Growing the Commercial Crew at Merchants

We’re continuing to grow here at Merchants – and our community businesses deserve experts with years of experience and the knowledge to help your business thrive. Meet some of our new additions to the Merchants Bank Commercial team.

Nick Benz, Treasury Management Sales Officer Lead, Onalaska

Nick is a Certified Treasury Professional (CTP) and brings 17 years of Treasury Management and banking experience to Merchants. He was most recently a Treasury Management Payment Consultant for US Bank and has spent the majority of his career providing businesses of all sizes with expertise in this area.

“One of the tips I have is a little technical, but has been a huge time-saver for a lot of businesses,” Nick shares. “If you use Quickbooks, check to see if your business’s online banking system has a direct connection to that system. With our Commercial Online Banking, businesses can ‘link’ their Quickbooks program. This connection makes balancing your books go a lot smoother and generally is more accurate than doing it by hand. If you have questions about this connection or other Commercial Online Banking functionalities, contact one of our Treasury Management experts.”

Read Nick’s full Press Release or Q&A
Patrick Bye, Commercial Banker, Lakeville

Patrick brings 15 years of banking experience in the Minneapolis and Rochester markets with him to Merchants. His best tip for businesses is simple:

“Honestly, it might sound cliché, but every business truly is unique, and that’s why it’s important to have open and consistent communication with your banker,” said Patrick. “One size solutions do not fit all and in order to make sure your business’s needs are being met, we want to be having conversations with you about what is currently going on and coming up for your organization.”

He enjoys being involved in the local business communities through the Chamber of Commerce, Rochester Area Builders Association, Rochester Area Economic Development Initiative and CEDA.

Read Patrick’s full Press Release
Rob Pyle, Commercial Banker, Lakeville

Rob has more than 15 years of of experience in commercial banking, credit analysis and treasury management solutions, spending most of his career in the Twin Cities market.

“The best tip I have for businesses, when they need to involve a banker for financing, is to have a grasp on how your industry fluctuates. Consider the next few months, years, and picture how your cash flow might change,” said Rob.

Read Rob’s full Press Release or Q&A

Our Merchants Bank Treasury Management & Commercial Lending team is comprised of more than 40 local experts, available throughout our regional footprint. As a regional banking leader, we can assist businesses of any size with their business financing needs, including Treasury Management and deposit services. Our experts are always ready to discuss ideas, opportunities and options for your business. Give your local banker a call – we’re ready to support your business goals.