BlackRidge Financial

In 2004, Mark Anderson and Craig Weiss led the founding of BlackRidge Financial. Through BlackRidgeBANK, we today operate eleven banking offices as well as an independent insurance agency, BlackRidgeINSURANCE.

In 2016, BlackRidge Financial moved into its new headquarters adjacent to our BlackRidgeBANK location on Veterans Boulevard in West Fargo, ND. Our address is 825 26th Ave East West Fargo, ND 58078

Mark Anderson BlackRidgeBANK

Mark Anderson, CFA


Founder, Executive Management

Mark serves as President and CEO of BlackRidge Financial and BlackRidgeBANK. Mark has earned a Doctorate of Business Administration and le Diplôme de Certificat de Recherche dans la Science d'Administration from Grenoble École de Management and an Executive Doctorate of Business Administration from École Supérieure de Gestion à Paris et Paris School of Business – both triple-accredited French Grande Ecoles. He also holds masters degrees from Northeastern University (MS Finance), Creighton University (Investment Analysis), California State University (MA), and the University of St. Thomas (MBA). He holds professional designations as a Chartered Financial Analyst charter holder. In his free time, Mark serves as an Adjunct Professor in Finance and serves on the MSUM School of Business Advisory Council. He has also served on multiple nonprofit organization boards of directors.

Craig Weiss, CPA


Founder, Executive Management

Craig serves as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, and Director of BlackRidge Financial, Inc. and as a Director and Chief Financial Officer of BlackRidgeBANK. In addition to duties as Chief Financial Officer, Craig oversees Human Resources, Operations, Information Technology, and BlackRidge Insurance Agency. Prior to BlackRidge, Craig was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Community First Bankshares, Inc.