North Star Bank

North Star Bank

Commercial Lenders

Jack Ritt

Jack Ritt

Chairman of the Board/Chief Executive Officer

Jack graduated from Cretin in 1959 and went on to graduate from Georgetown University in 1963 with a BSBA in Economics and Marketing.
With over 59 years in the banking industry my passion is helping others realize the vision they have for their family, education and business.
I would be pleased to introduce you to my colleagues and I personally invite you to “experience the difference, experience North Star Bank”.

Lane Peterson

Lane Peterson

President of North Star Bank

A graduate of Concordia – Moorhead College and the ABA Stonier Graduate School of Banking, with over 30 years of experience in community banking and experienced in all areas of commercial lending and bank management.

Jon Gloppen

Jon Gloppen

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending

In my 30 + years in commercial banking, I have gained a valuable understanding in lending to commercial construction, wholesale and distribution industries. I currently oversee an experienced group of lenders, who as a team have valuable skills and knowledge in all commercial lending areas in the community banking industry. We listen to you and work hard to find a solution to your banking needs. Give us a call and find out for yourself.

Bob Clements

Bob Clements

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending

A graduate of the University of Minnesota – Duluth with 40 years’ experience in the banking industry. The vast majority of my experience is in commercial banking working with small to medium size businesses in Twin Cities area. I enjoy spending time with my grandchildren and motorcycle riding.

Bob Platzer

Bob Platzer

Vice President, Commercial Lending

Bob has over 35 years of experience in the banking industry working in every department of the bank. For the last 25 years Bob has specialized in Real Estate and Small Business lending. He enjoys visiting his customers at their place of business and building strong relationships in an effort to become their financial partner. To relax in the summer Bob enjoys fishing and riding his Harley and skiing in the winter.

Steve Ritt

Steve Ritt

Senior Vice President, Commercial Lending

Steve has been in the Commercial Lending Department at North Star Bank for over 12 years. He is a graduate of St. Cloud State University, and earned Cum Laude honors while achieving a Bachelor of Science degree with a concentration in Marketing. He currently serves as the Banks Chief Investment Officer and helps facilitate loans of all types. Steve volunteers his time at the Century College Foundation, where he serves as President, and is a member on several other committees including the Alumni association.

Jon Stow

Jon Stow

Vice President, Commercial Lending

Joining North Star Bank in 2011, Jon brings nearly 2 decades of Residential and Commercial lending experience. Well versed in all types of Commercial Lending, Jon specializes in Commercial Real Estate and Small Business Administration Loans. Jon has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin, River Falls and a Bachelor’s degree from Augsburg College. Jon has worked extensively with business customers throughout the Twin Cities and Western Wisconsin. Jon volunteers his time with Junior Achievement, Rotary International, and the Hudson Soccer and Hockey Associations.

Chris Engel

Chris Engel

Commercial Loan Officer

A graduate of Minnesota State University Mankato with a Bachelors degree in Finance. Chris has nearly a decade of community bank experience including Real Estate and Small Business lending. In his time off he enjoys fishing, hunting and spending time with his Wife and Daughter.

Cindy Weisbrod

Cindy Weisbrod

Assistant Vice President/Treasury Management Services

Cindy has over 30 years of banking experience in the areas of personal banking, small business banking, and bank management. She is focused on helping customers meet both their personal and business financial goals. Specializing in personal and small business lending, as well as cash management products and services, Cindy enjoys connecting with customers and helping them to be financially successful. In her spare time, Cindy enjoys traveling, baking, reading and spending time with family.