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.

James Hegenbarth
(608) 278-2870

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 30 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.

Michael Johnston
First Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 826-5505

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
First Vice President — Business Banking and Treasury Management
(608) 819-2405

With both a Graduate School of Banking degree as well as an undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin, Peter has fulfilled a number of banking roles with Park Bank, culminating in his current position as First 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
First Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 395-2505

With a degree in finance and more than 25 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 board for the Keep Wisconsin Warm/Cool Fund Board and the Aaron J. Meyer Foundation. Call or email Mike to learn how to align your business strategy and financial plan for maximum success.

Josh Marron
Senior Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 662-9403

With over 15 years of commercial business banking experience, Josh’s approach to business banking is to analyze and assess his clients’ business needs, cash-flow, liquidity and capital in order to build successful business portfolios. Josh’s commitment to building better businesses and relationships is evident by his commitment to the Middleton Chamber of Commerce, where he recently served as president and is currently on their Board of Directors. Josh is also involved in numerous other charitable activities such as the Middleton Endowment, Salvation Army, and Community Around the Children’s Hospital. Josh has an undergraduate degree from UW – Stevens Point and is currently enrolled in the UW – Madison Graduate School of Banking. Contact Josh for more information on how to increase efficiency and grow your business.

Jeff Mack
First Vice President — Private Banking
(608) 278-2811

With 15 years of demonstrated, award-winning experience in the financial industry, Jeff can provide you with the best business products and services to serve your needs now and well into the future. As a former University of Wisconsin football team captain and Academic All-American, as well as Board Member for the Overture Center for the Arts, and program committee member for the Boys and Girls Club of Dane County, Jeff is a proud supporter of our community. Contact Jeff today to see how he can help you meet and succeed your business financial goals and dreams.

Leila Godkin
Vice President — Business Banking
(608) 845-0205

Having worked in the financial services industry, including banks, brokerage firms and mortgage companies for over 20 years, 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. 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.

Darwin Lynde
Senior Vice President — Credit Administration
(608) 278-2850

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, CTP, AAP
First Vice President — Treasury Management
(608) 278-2851

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 Professional and has over 25 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.