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Our Team

Trust, Experience Distinguish Advisors At UBB Securities

Every advisor on the UBB Securities team possesses three important qualities: proven market experience, technical proficiency and an inside-out understanding of community banking. Right from the start, their focus is on investment solutions that fit your bank, your goals and objectives, your success. Not a quick sale!

Take a minute to meet our team and find out for yourself why we continue to win the highest rankings from our customers for unquestioned integrity and above-and-beyond service.

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Ben Eskierka - Department Manager, Senior Vice President

Ben is a licensed Municipal Securities Principal and licensed Municipal Securities Representative. He worked in investment operations and sales at UBB from 1986 to 1991, then briefly in the industry elsewhere before returning to the bank in 1997. Ben earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of St. Thomas.

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Pete Switenki, Vice President

Pete is licensed as a General Securities Representative. Before joining UBB in 1995, he worked for 25 years in the industry. Pete holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Illinois University and an Master of Business Administration from the University of Iowa.

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Jim Radtke, Vice President

Jim is licensed as a General Securities Representative and a Municipal Securities Representative. He joined UBB in 2000. His experience includes financial markets trading and investment portfolio analysis. Jim received a Bachelor of Science degree in Business, with a finance emphasis from the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management.

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Paul Dvorak, Vice President

Paul is licensed as a Municipal Securities Representative. He worked in investment banking and mortgage financing before he joined the bank in 1990. He also attended the University of Minnesota.

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Joe Gilboe, Vice President

Joe started in the loan department of the bank in 1997 before transferring to UBB Securities in 1999. Today he is a licensed Municipal Securities Representative. Joe has an Associate in Applied Science degree in accounting from the Academy Education Center.

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Brian Clark, Vice President

Brian is a licensed General Securities Representative and joined UBB Securities in 2008. He has extensive fixed income trading and portfolio management experience. Brian's academic achievements include a Bachelor of Science degree in business, with a finance emphasis, from the University of Minnesota - Carlson School of Management.

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Eric Sundberg, Vice President, Investment Trading

Eric is licensed as a Municipal Securities Principal and Municipal Securities Representative. He joined the bank in 1997. Eric graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.

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Stephanie Rosacker Forbes, Investment Trading Officer

Stephanie joined United Bankers' Bank in 2004 and is now a Licensed Municipal Securities Representative. Her prior experience includes working for World Savings as a Management Trainee. Stephanie earned Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts degrees in finance and marketing from the University of Denver.

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Grant McNulty, Investment Representative

Grant joined UBB in 2009 and is a licensed Municipal Securities Representative. He has previous experience in portfolio accounting as well as investment suitability and assurance. Grant graduated from the University of Nebraska - Lincoln with a Bachelor of Science degree in finance.  

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Securities Management

David Kvist, Manager of Investment Operations

David received a B.S. degree in Business from Metropolitan State University.  He joined United Bankers' Bank in 2003.

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ALMEdge® Asset Liability Management

Jim Nowak, Vice President, Risk Management; Director ALMEdge®

Prior to joining UBB in 2002, Jim gained eight years of ALM experience working for several institutions, one with $5 billion in assets. He is also a former instructor at the Graduate School of Banking in Madison, Wis., teaching asset/liability management. Jim holds a Bachelor of Science degree in finance from St. Cloud State University.

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