Joe DeJong Managing Director, ESOP / VP, Senior Commercial Relationship Manager
Joe DeJong joined Bankers Trust as Vice President and Commercial Lending Officer in December 2008. Prior to joining Bankers Trust, Joe spent four years in the Business Banking Division of Wells Fargo Bank. Beginning in 2013, Joe began serving as the Managing Director of ESOP Finance, working with middle market companies in the structuring and financing of ESOP plans throughout the Midwest.
Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in accounting from the University of Northern Iowa with a minor in real estate finance and an Executive Leadership Certificate from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Joe is a current member of the ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO) of which he is a speaker on the topic of ESOP Finance.
Currently, Joe is a member of the Board of Directors for the Orchard Place Foundation and also volunteers as a Youth Soccer Coach for Vision Soccer Academy. Outside the bank, Joe enjoys spending time with his wife and two young boys and attending University of Northern Iowa and Iowa Hawkeye athletic events.