Ridgestone Bank Expands Presence in Tennessee Market

BROOKFIELD, Wis. (June 6, 2016) – Ridgestone Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Jacob Kassinger to its SBA and USDA Commercial Lending Team as Assistant Vice-President, Commercial Lending. Kassinger will utilize his experience in SBA lending to provide diversified loan options to small and mid-sized businesses throughout Tennessee and the Southeast. Ridgestone Bank’s Tennessee loan production office is located at 725 Cool Springs Blvd in Franklin.

“Jacob’s commitment to small businesses makes him a great asset to the Ridgestone team,” said Bruce Lammers, president and CEO of Ridgestone Bank. “Expanding our loan production office in Tennessee aligns with our goal of providing business owners throughout the Midwest and Southeast with unique loan opportunities available through government guaranteed lending.  As one of the Top 10 SBA lenders in the country, we have the knowledge and expertise to offer a streamlined process for SBA loans.”

Kassinger is based in the Nashville area and is focused on developing business in middle Tennessee and the Southeast and specializes in government guaranteed SBA lending.  His goal is to help small businesses grow and become more profitable by utilizing the SBA programs available to his clients.  In the years prior to joining Ridgestone, Jacob served at three major banks with significant increasing levels of responsibility and won several awards for sales and citizenship.  Most recently Jacob served as a business development officer specializing in small businesses in the greater Nashville market.  A graduate of Western Kentucky University, Jacob is a member of several networking groups, Nashville Young Leaders Council, and sits on the board for The Greenways for Nashville.

Ridgestone Bank is a privately-held bank with full-service branch locations in Brookfield, Wis. and Schaumburg, Ill., as well as lenders in Indianapolis, Northeast Wisconsin, Northcentral Wisconsin, Tennessee, Southern California, Ohio and Madison, Wis.  Founded in 1995, the bank is a leader in small business and government guaranteed lending nationwide.  Distinguished by the SBA as an “SBA Preferred Lender,” Ridgestone Bank is a top 10 SBA lender in the nation and is the number one SBA lender in Wisconsin and 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.  Ridgestone Financial Services trades its common stock on the OTC Market exchange under the ticker symbol “RGST.” Ridgestone Bank is an Equal Housing Lender and Member FDIC.  For more information on Ridgestone Bank, visit


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