Northfield, Minn. – Long-time Northfield resident and experienced community banker, Kirk Muhlenbruck, has been named the new Market President for Merchants Bank in Northfield, according to Dan Massett, Central Region President.
Muhlenbruck has more than 30 years of banking experience, serving mainly in senior commercial and retail leadership roles. Since 2005, he had been with Think Mutual Bank in their Rochester and Eagan locations. He was also previously with Wells Fargo in Rochester as well as Community Bank President for Wells in Northfield.
“Kirk brings a broad background related to strategic leadership, commercial banking and community involvement to Merchants, which will be extremely beneficial to his role in Northfield. Moreover, he embraces the community service culture that Merchants Bank embodies,” said Massett.
“I’ve lived in Northfield for 19 years with my wife, Lori and our three children. We love this community,” said Muhlenbruck. “I’m very much looking forward to ‘coming home’ to Merchants and being a resource for our customers, employee team and our Northfield community. I’ve always been an active community volunteer and have served for nonprofits such as Laura Baker, Northfield Area Chamber of Commerce and the United Way.”
Muhlenbruck attended Simpson College, earning a Bachelor of Arts in Management & Marketing. His hobbies include spending time outdoors hiking, fishing, camping, golfing and traveling with his family.
Since 2019, Merchants Bank has been a community partner in Northfield, when they acquired First National Bank of Northfield. As a regional banking leader, the Bank offers a full array of traditional banking and mortgage solutions, wealth management services and can assist businesses of any size with their business financing and treasury management needs. Merchants Bank is a full-service community bank with 21 bank locations in southeastern Minnesota, two bank locations in west-central Wisconsin and a leasing division, Merchants Bank Equipment Finance, in Edina. Headquartered in Winona, MN, MFGI has more than $2.5 billion in assets and is the 4th largest bank chartered in the state of Minnesota. Merchants was founded in 1875.