USD grad finds fit with fast-growing fintech company

June 18, 2019

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Brandt Van Roekel, business development associate at Expansion Capital Group.

Name: Brandt Van Roekel

Age: 24

Hometown: Boyden, Iowa

What brought you to Sioux Falls?

I came to South Dakota for college, so I have been in the area for a while. After graduating from USD, Sioux Falls provided me with the opportunity to stay close to friends/family while still finding a career that allows me to utilize the skills I worked so hard to learn!

What keeps you in Sioux Falls?

The growing economy, the sense of community, the people and the proximity to friends/family to name a few. I have been living in Sioux Falls for 13 months now, and Sioux Falls has been nothing short of great. Sioux Falls has all the amenities of a larger city but still manages to maintain a small-town feel.

What’s your favorite thing about your job?

The best thing about my job is that it challenges me every day. Working at a dynamic, rapidly growing company like ECG appeals to my competitive nature.

How did you get connected to your industry?

I majored in finance and received my MBA, so I knew that I wanted to begin working in finance of some sort. I came across a job posting for ECG through the university, and after doing some research on the company, it felt like a great match!

Describe Expansion Capital Group in three words.

Innovative, passionate, responsive — ECG’s core values.

What’s one business you’d like to see in Sioux Falls that isn’t here now?

Chick-Fil-A.

Where do you see yourself in five years?

In five years, I see myself continuing to work at Expansion Capital Group, providing small businesses the capital that they need, while still enjoying all the city of Sioux Falls has to offer!

USD grad finds fit with fast-growing fintech company

This week’s Up-and-Comer is Brandt Van Roekel, business development associate at Expansion Capital Group.

News Tip

Have a business news item to share with us?

Scroll to top