SCHAUMBURG, Ill. (Sept. 4, 2013) – Ridgestone Bank recently added five new employees to its Schaumburg, Ill. office to support the bank’s current loan operations as well as build its client base in the Chicagoland market.  Ridgestone Bank is currently the #1 SBA lender in Illinois, providing government-guaranteed loans to small and mid-sized businesses.


New employees include: Kurt Miller, AVP, SBA Portfolio Manager; Julianne Jiles, SBA Loan Reviewer; Margaret Griffin, Senior Loan Operations Specialist; and Lindsay Lorig, Administrative Assistant, Special Assets Group.  Luke Keltner was promoted to Portfolio Manager, from his previous position at Ridgestone as a Credit Analyst. 


“We are pleased to continue expanding our operations to augment lending throughout the Chicagoland market,” said Bruce Lammers, president of Ridgestone Bank.  “The addition of these talented individuals will benefit our new and existing customers with high-end customer service provided at Ridgestone.”


Ridgestone Bank is a privately-held bank with locations in Schaumburg, Ill. and Brookfield, Wis. Founded in 1995, the bank is a leader in small business and government assisted lending nationwide and also provides retail banking services, including checking, money markets, CD’s, home equity loans and other convenience services at its branch locations.  Distinguished by the SBA as an “SBA Preferred Lender,” Ridgestone Bank is the 6th most prolific SBA lender in the nation and is the number one SBA lender in Illinois.  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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