Kip Dunkelberger Named New President/CEO of Venture Mortgage!

Venture Mortgage Corporation Appoints Kip Dunkelberger as President and CEO

For Immediate Release

Contact:               Erika Young, Marketing

                             Venture Mortgage Corporation

Phone:                  (952) 843-5131

Fax:                       (952) 843-5131



Edina, Minnesota (November 20, 2015) - Venture Mortgage Corporation, a commercial real estate mortgage banking firm, announced today the appointment of Kip Dunkelberger as President and CEO. Mr. Dunkelberger will direct all aspects of Venture Mortgage Corporation’s operations and management.

Kip Dunkelberger has over 15 years of experience in commercial real estate finance and joined Venture Mortgage in 2010 as Vice President of Operations. He quickly began implementing innovative changes at Venture Mortgage, which have contributed to some of the most successful years in the company’s 26-year history. Previously, Mr. Dunkelberger’s career has included roles as Vice President with Welsh Companies in Minnetonka, Principal of Commercial Mortgage Advisors in Wayzata, and Analyst with Voyager Bank in Eden Prairie.

“Kip has been a vital part of our recent and ongoing successes, and I am thrilled to appoint him as my successor,” said Michael (Mick) Thorsland, Founder of Venture Mortgage Corporation.

As Mr. Dunkelberger takes over responsibilities for the executive leadership role, Mick plans to remain an integral part of Venture Mortgage Corporation for the foreseeable future.

“I have great respect for Mick and the organization he has built. Since 2010, Mick and I have worked together to strengthen our commercial loan origination and servicing platform by building a talented team who are responsive to the changing needs in the market. I am honored to follow in Mick’s footsteps and I look forward to continued growth,” said Kip Dunkelberger regarding the recent appointment.

Venture Mortgage, founded by Michael (Mick) Thorsland in 1990, is a full service commercial mortgage banking firm. The firm is a correspondent loan originator for a number of life insurance lenders. Additionally, the firm provides competitive lending options for its clients through banks, Wall Street conduits, government sponsored entities, and many other sources. Venture Mortgage is a member of Strategic Alliance Mortgage (SAM).  SAM is an organization of 22 entrepreneurial commercial mortgage banking firms throughout the United States.