Meet Your Business Partners

Tom Peterson
Tom Peterson Senior Vice President - Chief Lending Officer
About Tom As a veteran in the banking industry, Tom has spent many years of his career helping banks of all sizes build their commercial relationships. Tom started his career with a community bank in Ozaukee County and assisted in the growth of their commercial lending area from a $30 million-sized bank into a $890 million-sized bank. Tom then served as a Business Segment Leader for Associated Bank and lead the Milwaukee and Madison group in specializing services for $10-40million sized privately owned companies. Now with PyraMax Bank, Tom states, “Our advantage is our size and the ability to be flexible and tailor banking solutions to really help our clients. Our bankers understand and enjoy working with companies in that $5 million to $30 million marketplace. This is very different from most banks who are focused and tailor their product offerings and services to serve only larger sized businesses.” When out of the office, you can find Tom on the golf course, hiking on trails or traveling to spend time with his two daughters.
Mel Toy (CTP)
Mel Toy (CTP) Vice President Commercial Relationship Manager, Director of Treasury Services
About Mel Named a Notable Woman in Commercial Banking by BizTimes in 2020, Mel is a veteran in her field with more than 15 years of progressive business experience as well as a subject matter expert in fraud prevention and mitigating risk for businesses. Mel holds her bachelor’s degree and MBA in finance and accounting, and is a member of the Marquette University Alumni, Ethnic Alumni Association and Business Honors Society of Beta Gamma Sigma. She spends her remaining free time mentoring young minority professionals and participating actively in AFP Wisconsin and TEMPO. Mel believes that PyraMax Bank’s Commercial Banking stand apart from others: “In an environment where banks are turning over and constantly changing, PyraMax bank stays committed to the communities and businesses we serve. Through our structure we’re able to reward our clients through competitive rates and lower costs, with the highest level of personal service and superior treasury technology.”
Eric Hurd
Eric Hurd Vice President Commercial Relationship Manager
About Eric As a well-rounded banking veteran, Eric obtained his undergrad from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is currently working on his master’s degree at the Graduate School of Banking in Madison. He describes Commercial Banking at PyraMax as “helping you get on you’re A-game. We want to know what you are doing well, areas you could do better, what opportunities on are on the horizon and what threats you are fending off. Relationships based upon that foundation is what sets us apart.” Outside of work Eric enjoys cheering on Wisconsin sports teams, spending time with his family and playing a good game of golf.
Andrew Freter
Andrew Freter Vice President Commercial Relationship Manager
About Andrew Andrew is an East Coast native but has spent the past 15 years in the area after receiving his undergrad degree and MBA from Marquette University. In this industry he believes that PyraMax Bank Commercial Banking stands apart from the rest due to the relationships we create: “We get to learn the business and individual needs of our clients to create long-lasting and beneficial relationships. We are more than bankers; we are business partners.” Apart from his professional career, you can find Andrew out on the golf course with friends or spending time with his family.
Matt Zeske
Matt Zeske Commercial Relationship Portfolio Manager
About Matt Born and raised in New Berlin, Wisconsin, Matt attended college at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He graduated with two bachelor’s degrees in economics and political science. In addition to his degrees, Matt completed three internships throughout his time at UW-Madison. His first internship serving as a Lending Intern for Ailco Equipment Finance Group is where he first came into contact with PyraMax Bank SVP-Chief Lending Officer Tom Peterson. Later he interned within the Treasury Management Group at Associated Bank and, finally, for CUNA Mutual Group on their Business Finance Team. Now, after accepting a full-time position with PyraMax Bank’s Commercial Banking Team, Matt states, “I think PyraMax Bank Commercial Bank Services stand apart from others in that being a community bank allows us to tailor to our customers’ needs better than our competitors.” Outside of the office, Matt enjoys biking during warmer weather or spending time at his local gym.