Brooke Tiedt, Settlers bank
IB’s Professional of the Week is the premier way to meet Dane County’s professionals. This week features Brooke Tiedt, vice president of treasury management, Settlers bank.
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1. What are the most challenging and rewarding aspects of your job and why?
The challenging and rewarding aspects on my job have many similarities. The landscape of banking continues to evolve and shape not only how banks conduct business but the client experience. This evolution creates the challenge of learning something new with the reward of being able to deliver these product solutions to our clients. Some of the aspects we have been able to provide include solutions that assist with efficient cash forecasting, creating a seamless client experience with personable service delivery that allows clients to focus their energy on their business. Many of these also help enhance our customer’s ability to deliver products to their clients, within a secure electronic banking environment.
2. Who do you look up to or admire in business and why?
It’s definitely been a combination of people. I’ve been extremely fortunate to be mentored by some incredibly knowledgeable and experienced individuals. We’re all shaped by experiences and our experiences give us opportunities to grow and learn. I’ve been able to take something from each experience that I’ve had and apply it forward.
3. What has been the high point of your career so far?
One of the accomplishments that I’m extremely proud of is joining Settlers bank to get the treasury management department established. It’s been gratifying to see my efforts directly contribute to the strength and growth of the bank. It’s also been humbling to build personable, lasting client relationships. The future is a path of endless possibilities and opportunities and that’s exciting to think about.
4. Thinking back on your career, what advice would you give your 21-year-old self?
Focus on your strengths and play off those strengths. Identify your weaknesses but don’t give them energy. Strengths are what allow you to do great things and have success.