John Kimball

John Kimball

Director, SBA Lending

As director of SBA lending, John Kimball develops and manages U.S. Small Business Administration lending operations at Alerus. Under John’s leadership, Alerus’ SBA lending team collaborates with Alerus business advisors across all markets and works directly with small and mid-size businesses to provide SBA loan product services.

John joined Alerus in May 2021 and has over 25 years of financial industry experience. Before entering banking, he managed small business development for the St. Paul Department of Planning and Economic Development. John has specialized in SBA lending for more than 20 years and has an expert-level understanding of SBA standard operating procedures. His expertise has been recognized by the SBA through its Outstanding Lender award.

Active in his community, John currently serves as a member of the credit committee for the Neighborhood Development Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. He is a past board member for the St. Paul Capital Fund and a past member of the Economic Development Association of Minnesota, among other industry and community volunteer positions.

John holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Minnesota and is a graduate of the Latimer Leadership Program at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey Institute. He is a certified Economic Development Finance Professional. He and his wife, Susan, live in Lino Lakes, Minnesota. They have three children.