Leadership and Directors

Strategic Leadership Team

Jerry Baack
Jerry Baack
President and Chief Executive Officer
Jerry Baack As the principal founder of Bridgewater, Mr. Baack was responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s formation, including the initial capital raise, business plan, structure and recruitment of the board and management team, and obtaining charter and regulatory approval. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bridgewater, positions he has held since the Bank was founded in 2005.
Mary Jayne Crocker
Mary Jayne Crocker
Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer
Mary Jayne Crocker Ms. Crocker has been with the Bank since its origin and served as Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer since 2014. She has been instrumental in building awareness of the Bank’s brand, maintaining and communicating simple deposit solutions and creating positive shareholder relationships. As COO, Mary Jayne is responsible for directing the implementation of all strategic initiatives and overseeing marketing, daily operations, facilities and human resources.
Jeffrey D. Shellberg
Jeffrey D. Shellberg
Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer
Jeffrey D. Shellberg Mr. Shellberg is a founder of Bridgewater and founding director of the board. He has worked in the regulatory and commercial banking industry for over 30 years. As Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Jeff is responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s credit policies and risk management systems. He currently chairs the loan and appraisal committees and plays an integral role in credit actions on the Bank’s largest lending relationships.
Joseph M. Chybowski
Joseph M. Chybowski
Chief Financial Officer
Joseph M. Chybowski Mr. Chybowski serves as Chief Financial Officer and has been with Bridgewater Bank since 2013. He directs and manages all financial-related activities for Bridgewater, including accounting, regulatory reporting, liquidity management, investment strategies, insurance and capital development. Additionally, he chairs the Bank’s Asset Liability Management Committee as well as the Investment Committee.
Nicholas L. Place
Nicholas L. Place
Chief Lending Officer
Nicholas L. Place Mr. Place serves as Chief Lending Officer and has been with Bridgewater Bank since 2007. He oversees a talented team of lenders as well as an active portfolio of loans. In addition to his managerial responsibilities, he actively engages in loan origination, primarily focusing on real estate lending in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area. Nick has been instrumental in strategically developing specialty loan products in response to market demands.
Lisa M. Salazar
Lisa M. Salazar
Chief Deposit Officer
Lisa M. Salazar

Ms. Salazar serves as Chief Deposit Officer and has been with the Bank since 2018. In her current role, she is responsible for driving accountability and results through initiatives that deliver revenue growth, market share, new business opportunities and market penetration. In addition to leading a talented team of deposit services professionals, she is responsible for driving the strategic direction of the Bank’s product offering by maintaining awareness of industry trends.

Mark Hokanson
Mark Hokanson
Chief Technology Officer
Mark Hokanson Mr. Hokanson joined Bridgewater Bank in August 2019 as Chief Technology Officer. In his position, Mark is responsible for driving the Bank’s technology strategy by developing innovative, robust and secure solutions that generate efficiencies across the organization. By leading a dynamic team of IT professionals, he ensures Bridgewater’s technology roadmap is aligned with business goals and growth objectives.

Board of Directors

Jerry Baack
Jerry Baack
Chairman of the Board
Jerry Baack As the principal founder of Bridgewater, Mr. Baack was responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s formation, including the initial capital raise, business plan, structure and recruitment of the board and management team, and obtaining charter and regulatory approval. He currently serves as Chairman of the Board, Chief Executive Officer and President of Bridgewater, positions he has held since the Bank was founded in 2005.
Lisa M. Brezonik
Lisa M. Brezonik
Director
Lisa M. Brezonik A member of the board since December 2019, Ms. Brezonik is president of Salo, a leading staffing and consulting firm for finance, accounting and human resources in Minneapolis and Chicago. She has held this position since 2018. As an accomplished leader with over 25 years experience, Lisa brings expertise in talent acquisition, human resources and leadership development to Bridgewater.
James S. Johnson
James S. Johnson
Director
James S. Johnson Mr. Johnson is a founding director of the board. He is a franchise owner of Flagship Marketing, Inc., a privately-held company that operates as Express Employment Professionals (Express), which delivers staffing support and human resource services through a network of franchise office owners. In addition, James currently serves as Regional Franchise Developer for Express Services, Inc.
David Bramley Juran
David Bramley Juran
Director
David Bramley Juran Mr. Juran, a director of the Company and the Bank since 2010, is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Colliers Mortgage, a full-service nationwide mortgage banking firm. He has been with his company (and its predecessor Dougherty Financial Group) since 2002 and is also a member of the Board of Directors of Colliers Mortgage Holdings. Prior to joining Colliers Mortgage, Mr. Juran served as Senior Vice President of a regional investment banking firm for over 14 years. Mr. Juran serves on the board of several non-profits, including Summit Academy and Minnesota Attainable Housing.
Douglas J. Parish
Douglas J. Parish
Director
Douglas J. Parish Mr. Parish, a member of the board since 2018, is the former Senior Vice President and Chief Compliance Officer for Ameriprise Financial, Inc., a Fortune 250 diversified financial services company. As both a Certified Public Accountant and a Certified Internal Auditor, Doug is a financial expert with 30 years of diverse experience across a number of disciplines, including accounting, finance, audit, risk management, regulatory compliance and corporate governance.
Jeffrey D. Shellberg
Jeffrey D. Shellberg
Director
Jeffrey D. Shellberg Mr. Shellberg is a founder of Bridgewater and founding director of the board. He has worked in the regulatory and commercial banking industry for over 30 years. As Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Officer, Jeff is responsible for all aspects of the Bank’s credit policies and risk management systems. He currently chairs the loan and appraisal committees and plays an integral role in credit actions on the Bank’s largest lending relationships.
Thomas P. Trutna
Thomas P. Trutna
Director
Thomas P. Trutna Mr. Trutna is a founding director of the board. He is the President and Founder of BIG INK, a visual communications company that creates branded solutions for Fortune 1000 companies, an organization he has run since 1999. Prior to founding BIG INK, Thomas held marketing and business management positions at General Mills and Periscope, a Twin Cities advertising firm.
Todd B. Urness
Todd B. Urness
Director
Todd B. Urness Mr. Urness is a founding director of the board. He is a shareholder at the law firm of Winthrop & Weinstine, P.A., located in Minneapolis. Todd has practiced with Winthrop & Weinstine since 1985 and has been a shareholder with the firm since 1988. He has served on the Board of Directors of Winthrop & Weinstine as well as its senior management and compensation committees since 1993.
David J. Volk
David J. Volk
Director
David J. Volk Mr. Volk, a member of the board since 2017, is a principal at Castle Creek Capital, an alternative asset management firm located in Rancho Santa Fe, California, focused on the community banking industry. He has been with Castle Creek Capital since 2005 and has led or supported investments in numerous recapitalization, distressed and growth solutions.