Banker Bios

Meet the business bankers who make Park Bank, Park Bank.

Meet and learn more about Park Bank’s business bankers, who stand ready to deliver the service you deserve.


Jim Hegenbarth
President/CEO
(608) 278-2870
jhegenbarth@parkbank.com

Leading the Park Bank team, Jim can help you find the right banking solutions for your business. Jim holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from UW-Madison and completed his studies at the Graduate School of Banking in 1994. He has more than 25 years of banking experience to share with you. With his wide range of banking knowledge, Jim will show you how Park Bank can help your business succeed. Give Jim a call, and your business will achieve the best in banking.

Scott Ducke
Senior Vice President — Business Development
(608) 278-2821
sducke@parkbank.com

A key player on our business banking team, Scott's extensive banking and leadership experience at Park Bank enable him to provide expert knowledge and counsel to help you plan, start and expand your business with customized financing solutions. Along with a bachelor's degree from Winona State, an MBA from Edgewood College and a Graduate School of Banking degree, Scott also has nearly 20 years of banking experience behind him. If you're looking for a professional with proven success in business banking to help you lead the way, give Scott a call to help you get there.

Darwin Lynde
Senior Vice President — Credit Administration
(608) 278-2850
dlynde@parkbank.com

A consummate service professional dedicated to helping you with all your business banking and lending needs, Darwin holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and has extensive banking experience. Darwin partners with his clients in a consultative approach to help each client achieve the best business results. Call Darwin today for a prompt response and to get the tools your company needs to stay competitive in today’s economy.

Sam Huntington
Vice President — Treasury Management
(608) 278-2851
shuntington@parkbank.com

Overseeing Park Bank’s Treasury Management department, Sam helps business clients achieve efficient cash management processes through accelerated collections and investment maximization. A UW-Madison graduate, Sam is a Certified Treasury Professional and Accredited Automated Clearing House (ACH) Professional and has over 20 years of banking experience in the Madison area. Contact Sam for information relating to business deposit solutions, including ACH origination, sweep repurchase accounts, online banking and merchant banking services.

Kristi Austin
Vice President — Private Banking
(608) 395-2507
kaustin@parkbank.com

Kristi brings to Park Bank over 20 years of financial service experience in helping executives to entrepreneurs reach their strategic growth goals. With a background that incorporates banking, accounting, high-level fundraising as well as being a former entrepreneur herself, this innovative thinker brings passion to long and short-term solutions for her clients. No doubt, she learned to be a strategic thinker and team player while playing on the University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team. Today, she applies her leadership skills and love of sports as the president of the National W Club.

Michael Johnston
Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 662-9405
mjohnston@parkbank.com

Michael has worked in commercial banking in the Madison area for nearly 20 years, and has extensive experience including commercial real estate and development, company acquisitions, and specialized tax credit financing. His clientele includes small local businesses, independently owned multi-million dollar companies and commercial real estate investors. Michael is active with the Middleton Chamber of Commerce, and has a finance degree from the University of Iowa. Call Michael for expertise on developing financial solutions that target your specific needs and help you achieve your goals.

Peter Benson
Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 819-2405
pbenson@parkbank.com

Since graduating from the University of Wisconsin in 1999, Peter has fulfilled a number of banking roles with Park Bank, culminating in his current position as Vice President of Business Banking. Peter has worked with all types and sizes of businesses and helped meet financing needs ranging from small startup capital to major expansion funds. Give Peter a call today to share your vision for your company. He’ll help you get there.

Mike Lawrence
Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 278-2848
mlawrence@parkbank.com

With a degree in finance and more than 20 years of financial services and banking experience, Mike helps clients face challenges and seize opportunities in order to achieve the long-term goals they desire. With a broad background in lending, Mike has worked on company acquisitions, new market tax credits and complex real estate transactions. He has a diversified client base ranging from $1M to $50 million in annual sales. A strong community supporter, Mike currently serves on the Keep Wisconsin Warm Fund Board and the Town of Middleton Plan Commission. Call or email Mike to learn how to align your business strategy and financial plan for maximum success.

John Wyss
Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 845-0205
jwyss@parkbank.com

For over 20 years in both the banking and business industries, John has been building lasting relationships with clients both big and small in the Madison area. Born and raised in Wisconsin, and having graduated from UW-Madison, John specializes in helping local businesses reach their financial goals. John’s SBA lending experience, combined with his operation and overseeing of several independently owned multi-million dollar companies, gives him the insight and expertise to help make your business a successful one. Contact John for better business and financial guidance today.

Leila Godkin
Assistant Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 283-6866
lgodkin@parkbank.com

Having worked in the financial services industry, including banks, brokerage firms and mortgage companies since high school, Leila offers well-rounded knowledge and expertise to help her clients achieve their maximum potential. In addition to her status as an Accredited Asset Management Specialist, Leila’s proven track record includes a national ranking among financial institutions in both retail lending and sales figures. Leila provides a combination of skilled and practical lending insight along with a passion for providing friendly, high touch service to her clients. Whether you’re looking to start up a business or expand your current one, Leila awaits the opportunity to go above and beyond to make your business goals and dreams become reality. Give Leila a call at our High Crossing location today.

Dan Strum
Assistant Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 819-4605
dstrum@parkbank.com

Whether you’re an aspiring entrepreneur or growing your current business, Dan can help you finance your next move. By working with Dan at a local community bank, you’ll get personalized service, fast decisions and a wealth of knowledge. In addition, Dan takes pride in providing outstanding service, and has received industry awards during his tenure in banking for his attention to his clients. No doubt he honed his skills while studying marketing and professional golf management at Ferris State University. Contact Dan today to start working on your business goals.