Executive Advisory Committee

Our leadership team has reached out to leading industry experts to form an Executive Advisory Committee who collectively strategize on addressing the current and future real estate challenges that we all face.

Jerry Baack

Mr. Baack is the lead Founder, President and Chief Executive Officer of Bridgewater Bank. A Denovo bank committed to serving the unique financial needs of seasoned real estate and small business entrepreneurs in the Twin Cities. His experience includes over 20 years of commercial banking and regulatory experience. As the President of the Bank, Mr. Baack overseas all functions of the Bank and is still very much involved in managing an extensive loan portfolio. As the Chairman of the Board, Mr. Baack employs his experience with risk management, investment analysis and asset-liability management to strategically position the Bank for continued profitability and success.

Shawn Huckleby

Senior Advisor to the CEO at Premier Management & Development, concentrating on new business development opportunities. Previously, Mr. Huckleby served as a Senior Consultant at Galvan and Associates in Chicago, Illinois. He was the Vice President of the Twin Cities Community Land Bank, Director of the Emerging Markets Homeownership Initiative, and Deputy Director of the Minneapolis Office of the Department of Housing and Urban Development. He has also served as the Acting Director of the HUD offices in Minneapolis, Detroit, and Springfield, Illinois. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Affordable Housing Connections. Previously, he served on the boards of the Local Initiative Support Corporation, Hallie Q. Brown Center, the Family Housing Fund, Minnesota Rural Partners, and Support Our Schools.

Hans Hage

Hans has held executive, board, senior leadership, and technology positions in the well-being, healthcare, consumer device, non-profit housing, cloud storage and data security industries. Hans currently serves as Chief Product Officer, Consumer Operations at the largest health insurer in the United States, UnitedHealthcare.  Previously, Hans held the position of Senior Vice President of Provider Digital Transformation at UnitedHealth Group, SVP of Product and Innovation at StayWell (sold to Merck and Co. in 2016, now WebMD) and is the founder of Chairbridge, a St. Paul based consulting firm with broad expertise across a variety of markets, industries, and disciplines.