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Richard L. Martin

Rick is a Partner with Ernst Capital and is responsible for managing the firm’s private equity business. Prior to joining the Firm, he served as the Sioux Falls Market President for Great Western Bank since 1999. During his tenure with Great Western, he increased asset growth by $470 million and opened eight additional offices in the Sioux Falls market. Rick was also a financial advisor for many years while at Great Western.

He has over 32 years of banking experience in various management roles in the South Dakota and Iowa markets with a heavy emphasis on commercial and real estate lending. He served on the Board of Directors for Sioux Falls United Way, Dakota Business Finance and Sioux Empire Housing.

Rick graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of South Dakota and is a licensed Securities Principal and Real Estate Broker Associate.