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Our Team

Dexter Financial is comprised of a cohesive team of professionals with extensive experience in not only the finance industry, but your industry as well. We understand that the success of our business is dependent upon the success of your business. By combining the entrepreneurial spirit of employee ownership with integrity, we pride ourselves in developing long-term customer relationships.

  • Jim Freeze

    Chief Business Development Officer, Dexter Apache Holdings

    Jim originally joined the company as a credit analyst in 1993, after beginning his career as a commercial lending officer. In 1998, he assumed general management responsibilities for the company, a position he held for nearly five years. From 2003 through 2010, Jim held a series of senior leadership positions within Dexter Apache Holdings, including vice president of corporate development, senior VP and general manager of Dexter Laundry and president of Apache Stainless Equipment. In 2011, he returned to Dexter Financial Services and served as its president.  Jim transitioned to his current role with Dexter Apache Holdings in early 2021.

  • Ben Granley

    President

    Ben joined the company as President of Dexter Services in early 2021. He brings over 15 years of experience in the wholesale distribution industry with varied experience in operations management, logistics, continuous improvement and executive leadership. Ben's experience in scaling and growing companies will be helpful as Dexter Financial continues to help our customers grow.

  • Leo Frazier

    Vice President & General Manager

    Leo began his career with the company as its controller in 1991, following a three-year stint in public accounting. Over the years, he has held various leadership roles within the organization, including general management. Leo has been instrumental in developing key relationships and financing programs during his tenure with the company.

  • Matt Kluesner

    Director of Portfolio Management

    Matt joined the company as Director of Portfolio Management in 2020, after spending 17 years in the banking and finance industry. Over the years, he has held several management roles in Retail, Operations and Commercial banking. Matt brings a wealth of experience centered around relationship development and financial analysis to his current role.

  • Aaron Schott

    Senior Credit Analyst

    Aaron joined the company as a credit analyst in 1997 after graduating from the University of Iowa, where he studied finance and business management. In 2000, he was promoted to senior credit analyst when he assumed greater responsibilities associated with underwriting and collection activities. In addition to developing and managing key customer relationships, Aaron performs key roles associated with documentation review and litigation.

  • Michelle Nelson

    Credit Analyst

    Prior to joining the company in 2005 as a credit analyst, Michelle was employed by GE Capital for 12 years, primarily in collections and litigation. She has also held various banking and sales-related positions in her career. Michelle utilizes her blend of experience to develop strong working relationships with our customer base while performing multiple underwriting and account management roles.

  • Nick Schmidt

    Credit Analyst

    Nick joined the company as a credit analyst in 2022, after spending 6 years in the banking industry. After graduating from Mount Mercy University, he spent the majority of his time working in Commercial Lending as a documentation specialist and credit analyst. Nick brings a wealth of experience centered around relationship development and financial analysis to his current role.

  • Kathy Maddox

    Sales Coordinator

    Kathy joined the company in 2017 as a sales coordinator after 27 years of employment at an equipment distribution business, where she served as a project manager. Today, Kathy is instrumental in facilitating the application and funding process while performing a multitude of customer service and account maintenance-related functions.

  • Monica Brokaw

    Sales Coordinator

    Monica joined the DFS team in 2021 as a sales coordinator. Monica was previously with Physicians Clinic of Iowa for three years where she started out as a receptionist and was quickly promoted to a financial counselor. In this role, she reviewed and interpreted complex health insurance policies to explain the cost structure and determine an adequate payment arrangement suitable to the doctor and the patient. In addition, Monica was also responsible for collections. Prior to that she spent almost 8 years working with Hope’s Bridal Boutique where she gained retail sales and customer service experience.

  • Susie Walter

    Documentation Specialist

    Susie joined Dexter Financial as a documentation specialist in 2021, following a 36 year career with Wells Fargo Bank. Susie's last 21 years with Wells Fargo were as a Relationship Associate in Business Banking, where she supported a large team of commercial lenders.  Susie is an integral part in setting up our front end system for cusotmer interaction and support, as well as creating maintaining, and preparing the complete documentation packages used in our financing programs