Pat Brekken has been appointed Chief Financial Officer of BankWest, a position that oversees the bank’s fiscal responsibility. Prior to joining the BankWest team, Brekken served 11 years as CFO of a credit union and 12 years as CEO of a credit union. Pat will assume the responsibilities of CFO, while current CFO Steve Bumann will take on an investment management role for the organization.
âWe are very pleased that Pat is joining the BankWest team,â said BankWest President and CEO Charles H. Burke III. âHe has extensive experience in the financial services industry which will make him a valuable asset to the organization. “
Pat grew up in Richfield, Minnesota, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting from St. John’s University in Collegeville, MN. He is currently engaged and has four children and two grandchildren. When not working, Pat enjoys spending time with his family and friends. He also enjoys golfing, traveling, and co-owning a women’s clothing line with his fiance.
âI am very happy to start my position here at BankWest,â said Brekken. âI look forward to working for a company that gives back to the communities it serves and helps its clients achieve and maintain their financial success. “