Devils Lake, ND
– Hans Zahrbock has joined Western Equipment Finance as its Vice President/Business Relationship Manager. Western Equipment Finance is a bank-owned leasing and finance company, transacting business throughout the United States. Zahrbock will be located in Western’s new office in Marshall, MN.
Zahrbock joins Western with more than 25 years of financial services experience, including an extensive background in equipment finance. He previously held sales management roles with U.S. Bank, Schwan’s and Bank of the West. Zahrbock has earned several program management and sales awards during his career and he’s excited to continue his success with Western.
“I’m pleased to be joining an incredible company and team,” Zahrbock said. “From my first interaction with Western Equipment Finance, it seemed like a perfect fit. Marshall will be a great location as we continue to grow the equipment finance side of the bank.”
The 3,000-square-foot office space will be located in the Tiger Office Park at 408 East Main Street in Marshall. It is expected to open soon. The Marshall team will focus on business development and relationship management, and additional positions are expected in sales, credit and operations.
“We are very fortunate to have a longtime Marshall resident help us establish our new office, identify talent for our team, and support the community,” said Laurie Bakke, President of Western Equipment Finance. “Hans will be a true asset in leading our Marshall team and ensuring that it reflects our values-based company culture.”
Deb Schnaible, Vice President/National Business Development, will also work in the company’s new Marshall office. Schnaible joined the company in 2019 and has nearly 26 years of industry experience in account management and business development.
“I am so excited to welcome Hans to Western Equipment Finance and have the opportunity to work on the same team again,” Schnaible said. “Hans brings a wealth of knowledge in equipment finance along with an infectious personality, a drive for success and passion to make a difference every day.”
“We are thrilled to have Hans and Deb working together in Marshall as we establish our team and presence in the community,” Bakke added.
ABOUT WESTERN EQUIPMENT FINANCE
The company offers full-service commercial financing and leasing options throughout the United States. It serves several industries including agriculture, audio/visual, construction, franchise, funeral, lawn and tree care, rental equipment, technology and waste management.
Western Equipment Finance consistently ranks among the top 100 equipment finance companies in the nation. According to the Monitor industry publication, Western Equipment Finance is the 78th-largest equipment finance company in the country. In the same Monitor rankings, the company is the 65th top equipment finance company by new business volume.
To learn more about the company, visit http://www.westernequipmentfinance.com
Western Equipment Finance is based in Devils Lake, ND, with additional team members working from locations across the country. It’s a subsidiary of Western State Bank, a full-service community bank with nine locations in North Dakota and Arizona. Western State Bank is employee-owned with more than $1 billion in assets and approximately 220 team members. It has a five-star superior rating by Bauer Financial, a trusted and independent research firm. It’s their highest-possible rating for financial stability and strength.