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    Our sales and marketing officers are here to help you find the correspondent services that are right for you - the perfect product mix that will help you stay competitive and meet the banking needs of your community. And because our calling officers are experienced bankers based in the regions they serve, they are highly accessible and come to you with a thorough knowledge of your market area.

    Click on any of the names below to learn more about our marketing and calling officers, or use the contact information to reach the nearest representative for your bank location.

    UBB Sales & Marketing

    John Peterson, - Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer: 952-885-9433, john.peterson@ubb.com

    Tyson Doke, - Assistant Vice President, Marketing Officer: 952-885-9479, tyson.doke@ubb.com

    Correspondent Banking Officers

    Minnesota

    Jay Syverson: 952-885-9497, jays@ubb.com

    Todd Schultze: 952-885-9510, todd.schultze@ubb.com

    Iowa

    Shane Bellefy: 515-851-0807, shane.bellefy@ubb.com

    Nebraska

    Tony Venditte: 402-932-3329, tony.venditte@ubb.com

    North Dakota & South Dakota

    Todd Holzwarth: 605-323-0216,  todd.holzwarth@ubb.com

    Montana & Wyoming

    Craig McCandless: 406-656-7400, craig.mccandless@ubb.com

    Oregon, Washington & Idaho

    Rick Smith: 503-347-0556, rick.smith@ubb.com

    Michigan

    Pat Burnette: 248-880-0521, pat.burnette@ubb.com

     Illinois

    Mark Oliverio: 630-605-2394, mark.oliverio@ubb.com

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    Meet the UBB Sales & Marketing Team

    UBB's sales and marketing officers breathe community banking because that's where they started themselves. All of these talented professionals came to UBB with years of experience in a range of relevant disciplines, from operations and lending to cash management, investments and more.

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    John Peterson, Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer

    John came to UBB in 2002 after 16 years working in retail bank operations, lending and branch management for First National Bank of Chaska, Minnesota and U.S. Bank. He studied finance and economics at Minnesota State University Mankato, and has a bachelor's degree in business administration, as well as a bachelor's degree in law enforcement.

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    Tyson Doke, Assistant Vice President, Marketing Officer

    Tyson joined UBB in 2013 after 11 years as the Director of Marketing and Sales for Northwoods Bank of Minnesota. Tyson graduated from Bemidji State University with a bachelor's degree in business administration with an emphasis in marketing and small business management.

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    Minnesota

    Jay Syverson, Vice President, Regional Sales Manager

    Jay joined UBB in 2001 with 7 years of banking experience.  He has experience in both lending and management.  He started in banking as a trainee at TCF Bank in 1994, rising to lending management before moving on run the loan department at a smaller financial institution in 1997.  Jay has a bachelor's degree from the University of Minnesota.

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    Todd Schultze,Vice President

    Todd joined UBB in 2001 and is an authority in credit administration, commercial lending, bank stock lending, and fed funds borrowing. He attained a bachelor's degree in Finance from St. Cloud State University and has completed commercial lending courses from the American Institute of Banking, the Risk Management Association, and the National Commercial Lending School in Oklahoma. Todd has over 24 years of banking experience with Twin Cities metro community banks, including Citizens Independent Bank in St. Louis Park, the former Richfield Bank & Trust Co. in Richfield, and BankCherokee in St. Paul.

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    Iowa

    Shane Bellefy, Vice President

    Prior to joining UBB, Bellefy was a Vice President and Relationship Manager, for Midwest Independent Bank, calling on community banks throughout the state of Iowa. Bellefy's past experiences also include, Director of Business Development at van Wagenen Financial Services in Eden Prairie, MN as well as Business Development Manager for MLN Wholesale Division, Chicago, IL. Bellefy is a graduate of St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA with a Bachelor's of Art's Degree in Economics and Finance. In addition to having served on various ABA and ICBA committees, he is also a member of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

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    Nebraska

    Tony Venditte, Assistant Vice President

    Tony Venditte joined the United Bankers' Bank Correspondent Sales Team in January 2015 as the AVP/Correspondent Banking Officer for Nebraska. Prior to UBB, he spent 15 years working with community banks in a number of different positions while at FISERV. Tony received his Bachelor of Arts in Finance and Marketing from Doane College and went on to receive his Masters in Finance and Marketing from Bellevue University.

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    North & South Dakota

    Todd Holzwarth,Vice President

    Todd joined United Bankers' Bank in 2008, bringing with him over 18 years of lending experience, primarily working for community banks. Prior to becoming a UBB Correspondent Banking Officer in 2014, Todd spent the previous 6 years in the lending department. Todd received his MBA from the University of South Dakota in Vermillion, South Dakota and is currently a licensed Mortgage Broker and Life and Property & Casualty Insurance Agent.

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    Montana & Wyoming

    Craig McCandless, Vice President, Regional Sales Manager

    Craig joined UBB in 2000 and has 18+ years of bankers' bank experience in correspondent banking, operations and investments. He has a bachelor's degree from the University of Oklahoma and has completed coursework at the Jack T. Conn Graduate School of Community Banking and Meinders Graduate School of Business, Oklahoma City University, and Wilson Learning Center, Minneapolis.

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    Oregon, Washington & Idaho

    Rick Smith, Vice President

    Rick Smith, a prominent Oregon banker with more than 30 years of experience in retail, commercial and mortgage banking, leads the UBB sales effort in the Pacific Northwest.

    His banking career started right after graduation from the University of Oregon in 1976 when he joined branch operations for First Interstate Bank of Oregon. He moved on to West One Bank where he worked his way into the executive suite and created a loan operations center that served 35 branch locations. Smith filled out his resume with experience in residential and commercial mortgages before joining senior management at Mid-Valley Bank to oversee lending operations. Rick continues his industry education through the American Institute of Banking and the Oregon Bankers Association.

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    Michigan

    Pat Burnette, Vice President

    Pat is a former Michigan banker with more than 23 years experience in commercial credit and lending, His banking career started right after graduation from Eastern Michigan University, where he received his bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in finance. He is also a 2009 alumnus of the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis.

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    Illinois

    Mark Oliverio, Vice President

    Mark joined UBB in 2014. He has over 10+ years of banking experience, working primarily in and residential and small balance commercial lending. Mark received his BBA, with a focus on Finance, from Loyola University in Chicago and his Master's Degree in Banking & Financial Services Management from Boston University.

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