Commercial Loans

Northwestern Bank specializing in commercial lending.

Our lenders are some of the most experienced in the area. No matter if your business is large or small we have the resources and expertise to be of help to you.

In addition, we utilize financial assistance programs such as:

    • Chippewa Falls and Eau Claire Industrial Development
    • Chippewa and Eau Claire County Economic Development
    • Chippewa Falls Main Street Facade Improvement Loans
    • Small Business Administration
    • WHEDA

Our Commercial Loan Officers welcome the opportunity to be of service to you and your business!

Commercial Loan Officers at Northwestern Bank

Jody Becker
Vice President

Jody Becker is a Vice President of Commercial Lending for Northwestern Bank at our River Prairie Office in Altoona, WI. With over 20 years of commercial banking experience, Jody's knowledge of commercial real estate transactions and medium-large businesses, combined with her committment to delivering superior client services, makes her a valued and trusted banker to her clients.

Jody enjoys building long-term relationships with business owners while providing financial solutions to help businesses grow in both the short-term and long-term. Jody is proud of the flexibility and array of options Northwestern Bank provides their clients to make financing possible.She believes the Chippewa Valley is a wonderful place to work and live, and considers herself lucky to be a part of this community.

Jody is also actively involved with a variety of local community organizations, and enjoys UW Badger sports, high school tennis and traveling with her family in her free time.

River Prairie
Commercial Lending
(715) 839.8642 [email protected]
NMLS Number: 507807
Jerry Kuehl
Senior Vice President / Sales & Marketing

Jerry Kuehl is the Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing for Northwestern Bank. Jerry’s banking career initially started in the city of Milwaukee. In 1993, he decided to relocate to the Chippewa Valley.

Jerry believes community banking is all about relationships. Taking the time to learn about his client's dreams, passions, and goals are what he feels is the most important part of his job. He believes his role is so much more than simply funding transactions, which is why he enjoys leading community affairs; a critical role of his position.

Jerry and his wife, Mary have two adult daughters. The four seasons, a creative workforce, and an up-and-coming music and arts scene makes our city a great place to call home and an exciting time to live in the Chippewa Valley. Outside of work, Jerry likes to travel, the arts, and enjoy fine malted beverages! 

Chippewa Falls or River Prairie
Commercial Lending
(715) 723.4461 [email protected]
NMLS Number: 507808
Jamie Leibrandt
Senior Vice President / Senior Lending Officer

Jamie serves as the Senior Vice President and is a Senior Lending Officer at Northwestern Bank. With over 25 years of commercial banking experience, 13 of those employed at Northwestern bank, Jamie offers his clients a wealth of knowledge to help their company succeed. Jamie believes getting to know the client, their families and their businesses allows him to provide the best solutions for all their banking needs and truly appreciates Northwestern Bank’s commitment to building quality relationships. 

Jamie grew up in Durand and now he and his family call Chippewa Falls, ‘home’.

Chippewa Falls
Commercial Lending
(715) 723.4461 [email protected]
NMLS Number: 507812
Greg Misfeldt
Vice President

Greg is Vice President of Commercial Banking for Northwestern Bank at our Chippewa Falls Office. Greg is a Chippewa Falls native who has been with Northwestern Bank for over 12 years. He appreciates that all loan decisions at Northwestern Bank are made by people who are living, working and owning businesses in our local communities. Greg values Northwestern Bank’s commitment to the region and has personally felt this support as a Special Olympics basketball coach for the past 17 years.

Greg, his wife and two children live in Chippewa Falls.

Chippewa Falls
Commercial Lending
(715) 723.4461 [email protected]
NMLS Number: 507822
Kent Pickerign
Assistant Vice President

Kent serves as Assistant Vice President - Commercial Lending for Northwestern Bank at our Cornell and Thorp locations. Combining Kent's 33 years of banking experience at Northwestern Bank and being a lifetime resident of the Chippewa Valley, Kent understands the big picture regarding lending in our area. He believes that Northwestern Bank stands out in the Chippewa Valley due to the high level of community involvement, and that the bank is truly embedded in the fabric that defines our neighborhoods.

Kent has been married to wife Chris for over 22 years.  She is currently a second-grade teacher at Cornell Elementary School. Together, they have two children, Abby and Sam.

Cornell & Thorp
Ag & Commercial Lending
(715) 239.6414 [email protected]
NMLS Number: 507818
Jodi Wolf
Vice President

Jodi Wolf is a Vice President of Commercial Lending for Northwestern Bank at our River Prairie Office in Altoona, WI. Jodi brings over 25 years of finance and banking experience to the greater Chippewa Valley. One of the greatest rewards of her job is the opportunity to learn more about all of the amazing businesses in the Chippewa Valley. It is Jodi’s passion to help local businesses succeed and truly enjoys what she does.

Outside of work, Jodi enjoys spending time with her family. Her and her husbnd Mike, along with their four children, spend much of their time together at sporting events, helping with homework and enjoying each others company.  Jodi has learned over the years that time with her family is priceless. For example, spending money on a family vacation is more valuable than buying tangible gifts.

River Prairie
Commercial Lending
(715) 839.8642 [email protected]
NMLS Number: 894461
Tracey Smiskey
Vice President

Tracey is Vice President of Northwestern Bank at our River Prairie Office in Altoona, WI. Tracey and her family have called the Chippewa Valley ‘home’ for the past 12 years. She and her husband agree that this area is the best place to raise a family. They have three beautiful children, ages 12, 11 and 6.

Tracey is involved in many local organizations, including the Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce, Women’s Business Center and Women’s Giving Circle. She is also involved coaching youth sports in the community. Tracey’s professional passion is working with businesses to simplify the banking process.

River Prairie
(715) 839.8642 [email protected]
NMLS Number: 1577962