We’re excited to introduce you to Ryan Crakes, the newest member of our HomeTown Bank Shakopee team as Vice President and Loan Officer. Starting as a call center representative at a bank back in 2002, he’s worked his way up through various roles, from being a teller to a personal banker. Since 2011, he’s been focused on commercial lending, and has over a decade of experience with helping local businesses thrive.

Ryan is not just a banker; he’s a family man, too. With his wife, Stacy, they are busy raising their two daughters in Prior Lake. This sense of family and community is a big part of what makes him a great fit for our team. In the below Q&A session, Ryan shares his thoughts on banking, community involvement, and his vision for the bank. You’ll quickly see why he’s a fantastic addition to our HomeTown Bank family!

Ryan Crakes - HomeTown Bank Shakopee

Getting to Know Ryan

Q: What excites you most about working with HomeTown Bank?

Ryan: HomeTown Bank is a community-focused bank which I have enjoyed working in. The expression “name, not number” resonates not only with the employees but also the customers. It is very much a team atmosphere and culture where everyone works together.

Q: What can customers expect from you as a lender at HomeTown Bank?

Ryan: With over 10 years of experience in commercial lending, I enjoy bringing my expertise to provide tailored financial solutions and opportunities that are designed to meet the unique needs of my customers. Not always can there be a “one size fits all” situation. Whether it’s expanding operations, purchasing new equipment or real estate, managing cash flow, or simply seizing new opportunities, I’m here to make it happen for our customers.

Q: What are your hobbies outside of the bank?

Ryan: When I can get away, I do like to golf although I might not be very well. I also enjoy trying new restaurants and traveling. However, currently my “hobby” is driving my girls to practices, sporting events and after-school activities. I wouldn’t have it any other way right now as I’m cherishing in all these moments with them.

Ryan is all about building meaningful relationships as he put it, “I don’t see myself as just a lender, but as someone who enjoys connecting and creating lasting relationships.” Whether you’re a business looking to grow, or a new family with financial plans, Ryan is here to help. He’s ready to be your trusted partner on your financial journey. Don’t hesitate to get in touch with Ryan today via email at [email protected] or at his direct line (952) 873-1874, and let’s make your financial dreams a reality, together.

About: Since 1924, HomeTown Bank has been providing customers with the most innovative financial services and solutions. As a community bank, HomeTown Bank strives to personally get to know customers, building strong relationships they can trust. A Star Tribune Top Workplace, HomeTown Bank is committed to creating an experience that our customers love through experience, talent and community.