Wednesday February 18, 2015 from 4:30 PM to 7:00 PM CST
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Golden Valley Golf and Country Club 
7001 Golden Valley Road
Golden Valley, MN 55427

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Mary Christensen 
CFA Minnesota 

CFA Minnesota presents: Business Development Panel 

Please join Commercial Finance Association's Minnesota Chapter for  a moderated discussion panel highlighting the current state of new business development in the upper Midwest, what worked in 2014, and the different ways we generate new business. We will be serving hors d'oeruves and drinks after the panel. Please stay for great networking with your peers!

Ben Doran joined Marquette Commercial Finance in 2012 as Vice President responsible for origination in the Upper Midwest Region. He has over 8 years of experience in the factoring and asset based lending industries and is an active member of several professional associations including TMA, CFA, and MEDA. Benjamin earned a B.S.B.A in Finance and Marketing from Creighton University.
Craig Hallett is a Principal and Co-Founder of Water Street Funding. He brings over 20 years of experience in the financial services arena. Upon receiving his MBA from the University of Minnesota in 1989, Mr. Hallett began his career with Norwest Bank (currently Wells Fargo Bank). Since then, he has also spent time with organizations such as Cargill Leasing, Transamerica Structured Finance, GMAC Equipment Finance and First Premier.

Mark Schwieters is a Senior Vice President at SPECTRUM.  Mark’s focus is on leading SPECTRUM’s team of business development officers and coordinating approval of new loan customers.  He is also responsible for the overall marketing strategy of SPECTRUM, including the opening and growth of new outside sales offices. Mark has over twenty years of asset based lending experience, in capacities ranging from collateral audit, portfolio management and new business development.  During his career, he has dealt primarily with closely held companies in manufacturing, wholesale distribution and select service industries.  The majority of these companies are located throughout the upper Midwest, including MN, WI, IA, NE, MO and the Dakotas.   

Julie Lovaas is a Senior vice president, Bell State Bank & Trust, Golden Valley (since 2012). Her previous role was with US Bank as a Vice President. She earned her B.S. in accounting at Minnesota State University Moorhead; MBA, finance, University of St. Thomas; and is a Certified Management Accountant (CMA).

 Ben Van Zee is the founder and President of Commonwealth Capital, LLC.  Commonwealth Capital provides small, underserved business with working capital by factoring their accounts receivable. Ben has completed professional development classes at the University of St. Thomas and is a graduate of Hennepin Technical College.


February 18, 2014

4:30 pm Registration Opens
5:00 pm Panel Begins
6:00 pm Networking Reception

Golden Valley Golf and Country Club
7001 Golden Valley Road

Golden Valley, MN 55427

Members: $25
Non Members: $50
Membership + Event $150

*Please note! With this new system your membership status is not automatically verified. It will be manually verified after your registration. If you don't know if you are a member, please contact Mary Christensen at 612-242-6800 or cfa.mary@gmail.com

For more information on membership, please visit our website at www.cfa.com/minnesota 

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