SVP, Commercial Lending - WBD, Inc. 2017 Elite Lender
Office Phone: 608.842.5021
Ed Kinney has more than 30 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.
SVP, Commercial Lending
Office Phone: 608.842.5023
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.
Brooke Tiedt, AAP/ APRP
VP, Treasury Management
Office Phone: 608.842.5033
Brooke has more than 20 years of banking experience. For more than 14 of those years she has specialized in Treasury Management. Brooke joined Settlers bank in 2012 using an entrepreneurial approach to develop a hands-on, consultative and customized program making the often complex world of Treasury Management as painless as possible. Brooke combines technology with her vast experience to deliver superior client service. She provides businesses with a full range of Treasury Management solutions, helping them optimize working capital and improve operational efficiency.
Brooke has completed her ACH Professional (AAP) and Payments Risk Professional (APRP) accreditations from the National Automated Clearing House Association, and attends the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin - Madison.
Brooke and her family enjoy traveling and trying new foods!
Tara Schneidewind, AAP
Treasury Management Sales Officer
Office Phone: 608.842.5015
Tara is a Treasury Management professional who partners with commercial clients to create personalized solutions that help them optimize cash flow and minimize risk. After spending years in the banking industry serving business customers, Tara knows how to analyze the numbers and identify new and better banking alternatives – ones that allow her clients to work more efficiently and advance them towards their goals.
Tara has achieved her ACH accreditation through NACHA. As an Accredited ACH Professional (AAP), Tara has superior ability to assist clients in effectively managing their ACH network use and enhancing their risk management profiles.
Tara holds a BA in finance from the University of Wisconsin - Platteville.