BROOKFIELD, Wis. (July 9, 2014) – Ridgestone Bank is pleased to announce the hiring of Bill Harrigan, Vice-President, Commercial Lending.  Harrigan joins Ridgestone’s team of government guaranteed lenders and will focus on new business development throughout Southeastern Wisconsin.

Harrigan brings 15 years of commercial banking experience to the team, and will utilize his last several years in SBA lending to contribute to Ridgestone’s focus on government guaranteed lending.  Harrigan has previously worked in Chicago, Phoenix and Milwaukee, where he exceled in business development and commercial banking relationships.  At Ridgestone Bank, he will work with businesses throughout Southeastern Wisconsin to provide SBA and USDA loan opportunities.

Ridgestone Bank is a privately-held bank with locations in Brookfield, Wis. and Schaumburg, Ill., as well as lending teams in Indianapolis, Green Bay, Wis. and Wausau, Wis. Founded in 1995, the bank is a leader in small business and government guaranteed lending nationwide and also provides retail banking services, including checking, money markets, CD’s, and other convenience services at its branch locations.  Distinguished by the SBA as an “SBA Preferred Lender,” Ridgestone Bank is the 7th most prolific SBA lender in the nation is the number one SBA lender in Illinois and is the number one SBA lender in its asset size in Wisconsin.  Ridgestone Bank is a leader in USDA lending in the United States and has been recognized as a valued partner by the USDA for its commitment to small businesses.  For more information, call 262-789-1011 or visit