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Diane Notch

Diane Notch

Senior Vice President / General Manager

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Diane has been with SFSI since 1995 and is responsible for supervising lease production and client management staff. As a high-energy, motivational manager with extensive experience, Diane takes a creative approach to production and customer relations.

Daryn Lecy

Daryn Lecy

VP / Operations / Leasing

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Daryn has been with SFSI since 2004. His financial acumen and analytical skills are extremely beneficial to the Equipment Finance Department.

Jim Peach

Jim Peach

VP Sales Manager

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Jim is responsible for mentoring and assisting his sales and marketing staff, as well as establishing relationships and creating programs for manufacturers and vendors. Jim has been with Stearns since 2003.   

Michelle Fuchs

Michelle Fuchs

VP / Business Development Manager

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Michelle has been with Stearns since 1995 developing equipment financing relationships in new industries, most recently focusing on the healthcare field. In her free time, Michelle loves to do anything outdoors such as walking, biking, skiing or camping.

Amber Hellerman

Amber Hellerman

Account Manager

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Amber started at Stearns in 2012 and specializes in the ophthalmic industry.  She enjoy spending time on the lake, reading, and being with family and friends.

Ann Tschida

Ann Tschida

Account Manager

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Ann has been with Stearns since 1995. She specializes in delivery vehicles, tow trucks, medical, franchise and titled equipment. When Ann is not working, she is gardening, sewing, reading or spending time with family and friends.

Cathy Reis

Account Manager

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Cathy has been with Stearns since 2015, with a focus in the healthcare industry, specializing in the areas of optometry and ophthalmology. She enjoys spending time golfing, biking, playing volleyball, camping and spending time with family and friends.

Chad Primus

Chad Primus

Vendor Relations Supervisor

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Chad started with Stearns in 1999 and has over 16 years of experience in the agricultural, construction, &transportation industries. In his spare time he enjoys hunting, fishing, playing &watching sports, anything outdoors, and spending time with family &friends.

Craig Kern

Craig Kern

Account Manager

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Craig started with Stearns in 2010 with his main focus in the Agriculture Industry. In his free time, Craig enjoys hunting, fishing, playing or watching sports, and just being outdoors. 

Elise Linn

Elise Linn

Vendor Relations Supervisor

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Elise has been with Stearns since 2001 focusing on financing in dental, construction, titled vehicles, and the sweeping industries. She enjoys spending time outdoors, golfing, and spending time with her family and friends. 

Jaclyn Vogel

Account Manager

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Jaclyn has been with Stearns since 2013 and specializes in the Healthcare Industry. In her free time, she loves camping and hiking with her family.

Jayme Gerads

Account Manager

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Jayme joined Stearns Bank in 2007, and has a vast knowledge and experience in the leasing industry. His current focus is vendor relations in the agriculture, construction and transportation industries. In his free time he enjoys golfing, hunting, fishing and spending time with family and friends.

Jena Dirkes

Jena Dirkes

Account Manager

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Jena started with Stearns in 1997 and specializes in the medical, construction and trucking industries. Her hobbies are motivational reading, decorating and design, swimming, four-wheeling, and spending time with family.

Laura Dirkes

Laura Dirkes

Account Manager

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Laura started with Stearns in 2014 and specializes in the Healthcare Industry.

Mandy Eiynck

Mandy Eiynck

Account Manager

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Mandy has been with Stearns since 2004, with a focus in the healthcare industry, specializing in the areas of optometry and ophthalmology. Mandy also builds and maintains relationships with vendor partners and clients.

Michael McElroy

Michael McElroy

Account Manager

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Michael came to Stearns in 2013. His industry focus includes franchise, construction, machine tool and trucking. When Michael is not working, he enjoys any kind of sports, reading and traveling.

Mindy Lund

Mindy Lund

Vendor Relations Supervisor

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Mindy has been with Stearns since 2011. When Mindy is not working, she like to cook and bake. She enjoys camping and spending time outdoors with family and friends.

Missy Koltes

Missy Koltes

Account Manager

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Missy started at Stearns in 2011 as a Client Relations Representative, later transitioning to an Account Manager. She specializes in the following industries: trucking, tree care, buses, and construction. In Missy’s free time, she likes to spend time with family and friends, being outdoors with her kids, and craft projects.

Molly Sand

Molly Sand

Account Manager

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Molly started at Stearns in 2012, working in a wide variety of industries including: Dental, Construction and Titled Equipment. When not working, Molly loves being outdoors hunting, fishing, golfing, and spending time with family and friends.

Ryan Anderson

Ryan Anderson

Account Manager

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Ryan has been with Stearns since 2012. He specializes in construction, trucking, machine tool, and sweeping industries. In his free time, Ryan enjoys watersports, boating, kayaking, hiking, volleyball, ATV riding, snowmobiling and traveling.

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