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Compeer Financial Hires CIO


Nora Nolden, Communications Consultant

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Compeer Financial Hires Bruce Feist as Chief Information Officer


Sun Prairie, Wis. (Feb. 28, 2024) – Compeer Financial, a Farm Credit cooperative based in the Upper Midwest, is pleased to announce the appointment of Bruce Feist as the organization’s Chief Information Officer. 

A resident of Woodland, Minn., Feist will assume the responsibilities currently held by Jerry Wiese, who is set to retire from his role as CIO in April. With over 15 years of experience at Cargill, Feist brings extensive technology and leadership experience to Compeer Financial, having served in division chief information officer roles and other leadership positions. His global experience in technology, data and information, particularly in the agricultural sector, positions him well for his new role. 

In his capacity as CIO, Feist will lead Compeer Financial’s business technology and digital transformation efforts, focusing on creating business and client value through technology-based initiatives. He will spearhead digital strategies to elevate Compeer’s service offerings, which underscores the cooperative’s ongoing dedication to technological innovation in service to agriculture and rural America.

Feist holds a degree in Computer Information Systems from St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minn.

“Bruce’s robust background in guiding diverse and complex business technology strategies and teams will be instrumental as Compeer Financial seeks further innovative opportunities to serve and enhance the experience for our clients,” said Jase Wagner, president and CEO at Compeer Financial. “His strong business acumen, approach to change leadership and commitment to fostering a robust team culture make him an incredible asset to our organization. We are thrilled to welcome Bruce to our team.” 

About Compeer Financial

Compeer Financial is a member-owned Farm Credit cooperative serving and supporting agriculture and rural communities. The $31.9 billion organization provides loans, leases, risk management and other financial services throughout 144 counties in Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Based in the Upper Midwest, Compeer Financial exists to champion the hopes and dreams of rural America, while providing personalized service and expertise to clients and the agriculture industry.

Compeer Financial is the third largest cooperative of the Farm Credit System, a nationwide network of lending institutions supporting agriculture and rural communities with reliable, consistent credit and financial services. Learn more about Compeer Financial.



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