Bremer Hires Richard Michaelson as eCommerce Director
St. Paul, Minn. - September 28, 2010 - Bremer announces the appointment of Richard Michaelson as eCommerce Director, responsible for developing and implementing strategies for the online channel for new and existing clients. This includes Bremer.com and existing retail and business online banking tools.
Michaelson joins Bremer from Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), where he was division director and e-delivery product management, responsible for establishing the overall electronic delivery strategy and channel partner program. Prior to FIS, Michaelson was a team manager at Merrill Corporation, overseeing a financial printing facility. He also was the director of operations at Vallon Incorporated, a start-up Website design and development company. Additionally, Michaelson worked at Deluxe Corporation, where he held several positions including production manager, project manager and facility manager.
“We recognize that a growing number of our clients prefer the convenient option of banking online,” said Kevin Powers, West Region and Interim Central Region Group President at Bremer. “With Richard’s leadership, we will be working toward building a state-of-the-art eCommerce platform for our current and future clients. Richard brings an extensive background working on building eCommerce platforms and managing strategic teams in financial services and will best position us for near-term and future online growth.”
Michaelson, a resident of Shoreview, Minn., has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. He will office from the Bremer Service Center in Lake Elmo, Minn.
Bremer Financial Corporation
Bremer Financial Corporation is a privately-held, $7.6 billion regional financial services company owned by its employees and the Otto Bremer Foundation (OBF). Founded in 1943 by Otto Bremer, the company is headquartered in St. Paul, Minnesota and provides a comprehensive range of banking, investment, trust and insurance services to locations in Minnesota, North Dakota and Wisconsin. OBF uses its share of dividends to distribute charitable grants to Bremer Bank communities. In 2009, more than $25 million in charitable donations were given across the Bremer footprint and employees donated more than 160,000 volunteer hours to their communities. For more information, go to bremer.com.