BlackRidge Team

Mark Anderson, CFA

Mark Anderson, CFA

Founder, Executive Management

Mark serves as President, CEO and Director of BlackRidge Financial, Inc., as well as a Director of BlackRidgeBANK. Prior to BlackRidge, Mark was President and CEO of Community First Bankshares, Inc., also headquartered in Fargo, ND.

Sean Burian, CFA

Sean Burian, CFA

Founder, Executive Management

Sean serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Investment Officer, and Director of BlackRidge Financial, Inc. and as a Director and Chief Investment Officer of BlackRidgeBANK. In addition to overseeing the investment portfolio, Sean is responsible for the organization’s Asset/Liability Management process and the BlackRidge Compliance department. Prior to BlackRidge, Sean was Senior Vice President of Community First Bankshares, Inc.

Gary Knutson

Gary Knutson

Founder, Executive Management

Gary serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer, and Director of BlackRidge Financial, Inc. and as a Director and Chairman of BlackRidgeBANK. The bank presidents all report to Gary, who also chairs the company’s Senior Credit Committee. Prior to BlackRidge, Gary was Executive Vice President and Division President for Community First Bankshares, Inc.

Craig Weiss

Craig Weiss

Founder, Executive Management

Craig serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of BlackRidge Financial, Inc. and as a Director and Chief Financial Officer of BlackRidgeBANK. In addition to duties as CFO, Craig oversees Human Resources, BlackRidge Operations Center, and the Information Technology Department. Prior to BlackRidge, Craig was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Community First Bankshares, Inc.

Carrie Bjorge, CPA

Carrie Bjorge, CPA

Accounting and Finance

Accounting Officer

Carrie Cwikla

Carrie Cwikla

Central Loan Operations

VP - Special Projects

Jessica Huseby

Jessica Huseby

Central Loan Operations

Loan Documentation Specialist

Lori Kubitz

Lori Kubitz

Compliance

Senior Compliance Officer

MaryJane Nipstad

MaryJane Nipstad

Compliance

Compliance Officer

Gretchen Schoer

Gretchen Schoer

Secondary Market

VP - Mortgage Operations & Underwriting

Doug Benzer

Doug Benzer

Support Services

Network Administrator

Jay DeMers

Jay DeMers

Support Services

Assistant Network Administrator

Paula Jackson

Paula Jackson

Support Services

Operations Administrative Officer

Jo Lange

Jo Lange

Support Services

AVP - Assistant Director of Operations

Sue Mortenson

Sue Mortenson

Support Services

VP - Director of Human Resources

Michelle Worcester

Michelle Worcester

Support Services

System Primary Operator