Tim McFarlane, president at Bank First, is pleased to announce Kristeen Pelot has joined the bank as senior vice president – operations where she will play a pivotal role in overseeing and enhancing the bank’s loan, deposit, and branch operations functions. Prior to joining Bank First, Pelot served as president and chief operating officer at Info-Pro Lender Services until it was acquired by Lereta, LLC in May 2023, where she then assumed the role of senior vice president – operations. Pelot brings a wealth of experience and a proven track record of successfully leading organizational transformation, driving operational efficiency, and championing a commitment to continuous improvement, all while cultivating a customer-centric culture. One of Pelot’s exceptional strengths centers on team development, which aligns well with the bank’s mission of helping employees grow personally and professionally in their roles.
“We warmly welcome Kristeen to the Bank First team,” stated McFarlane. “As we continue to grow and solidify our position as one of the top performing banks in the country, we recognize the importance of refining our operational structure to achieve our objectives. Kristeen brings the skill and experience to advance our operations functions as well as our mission to deliver exceptional customer service and convenient banking solutions to our valued customers.”
Pelot holds a Master of Business Administration from UW–Eau Claire, a Bachelor of Business Administration in Operations Management from Marian University in Fond du Lac, and an Associate’s Degree in Industrial Engineering Technology from Moraine Park Technical College, also in Fond du Lac. Involved in her community, Pelot serves on the Development Committee for the Fond du Lac Area Women’s Fund.