for the Children's Hospital and Salvation Army as well as his local church.
 
 Vice President
Contact Name: Steve Kools
Email Address:
Phone Number: 920-882-8400
Mobile: 920-841-4078

With over 16 years experience in the financial services sector, Steve Kools brings character, ability and drive to Business Lending Group. Steve's aptitude in underwriting makes him an invaluable part of our team. Steve has held positions in middle market lending function of a national bank holding company and has worked in retail lending for a local credit union. Steve is a graduate of Lawrence University and has completed his MBA coursework with UW-Green Bay. Steve has volunteered many hours with various non-profit organizations such as the Fox Cities Children's Museum, Mosquito Hill Nature Center, Junior Achievement, and the Volunteer Center.
 
 Vice President
Contact Name: Rick Ripley
Email Address:
Phone Number: 920-569-4106
Mobile: 920-660-1539

Rick Ripley brings more than 20 years of business and commercial lending experience to his position at Business Lending Group. Prior to joining Business Lending Group, Rick worked at other area banks as a senior lender and business banker. With Rick's diverse background in lending, he is able to bring a wealth of information to our customers. Rick holds a bachelor's of science degree in business administration and is involved in many outside interests including president of the Pulaski United Foundation, member of Tri-County Optimist Club Pulaski/Krakow, and treasurer for the Pulaski Economic Development Corp. Rick is also a member of the Knights of Columbus and is the office manager for Pulaski Polka Days.
 
 Vice President
Contact Name: Michael Sanders
Email Address:
Phone Number: 920-882-8400
Mobile: 920-740-2815

Mike Sanders has greater than 16 years in banking, with more than 12 of those years in commercial lending in the Fox Valley. Mike is an integral member of the Business Lending Group. Mike prides himself on his personal service and ability to structure the best financial solution for his customers. Mike is a graduate of UW-Stevens Point and has volunteered his time and energy as a past president (twice) and member of the Board of Directors for Kiwanis Club of Appleton as well as past treasurer of the Menasha Area Soccer Club. Mike is also heavily involved as a member of NCAA Division III Baseball Championship Host Committee.
 
 Vice President
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Contact Name: Gary Brum
Email Address: gbrum
Phone Number: 920-882-8400
Mobile: 920-740-8238

Bringing diverse banking and lending knowledge to Business Lending Group, Gary Brum is an integral member of the Business Lending Group in the Fox Cities.
 
 Vice President
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Contact Name: John Hill
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Phone Number: 920-230-3021
Mobile: 920-252-0683

John Hill brings more than 10 years of banking experience to his position at Business Lending Group. Prior to joining BLG, he held a similar position at Wells Fargo. John prides himself on providing his customers a high level of service and financial guidance to help them grow and meet their business and personal needs. John's mindset is that when it comes to financial services, everyone's needs are unique. John states, "I believe that if you do the right thing every day, success will follow in whatever situation life puts you in."
 Vice President
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Contact Name: Kristine Fox
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Phone Number: 920-257-5603
Mobile: 920-213-3340

Kristine Fox has spent more than 20 years in the financial services industry primarily in the Fox Cities market.
Kristine prides herself on excellent customer service and financial solutions to help her business clients grow and meet their financial objectives. Prior to joining BLG she held similar positions at Wells Fargo and Chase. Kristine holds an Associate of Applied Science Degree, Accounting.