April 28, 2021

Meet Riverland Employee Jesse O’Connor!


Jesse O'Connor portraitJesse O’Connor is Riverland Bank’s IT Specialist, and he has been working in the IT field in some capacity for about 20 years. Jesse grew up in Shakopee, MN, and then attended Brown College, where he received an associate degree in network development. He has worked for large companies for most of his IT career, and he decided to come to Riverland Bank for a change of scenery and to get some new experience. He says working at Riverland has been a breath of fresh air! We had a fireside chat with Jesse to learn more about him.

Q. What do you like best about working at Riverland?

A. Riverland Bank has a great company culture. My favorite thing about working here is the coworkers I get to work with every day.

Q. What do you like to do in your free time for fun?

A. I like to dance and to check out new restaurants around the Twin Cities. I have also recently embarked on a new journey in mixed martial arts. I am currently taking classes in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai kickboxing. I love it!

Q. What is your favorite book or movie?

A. My favorite movie is Office Space. I do not have a favorite book, but my favorite author is R.A. Salvatore.

Q. In what ways are you involved in the community?

A. For the past five years I have been heavily involved in helping people in the community who are recovering from addiction.

Q. What is a cause or topic you are passionate about?

A. I am passionate about the process of recovery. It is truly remarkable to witness a person turn negative life circumstances into positives.

Q. What is your favorite quote?

A. Love Life.

Q. How do you positively contribute to customers’ experience at Riverland?

A. I help resolve IT issues for our team members so they can in turn provide the best possible experience to our customers.

Q. What else would you like to share about yourself?

A. I am a proud father of 7-year-old twins, August and Mylo.