Edward Kinney, SVP, Commercial Lending
Ed Kinney has more than 25 years of experience as a commercial lender and is well-versed with all facets of commercial & industrial and asset-based lending. His real estate lending experience encompasses construction, land and condominium development, single and multi-family residential, office, retail, warehouse and industrial.
Ed is active in his community, currently as a member of the Madison Development Corporation Venture/ Debt Fund Loan Committee; serving the City of Fitchburg as its Vice Chair of Plan Commission, Chair of Agricultural & Rural Affairs Committee, and Representative to Capitol Area Sustainable Communities; acting as the Enrollment Coordinator for the Fireflies 4-H Club; and serving as the Pi Lambda Phi Fraternity Wisconsin Chapter Vice President & Treasurer of House Corporation, and Alumni Association Treasurer.
Ed graduated with a B.B.A. from the University of Wisconsin - Madison School of Business, and is a graduate of Edgewood High School in Madison.
Dan Nichols, SVP, Commercial Lending
Dan has over thirty years of commercial lending experience having worked in mid-size to large financial institutions throughout the midwest. He joined Settlers bank in November, 2014, because of the opportunity to work in an entrepreneurial environment with colleagues who are committed to becoming trusted, accessible advisors to our customers.
What has made Dan’s career so rewarding is having had the opportunity to work closely with businesses from all sectors that include start-ups to long established companies. Dan has expertise in partnering with owners and managers to assist them in strategic planning and implementation. Using a team approach to helping businesses grow, he works closely with other business advisors, including accountants and attorneys to assist in the establishment and execution of a strong business plan.
Dan has served on the boards of economic development organizations as well as entrepreneurship groups. He has been active with small business advisement throughout his career and looks forward to working side by side with you on any issues you might have from sales to expenses to employee issues.
Dan is a Madison, Wisconsin native, who holds both a BBA and MBA with an emphasis in Finance from the University of Wisconsin – Madison.
Nichols’ past community involvement includes serving on the Board of Directors of Easter Seals of Wisconsin, The Madison Development Corporation loan committee, the University of Wisconsin School of Business-Weinert Center for Entrepreneurship; and in Greater Kansas City, The Business Advisory Committees of The Nelson-Atkins Museum, and the Johnson County, Kansas, Assessor’s office.
Thomas Lyons, AVP, Business Banking
Tom Lyons has over 7 years of experience in the financial services industry, and has been Settlers bank AVP, Business Banking for more than five years. Tom focuses on providing excellent customer service and expert advice to his clients and prospects.
He was featured among In Business Magazine’s 2013 Class of 40 Under 40, and is a former Eagle Scout. Tom is a Paul Harris Fellow member of the DeForest Area Rotary Club, having served as its past President.
Tom is active in his community serving as a Director of 6:8, where he is Board Treasurer. He is a volunteer at The Road Home, and is the Treasurer for Cub Scout Pack 248.
Tom holds a B.A. degree in Economics and Sociology from the University of Wisconsin, Madison
Brooke Tiedt, AAP, Treasury Management Officer
Brooke Tiedt joined Settlers bank in 2012 bringing 10 years of treasury management and nearly 18 years of financial industry experience. Brooke provides businesses with a full range of treasury management solutions helping them to optimize working capital and improve operational efficiency. She has completed her ACH Professional (AAP) accreditation from the National Automated Clearing House Association.
Brooke is active in our community, co-leading an area Girl Scout troop.