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Food is one of our most basic needs in life. However, when considering seasonality, labor, technology, and regulations, the food and agribusiness industry faces a growing crop of challenges, risks, and opportunities.

At HTLF Food & AgriBusiness, we partner with amazing farmers, ranchers, ag inputs, processors, and distributors along the entire farm-to-fork spectrum to help you succeed in your noble mission of feeding the world. With a specialized financial team, you can depend on insights, guidance, and financial resources to manage with confidence.

Our team consists of experienced, talented professionals with deep food and agriculture roots. Working exclusively in this space, we provide financial solutions for growth or acquisitions including working capital, real estate and term loans, equipment finance and more, to support growth-oriented industry leaders in Food, Beverage and Agriculture:

  • Fresh Produce
  • Tree Fruits & Nuts
  • Horticulture
  • Wine & Viticulture
  • Beverage
  • Cold Storage, Cooling & Food Logistics
  • Food Processors, Manufacturers & Distributors
  • Food Ingredients
  • Agricultural Inputs, Manufacturing & Distribution
  • Grain & Farm Supply
  • Livestock & Dairy

Meet our Team of Food and Agribusiness Experts

Hakan Erdinc

Senior Managing Director,


Hakan joined HTLF in August 2021, bringing 32 years of commercial banking experience in F&A, Middle Market   Read more...

Patrick Bishop

Managing Director,


Patrick joined HTLF in August 2021 with a wealth of industry knowledge having worked in financial services his   Read more...

Charlie Synold

Managing Director,


Charlie joins HTLF as a highly skilled solutions-oriented Managing Director of Food & Agribusiness. He works   Read more...

Travis Moncada

Senior Relationship Manager,


Travis joins HTLF as a seasoned banking professional with over 15 years of commercial banking, lending,   Read more...

Douglas E. Weber

Senior Relationship Manager,


Doug brings over three decades of banking experience to his new role as SVP, Senior Relationship Manager at   Read more...

Denny Rudd

Senior Relationship Manager,


Denny comes from a Northern California family farm and joins the HTLF team with over 20 years of commercial and   Read more...

Wesley Deen

Relationship Manager,


Wesley joined HTLF in August 2021.  Prior to joining the team, Wesley worked for a large commercial bank   Read more...

Tyler Jewell

Relationship Manager,


Tyler joined the HTLF team as a VP, Relationship Manager in August 2021. He previously worked as a financial   Read more...

Arianne Hall

Sr. Treasury Management Officer,


Arianne joined HTLF Food & Agribusiness in August 2021 as a Senior Treasury Management Officer. With over 20   Read more...

Steven Knudsen

Director of Business Development


Steve Knudsen joined the HTLF Food & AgriBusiness team in 2022, but he is no stranger to the industry! His   Read more...

Ed Cooper

Food & Beverage


Ed is Director Specialized Industries, SVP of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (HTLF). He is responsible for the   Read more...