Our Business Lending Team

Our Business Lending Team.

Ken Bauer - VP Business Lending

Ken Bauer

Ken Bauer has nearly 15 years in the banking industry, where he has spent time in commercial lending, treasury management, construction lending, and credit analysis.  He has helped two banks launch into new markets, and brings a unique combination of knowledge and experience to Elevations.

As VP of Business Lending, Ken is responsible for developing, implementing, and overseeing the Business Bank, which is dedicated to providing small and mid-sized businesses with a suite of loan and deposit products tailored to their unique needs.  A native of the Chicago suburbs, Ken graduated from Baylor University with a degree in Finance.  Ken and his wife moved to Colorado in 2004, and they have two young children.  During his free time, he can be found snow skiing in the winter, water skiing in the summer, on a golf course, devouring books in a cozy chair, or coaching sports teams.

303.443.4672 ext. 1368

Todd Peyok - VP Commercial Lending

Todd Peyok

Todd Peyok has been in the banking industry for more than 28 years. Prior to joining Elevations, Todd served as Market President for several Boulder-based community banks for nearly 20 years. Throughout his tenure, he has focused on structuring commercial loan relationships, building deposits, developing businesses, and more. At Elevations, Todd’s expertise serves him well as VP of Commercial Lending. He is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing the commercial and construction lending services strategies to continue building relationships within Boulder and surrounding markets. Todd received his BA in Finance and Accounting from Oklahoma State University. He moved to Colorado in 1988 and enjoys time with his family, playing softball and working on cars.

303.443.4672 ext. 1517

Tom Beckett - AVP Commercial Lending

Tom Beckett

Tom Beckett has over 25 years of experience in the commercial banking industry. He joined Elevations from First Bank and Trust where he was the Northern Colorado Market Manager. He has an extensive background in commercial, industrial, and construction lending. His primary responsibility at Elevations is structuring commercial loans and developing long term business relationships. Tom graduated from Emory University in 1986 with a joint degree in Economics and History, and graduated from the University of Dayton in 1990 with an MBA in Finance. Tom and his family have lived in the foothills of Lyons for over 20 years. In his spare time, he raises Golden Retrievers, plays golf, runs and hikes.

303.443.4672 ext. 1358

Kari Coover - Sr. Commercial Loan Officer

Kari Coover

Kari Coover comes to Elevations Credit Union with 14 years of experience in commercial and retail banking. As Senior Commercial Loan Officer in Northern Colorado, Kari will be directing her efforts in building the commercial portfolio alongside the Northern Colorado team. In addition to Kari's banking experience in the Northern Colorado, Boulder and the Denver market, she is involved in several organizations; the Northern Colorado Ladies networking groups, Chamber, Rotary, NAIOP, Food Bank, Junior League and was selected two years in a row as one of the candidates for Distinctive Women of Northern Colorado. Kari enjoys giving back to her community, spending time with her children and family and periodically squeezing in a round of golf!

303.443.4672 ext. 3042

Ruben Rios-Blanco - AVP Commercial Lending

Ruben Rios-Blanco

Ruben Rios-Blanco joined the Elevations family in May 2017. He has over 23 years in the banking industry, most recently 11 years as a Senior Vice President for a community bank. He has an extensive background in commercial lending as well as construction disbursement. Ruben's goal is to create a lasting relationship with his clients and to structure their loans in a way that works best for them and their situation. In his current role as AVP of Commercial Lending, he is tasked with building relationships with our current members as well as growing our commercial portfolio with outside clients. Ruben has lived in Colorado for the last 28 years with his wife and 2 children. During his free time, Ruben enjoys involvement with the community, time with his family, pets and a little golf.

303.443.4672 ext. 1718

Kevin Baughman - Business Banking Relationship Manager

Kevin Baughman

Kevin has been an active member of Boulder's banking community for 14 years, specializing in business banking for the past ten years at both Chase and Community Banks of Colorado. Kevin takes pride in helping business owners grow their business, and he strive to give back to the Boulder community through his work with non-profit organizations.

303.443.4672 ext. 1926




Meghana Bhantnagar - Business Banking Relationship Manager

Meghana Bhantnagar

Meghana Bhatnagar joined the Elevations family in October 2017. She graduated with a MBA degree in Finance and Business from India and completed a Finance certificate from Colorado State University in 2005. With over 10 years of experience in the banking industry, her most recent role being in business banking at Wells Fargo, Meghana is considered a market leader in this domain in Northern Colorado. She believes in building long lasting relationships with business customers in her community by bringing trust and her innate passion for the job, to the fore. Meghana is well entrenched in her local community by way of being involved in the Fort Collins and Longmont chamber, ambassador team and red-carpet committee. As a huge patron of the arts, she is currently serving on the board of directors of the Fort Collins opera.

Meghana and her husband have called Fort Collins home for 14 years. During her free time, she loves to spend time with her family - mostly watching her three boys play sports. She is an avid traveler and is also working on her own small business in interior design.

303.443.4672 ext. 1406

Courtney Gimeno - Business Banking Relationship Manager

Courtney Gimeno

Courtney brings over 13 years in the banking industry to Elevations Credit Union. Most recently she spent over 6 years as a Vice President, Business Relationship Manager with a Bank in Boulder. She brings a wide range of experience which includes business and commercial lending, construction lending, consumer lending, deposit operations and management. She believes its vital to understand and know what’s important to each business and their owners so that she can ensure she is tailoring solutions to help meet their specific financial needs to help grow their business while saving time and money. Courtney has found that treating people fairly and with respect earns mutual trust that not only attracts but maintains long –lasting relationships.

She is heavily involved within the community through several different volunteer opportunities and is a 2017 BizWest Forty Under 40 Honoree. Courtney and her husband are both Colorado natives with four children. In her free time you can catch her cheering on her kids on the sidelines of their soccer games.

303.443.4672 ext. 2701

Michaela Hayes - Business Banking Relationship Manager

Micheala Hayes

Michaela has over 14 years of banking experience, most recently serving as Elevations Branch Manager in Lafayette. Prior to joining Elevations, Michaela spent nine years as the Assistant Vice President at KeyBank. She is a very active member of the Boulder non-profit community, currently serving on the Executive Board of Directors as Treasurer of the Boulder County YWCA. She also spent many years serving on the Steering Committee for Key4Women, a New York-based organization supporting women in business. 

303.443.4672 ext. 1368




Nadine Trujillo-Rogers - Business Banking Relationship Manager

Nadine Trujillo-Rogers

Nadine has been a banker in Northern Colorado for over 23 years, specializing in business banking. Before coming to Elevations, she worked for First Citizens Bank as a Vice President, Financial Sales Manager and a Business Services Rep. She also worked as a Vice President, Branch Manager for Bank of the West.

303.443.4672 ext. 1368

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