120 years of financial experience and local expertise. That is an impressive stat for the team members who recently joined Cornerstone Bank in Sioux Falls.
Leading the full service banking team is Evan Ingebrigtson, who was named the Market President of Sioux Falls for Cornerstone Bank. Ingebrigtson brings 37 years of experience in banking and bank leadership. A graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in Agricultural Business, he has extensive experience in agriculture, retail and commercial banking and finance. Ingebrigtson’s leadership experience ranges from working in small town branches to serving as bank president of a Sioux Falls bank built from the ground up. In his career, Evan has held leadership roles in community organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Big Brothers Big Sisters, Sioux Empire Fair and Minnehaha County Development Association. He has been recognized as Agri Citizen of the Year by the Sioux Falls Chamber and Volunteer of the Year for Habitat for Humanity South Dakota. He is committed to supporting the continued growth and success of Sioux Falls and the region.
Ingebrigtson said, “Our vision is to help more people make important decisions about their money. In order to realize our vision, we believe that building relationships is at the core of making that happen. My experience will allow me to help individuals and businesses when they seek support and advice.”
Paul Lems has joined Cornerstone Bank as a VP-Business Banker. He brings over 16 years of banking experience. A graduate of South Dakota State University with a degree in Business Economics, he has experience in personal, retail, mortgage and business banking. Lems is on the Board of Directors and the Family Selection Committee at Habitat for Humanity. He is also a mentor to students in the Sioux Falls School District.
Lems said, “I joined Cornerstone because we believe that it’s the people in banking that make financial goals become a reality. Joining the staff of Cornerstone Bank allows me to work with an excellent group of team members to provide the best possible option to our customers. Whether expanding their business or realizing the joy of home ownership, we will be here for you.”
Crissy Scharffenberg has joined Cornerstone as a Business Banking Associate bringing over 15 years of banking experience. A graduate of Augustana University with a degree in Business Administration, she has worked in several different banking roles providing a broad knowledge base. Crissy teaches a Junior Achievement class to 6th grade students at Edison Middle School and has done so for the past five years.
Kathy Reed brings over 50 years of banking experience in a wide range of areas to Cornerstone Bank. Reed attended the Nettleton Business College in Sioux Falls and is on the Board of Directors for Crime Stoppers.
This experienced group joins Dick Groeger, who heads up Cornerstone’s robust home mortgage team with some of the most experienced mortgage lenders in the market. The entire Sioux Falls team embodies Cornerstone’s vision of being who people turn to when they’re making important decisions about their money.
Cornerstone Bank offers business and personal loans, deposits and cash management services, online and mobile banking, in addition to mortgage services. While bank products are similar in most financial institutions, Cornerstone Bank prides themselves on offering one distinct difference: easy access to the experts—the people who help you make decisions, whatever your business and whatever your balance.
Cornerstone Bank is located at 4930 South Western Avenue with the phone number of 605-977-8500. You can see more about the bank at www.cornerstonebanks.net.
Cornerstone Holding Company, based in North Dakota, is the parent company of Cornerstone Bank. One of North Dakota’s ten largest financial institutions, Cornerstone Holding Company is an $820 million financial institution. Growing since 1952, Cornerstone Bank has North Dakota locations in Bismarck, Dickinson, Fargo, Makoti, New Town, Parshall, Plaza, Watford City and a South Dakota location in Sioux Falls. There are Cornerstone Mortgage offices in Grand Forks and Minot, North Dakota along with Aberdeen, South Dakota. Cornerstone Bank provides an expansive product offering while staying true to their mission of providing access to financial experts who give straight answers and the best possible financial options.