SPEARFISH – BankWest is pleased to announce Ryan Niesent has joined its management team as Vice President/Business Accounts Manager.
Ryan has 23 years of experience in the financial services industry, most recently working as a relationship manager for First Interstate Bank. In his BankWest position, he will serve business clients, manage the Cash Management Services Division, and research and develop new business banking products.
BankWest Northern Hills Manager Casey Derflinger notes Niesent’s financial experience, as well as his commitment to community service and local re-investment, make him a perfect fit for BankWest’s growing team. “Ryan is a tremendous asset to BankWest. He understands our local economy, has a wealth of financial expertise, and will provide exceptional customer service to area businesses.”
Ryan was born and raised in Spearfish. He earned a bachelor’s degree in economics with an emphasis on finance from the University of Northern Colorado. He and his wife Tara live in Spearfish with their three children. A dedicated community volunteer, Ryan serves as the Vice President of the Spearfish School board, President of the Black Hills Nordic Ski Club, and as a member of the Monument Health Advisory Board for the Spearfish and Belle Fourche area.
“My approach to customer service and professionalism is based on a commitment to exceeding expectations,” Niesent said. “My philosophy is to ask questions, listen and respond to ensure my clients know they are valued and understood, and then go the extra mile to find the best solutions for their individual needs. I believe professionalism requires a genuine dedication to delivering excellence, fostering trust, and building strong relationships.”