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Norkus Joins GreenStone's Commercial Lending Unit
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John Norkus has joined GreenStone Farm Credit Services as a vice president and commercial lending group manager.



Norkus Joins GreenStone's Commercial Lending Unit


John Norkus has joined GreenStone Farm Credit Services as a vice president and commercial lending group manager.

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n this role, Norkus and his team will specialize in serving various customer segments including large fruit, vegetable, nursery, greenhouse and other specialty industry producers and processors with their lending and financial needs. As a group manager, he will provide leadership to members of the commercial lending unit team, being responsible for their training and development.

"The depth of John's involvement in commercial banking, coupled with his leadership experience in sales and credit roles throughout his career, makes him uniquely qualified for this position," said John Jones, senior vice president of commercial lending. "John is a tremendous addition to the commercial lending unit team."

Norkus brings more than 19 years of commercial lending experience to GreenStone and possess an extensive sales and credit background, working with clients in the agribusiness industry. For the past eight years, Norkus held the position of chief restructuring officer (CRO) at a consulting firm where he was responsible for leading client relationships and developing and implementing financial, marketing and operational strategies to best meet their needs. In addition, he has earned both the Certified Turnaround Professional (CTP) and a Charter Financial Analyst (CFA) designations.

Norkus grew up in Grand Rapids, and attended Grand Valley State University where he earned a bachelor's degree in finance. Later, he obtained a master's degree in business administration from Western Michigan University, and is also a graduate of the Stonier Graduate School of Banking. Outside of the office, Norkus enjoys mountain biking, downhill skiing, tennis and golf and is an avid follower of business trends within the finance industry.
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