BROOKFIELD, Wis. (November 11, 2013) – Ridgestone Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Joan Kinate to its SBA and USDA Commercial Lending Team as a Vice President, SBA Lending.  Kinate’s office is located in DePere, Wis. and she will concentrate on providing diversified loan options to small and mid-sized businesses in the Northeast Wisconsin market.  Ridgestone Bank is a national leader in SBA and USDA lending with locations in Brookfield, Wis. and Schaumburg, Ill.


Throughout her 30 year career, Kinate’s commercial banking experience includes SBA lending, small business and middle market commercial relationship management, commercial real estate, asset based lending and audit.   At Ridgestone Bank, Kinate will focus on providing SBA and USDA loan opportunities for businesses throughout the Northeast Wisconsin area.  “This is one of the most rewarding fields of lending in which I have been involved,” said Kinate.  “At the end of the day, I truly believe I am helping small businesses succeed.”


Ridgestone Bank is a privately-held bank with locations in Brookfield, Wis. and Schaumburg, Ill. 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 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


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