Q: What is your banking background?
I’ve been in banking for 35 years. I’ve got a lot of experience in the ag lending and management areas. I’m hoping to leverage those experiences and skills to help serve the Cannon Falls community.
Q: What drew you to Cannon Falls?
Cannon Falls had a lot of appeal to me because of its beautiful scenery and it’s proximity to the Twin Cities. It’s a great balance between a cozy, picturesque town and close to the energy and convenience of a larger city. Cannon Falls has a great business and ag community and I’m looking forward to getting involved.
Q: What drew you to Merchants Bank?
It’s very evident to me that Merchants is a great organization. It shows in the tenured employees and the culture of customer and community service. The values here really align with my own. Those things taken together, it was a no brainer.
Q: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?
One of my early mentors shared a quote from Shakespeare that resonated with me and has stayed with me: “This above all: to thine own self be true.”
Though there are different interpretations of this, to me it means being honest with yourself and others, doing the right thing, and demonstrating commitment to principles.
Q: What do you like to do in your free time?
I like a little bit of everything, actually. I like to read; I’m a self-proclaimed history buff. My wife and I both play instruments: I play guitar, Becky plays piano. We love outdoor activities like boating and fishing, and we’re also avid Minnesota sports fans – especially the Minnesota Gophers. Becky and I went to the University of Minnesota, and we’ve had season tickets for over 20 years.
Jon was hired in March of 2020 as an Ag/Commercial Banker and Market President. Jon has over 30 years of experience in the financial industry and will do commercial lending as well as oversee the Cannon Falls branch.
Loans are subject to approval.