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About EntreBank

To us, being called your banking partner isn’t a given–it’s an aspiration. That’s why EntreBank invests the time and attention to fully understand your operations, your approach, and your goals so we can provide the tailored and trustable guidance that defines a lasting partnership.

Our Mission

To help small businesses and entrepreneurs achieve lasting success by investing our time, passion and creativity into every banking relationship.
Entrebank is...

Dedicated. Attentive. Responsive.

You’re too busy running your business to babysit your bank. So whether you’re facing big growth, a big-time issue, or the next big idea, count on EntreBank to provide proactive communication, timely responses, and dedicated attention to keep your goals on track.

Entrebank is...

A Local Bank Built for Local Business

As the first community bank to open in the seven-state region in 14 years, we saw the needs of local entrepreneurs and small businesses being under-served at a time when they needed attention and guidance more than ever. Out of a passion to build real relationships and support our local community, our bolder brand of business bank was born.
happy local clients

Our Leadership

We put more than 80 years of combined commercial banking experience to work helping you boldly tackle your challenges and seize your dreams. We’re committed to knowing your business like it’s our own and, together, we can make special things happen.

Todd Hovland

president
cofounder

Melissa Johnston

chief credit officer
cofounder

Erik Knutson

chief financial officer
cofounder

Tim Viere

chief executive officer
cofounder

Dan Boeckermann

cofounder

Praise from EntreBank Investors

Todd Hovland, Cofounder, President and Director of EntreBank

Todd Hovland

president   |   cofounder

Todd is a Cofounder, President and Director of EntreBank. Todd was involved with the other 4 Cofounders in all aspects of the Bank’s formation, including the initial capital raise, business plan, board and management team structure and recruitment, charter and regulatory approval and staffing for the new Bank. He has 30 years of banking experience starting out as a teller many years ago.  Todd also served 20 years in an aviation unit the MN Army National Guard and retired in 2008. Todd has a real passion for building long-term relationships and wanting to understand their business and owners that he serves.  He also really enjoys the outdoors with his two boys.

Melissa Johnston, Cofounder of EntreBank, Chief Credit Officer and Executive Vice President

Melissa Johnston

chief credit officer | cofounder

Melissa is a Cofounder of EntreBank and is the Chief Credit Officer and Executive Vice President, chairing the Executive Loan Committee and Marketing Committee. She grew up on a farm in southern Minnesota, earned a Mathematics degree from SDSU and an MBA from Carlson School of Management – U of M. She oversees credit and risk management along with bringing in and serving the bank’s clients. With 20 years of banking experience, primarily in credit analysis and business lending, she is particularly passionate about creating a loan structure that works well for the client and the bank and enjoys long-term relationships with her clients. Her favorite summer activity is coaching her kids’ sports.

Erik Knutson

Erik Knutson

chief financial officer | cofounder

Erik is one of the five cofounders of EntreBank, and serves as its CFO, CIO, and CTO. He is responsible for the bank’s finances, asset/liability management, cyber security, and daily operations, with more than 30 years of banking experience. With the other four cofounders, he was involved in all aspects of EntreBank’s formation, including the initial capital raise, business plan, board and management team structure and recruitment, charter and regulatory approvaland staffing.

After graduating from Dartmouth College and NYU’s Stern School of Business, Erik started his career with KPMG Peat Marwick in New York City, transferred to Minneapolis, then moved into the banking world with a regional organization, later spending time doing bank mergers and acquisitions.

Like all of EntreBank’s founders and team members, he is passionate about making sure every customer’s experience exceeds their expectations and meets our brand promise

Tim Viere, Cofounder, CEO and Director of EntreBank

Tim Viere

chief executive officer | cofounder

Tim is Cofounder, CEO and Director of EntreBank and Cofounder, President and Director of Entrepreneurs Bancshares, Inc. Tim was involved with the other Cofounders for all aspects of the bank’s formation, including the business plan, board and management team structure and recruitment, the initial capital raise, and regulatory approval. Tim has been in banking for 39 years and has a passion for high performance team-building and thoroughly enjoys the success of the entire team.

Dan Boeckermann

Dan Boeckermann

cofounder

Dan is Cofounder and Chairman of the EntreBank Board as well as CEO and Director of Entrepreneurs Bancshares, Inc. He has extensive experience working with family-owned and closely-held businesses in a variety of capacities. Dan served on three separate bank boards and cofounded Venture Bank, which was sold in 2018. He’s a CPA, Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) and Registered Investment Advisor (RIA). Dan was a Cofounder and Managing Partner of an accounting firm, and Cofounder and Chairman of a registered advisory firm and a trust company.

Dan enjoys helping his clients achieve their goals in all facets of their business. He looks forward to water skiing every summer and can hardly wait for the ice to melt every spring.