Our Team

President
(952) 843-5121

Despite a successful corporate career in mortgage banking, Mick Thorsland had long harbored an entrepreneurial urge. So when his employer decided to exit the business, he says it was an easy...

Vice President
(952) 843-5124

It might be a stretch to say that Peter Hennen’s keen interest in real estate was “sparked” at 10 years of age on a friend’s family farm when he accidentally burned...

Vice President
(952) 843-5122

How much do lenders like working with Venture Mortgage? Sometimes so much that they end up going to work for the company. Steve Petersen is a prime example. After...

Vice President
(952) 843-5125

Kip Dunkelberger serves his clients by originating and placing commercial real estate loans with third-party lenders on their behalf. He is perhaps best known in the industry for persistently and...

Vice President
(952) 843-5133

Erik Johnson delivers innovative financing solutions for his clients throughout the Twin Cities area and beyond, leveraging strong relationships with a wide network of lenders, including life...

Vice President
(952) 843-5134

“It’s not the problem; it’s how you deal with it.” That was the advice Lucas Goring’s dad gave him when he was growing up and he says it still serves him well today. Every commercial real estate...

Associate
(952) 843-5132

One of the most valuable lessons Matt Karnas learned as a young boy growing up in Richfield, Minnesota came from his mom and dad, who frequently reminded him, “It’s not how you act when people are...

Assistant Vice President
(952) 843-5123

Nicki Kunz joined Venture Mortgage in 1993 and says she quickly fell “head over heels” for commercial real estate – lucky for us, our clients and lenders. Nicki’s...

Servicing Manager
(952) 843-5127

If Traci Kennedy wasn’t working at Venture Mortgage, she says that she’d probably be managing a restaurant. No, it’s not an infatuation with the food service...

Senior Research Analyst
(952) 843-5130

“Work smarter, not harder!” Those sage words of advice from an elder helped shape young Michael Elhard into the inquisitive, efficient and effective knowledge seeker and problem solver he is today...

Marketing Coordinator / Research Analyst
(952) 843-5131

Strengthening relationships, mentoring others, and being a good steward. Those are three of the most valuable qualities Emily Gadient strives to bring to her life, both on and off the professional...

Administrative Assistant
(952) 893-1877

Behind every great executive is a great administrative assistant and Pat Fox is a shining example. Pat is responsible for all administrative duties for the producers...