As the bank’s first employee in 2005, Mary Jayne Crocker helped establish St. Louis Park-based Bridgewater Bank’s culture and brand. During her career, she has overseen HR, IT, marketing, operations, finance, product development, facilities, retail banking, and investor relations. She was named COO in 2014 and has since led the bank through its Nasdaq IPO.
Bridgewater boasts a 40.5 percent efficiency ratio, remarkable given that the bank employs only 190. This performance is thanks largely to the rigorous hiring practices and company culture that Crocker helped put in place.
At the start of the pandemic, Crocker also helped seemlessly move her team to remote work.