Notable Commercial Banking Leaders: Aaron Lensink

Class of 2022

  • Category: Notable Commercial Banking Leaders
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 19
  • Undergrad degree/university: Bachelor’s degree in Finance with a real estate certificate, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • Graduate degree/university: Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (in progress)

As senior vice president and business banking manager for Forte Bank, Aaron Lensink is responsible for overseeing the bank’s business lending activities and growing the bank’s commercial portfolio. He also is a member of the bank’s executive leadership team.

Lensink has led Forte Bank’s commercial lending growth in southeastern Wisconsin with an 83.7% three-year average growth rate in new loan origination. He also led Forte Bank’s PPP loan program, helping 351 clients secure a total of $25.6 million in PPP funding.

Lensink holds board positions with the Medical Center Foundation of Hartford, Hartford Area Development Corp., Hartford Downtown Business Improvement District and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washington County.

“Aaron is a down-to-earth, relatable person who takes a genuine interest in his clients,” said Tim Purman, president and chief executive officer of Forte Bank. “He takes the time to connect with his clients, understand their needs and goals, and then put together a program to help them be successful. Aaron sets an excellent example for our team of how to build and maintain relationships.”

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