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 College – Moorhead 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.

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Frank Fuller

Senior Vice President, Commercial Loan Manager

A graduate of St. Cloud State University with over 30 years of banking experience. Frank has an extensive commercial lending background along with executive bank management experience. He is a customer advocate and provides guidance to his customers along with proper financing to ensure a high probability of success for his client base.

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.

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Kurt Cottier

Vice President, Commercial Lending

Kurt is a graduate from the School of Business at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee. He has over 25 years of retail and commercial banking experience. Kurt is viewed by his business clients as a trusted advisor and resource. His passion for the communities he serves is evident through his countless hours of volunteerism and leadership roles on non-profit Boards. “The best part of my job is building relationships with my clients, learning about their business and offering the financial tools necessary for my clients to build a strong and successful business.” Kurt also partners with the Small Business Administration (SBA), WomenVenture, and local Certified Development Companies to ensure his clients have the best opportunity to secure financing.