Senior Vice President
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
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 joined Oak Ridge Financial in March 2009 as a Managing Director in
its Financial Institutions Group. He brings to Oak Ridge over 10-years
experience advising banks and thrifts on capital raising, mergers and acquisitions,
stock valuation and other general financial advisory assignments.
Prior to joining Oak Ridge, David spent nearly 10-years at RBC Capital Markets focused on the bank and thrift industry, working on over 60 completed transactions for financial institutions. 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 holds a B.B.A. in Finance from the University of Iowa and is a Certified Public Accountant. He also sits on the Board of Directors and is Board Treasurer of Juxtaposition Arts Organization a non-profit youth arts organization based in North Minneapolis.
David VanHove joined Oak Ridge June 2014. Throughout his career, Dave has had the pleasure of serving bank customers from a variety of angles -- commercial banking, mortgage lending, wealth management, and more. Most recently as a correspondent banker for US Bank, he has assisted the owners and executive managers of community banks in their evaluation and implementation of a broad base of strategic solutions. Dave has been active with the Illinois and Wisconsin Bankers Associations. .
Dave has his heart in community banking. Growing up in rural western Illinois, he gained an appreciation for the importance of the local bank in serving the businesses and residents in the community. Dave began his career at Springfield Marine Bank, the oldest bank in Illinois and largest downstate. The bank became Bank One's first Illinois acquisition in 1991. Dave moved north in 2001 to join National City's Rockford-based commercial banking team. With his home in northern Illinois, Dave joined US Bank in 2004, spending the last eight years in its correspondent banking division working with community banks.
David will be using his knowledge and experience in serving the needs of community banks.
Dave received a Bachelors Degree from Bradley University and a Masters Degree from Iowa State University. He is a Certified Public Accountant.
Ben joined Oak Ridge in October 2009 as Senior Advisor in its Financial Institutions Group. He brings to Oak Ridge over 30 years experience providing in-depth equity research on public financial institutions and on the banking industry.
Ben’s professional experience includes senior sale-side research positions with Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Piper Jaffray & Co and Dain Rauscher Corporation and Senior Equity Analyst with Advantus Capital Management. Ben joined Oak Ridgeâ€™s Financial Institutions Group to impart his vast experience and knowledge of the financial institution industry by publishing an independent newsletter, the Community Banking Monitor, which focuses on providing timely and relevant analysis of current issues and opportunities effecting community banks.
Ben is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and a Chartered Financial Analyst.