Craig P. Mueller - Oak Ridge FinancialCraig P. Mueller
Senior Vice President
(763) 923-2205
cmueller@oakridgefinancial.com

Craig joined Oak Ridge in 2007. He was one of the co-founders of North American Capital Markets in 2000. He currently advises clients regarding fixed income investments, loan sales, and investment banking.

Craig spent the first 13 years of his career at the American National Bank of St. Paul as a commercial lender and then transitioned to its Investment Department. During his tenure, Craig was a top producer advising primarily Midwest banks. In 1992, Craig joined Dain Rauscher, Inc. and started the Financial Institutions Unit in the Fixed Income Department. Craig was also a member of the elite “Chairman’s Council” which was awarded annually to the company’s top producers. Accomplishments include assisting in the pioneering of Dain’s private debt investment banking group, Portpro bond accounting for banks and mortgage backed securities and a faculty member of Dain’s “Bond Boot Camp”. Client educational experience includes numerous investment seminars sponsored by various banking associations, faculty member of The Dakota School of Banking and Dain Rauscher’s Bond Boot Camp.

Craig holds a B.S.B.A. degree in Finance from Creighton University. Craig is also a bank holding company owner and director.

 

David Stieber - Oak Ridge FinancialDavid J. Stieber
Managing Director
Co-head Financial Institutions Group
(763) 923-2291
dstieber@oakridgefinancial.com

David Stieber joined Oak Ridge Financial in March 2009 as Managing Director and Co-head of its Financial Institutions Group. Stieber brings to Oak Ridge 18-years of experience advising community banks on mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt capital raises, stock valuation and other general financial advisory assignments. During his career, David has worked on over 100 completed assignments for community banks.

Prior to joining Oak Ridge, David spent 10-years at RBC Capital Markets focused on the bank industry. Most recently, he acted as a consultant to a major Midwestern financial institution working directly with senior management on M&A strategies, target identification and analysis. David started his career at Ernst & Young as a tax compliance specialist.

David holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant.

 

Dave Van Hove - Oak Ridge FinancialDave VanHove
Managing Director
(779) 475-0688
dvanhove@oakridgefinancial.com

David VanHove joined Oak Ridge June 2014 as a Managing Director in the Financial Institutions Group to advise banks on raising capital and on M&A transactions. Dave has spent his entire career in the community bank industry, developing expertise in bank holding company credit, commercial banking, mortgage lending, and wealth management. Prior to Oak Ridge, he was a correspondent banker at U.S. Bank primarily covering northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. There, he assisted the owners and executive managers of community banks with a broad array of credit and payments solutions. Dave began his career at Springfield Marine Bank, a prominent central Illinois community bank, and following its acquisition, continued with Bank One.

Dave is a native of western Illinois and now resides in Rockford, IL. Given these Illinois roots, he is especially close to the business and economic concerns of Illinois and other Midwest states. Dave has been active with the Illinois Bankers Association for many years.

Dave received his Bachelors Degree from Bradley University and a Masters Degree from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant, and holds Series 63 and Series 79 securities licenses.

 

Bruce Bennett - Oak Ridge FinancialBruce Bennett
Senior Vice President
Institutional Sales
(763) 923-2294
bbennett@oakridgefinancial.com

Bruce joined Oak Ridge Financial in 2016. Bruce has spent his career in the management and delivery of fixed income related products to institutional investors including banks, insurance companies, wealth management firms and fund managers. His roles have included fixed income sales, portfolio management and manager of fixed income and trading activities. He has also been as a Bank owner, holding company director and co-launched a private equity fund designed to provide long term capital to financial institutions.

Prior to joining Oak Ridge Financial Bruce worked at Maxwell Simon, Inc. as a Managing Director of Fixed Income.

 

Mark Bennett - Oak Ridge FinancialMark Bennett
Vice President
Institutional Sales
(763) 923-2276
mbennett@oakridgefinancial.com

Mark joined Oak Ridge Financial in 2016. He previously worked at Maxwell Simon Inc. in fixed income primarily focused on agency MBS. Mark started his career in the financial services industry at Wells Fargo.

Mark studied Business Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.

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