Chad Vitzthum

Chad Vitzthum

Lead Business Advisor

NMLS # 1470027

As a lead business advisor at Alerus, Chad Vitzthum draws from over 30 years of financial industry experience to provide business and commercial clients with comprehensive advice and financial solutions to meet their current and long-term needs. He serves as the trusted point of contact for each of his clients and connects them with specialists throughout Alerus as needed to ensure they receive the right products and services as they are needed.

Before joining Alerus in May 2024, Chad spent 18 years at First Bank Elk River specializing in commercial lending and served as lead market president for 14 of those years. Prior to that, he spent 12 years working in commercial banking for financial institutions including Marquette Bank and Great Northern Bank. He holds a bachelor’s degree in business from Iowa State University.

In his free time, Chad enjoys playing golf, running, hiking, and attending his children’s sports activities. He and his wife Beth live in St. Michael, Minnesota. They have three children.