Brent Quast

Brent Quast

Senior Business Advisor


Brent Quast joined Alerus in November 2021 as a senior business advisor. In this role, he serves as the trusted point of contact for business clients and delivers comprehensive financial advice to help them achieve their financial wellness goals. Brent works closely with experts across Alerus to serve business clients’ holistic financial needs and ensure access to the company’s full suite of diversified services.

Brent has 20 years of experience in the financial industry. Prior to joining Alerus, he managed a portfolio of commercial client relationships for U.S. Bank in the southwest Minnesota region. His career includes serving in positions at large, national organizations and community banks, where he has developed expertise in consumer banking, private banking, and small business and commercial financial services. He serves a broad range of clients in industries including healthcare, professional services, manufacturing, and commercial and residential construction and development.

Brent holds a bachelor’s degree in biology from Winona State University in Winona, Minnesota, and a certificate in executive leadership from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Business. He is an active member of his community and has previously served in board positions with multiple organizations, including the Rotary International and the Red Cross. He currently serves as president of the New Prague (Minnesota) Economic Development Authority and is president of the New Prague Soccer Club. He lives in New Prague with his wife, Jill, their two children, and dog Lulu. In his free time, he enjoys coaching and watching his children’s sports, playing golf, reading, and cheering on the Iowa Hawkeyes football and University of Minnesota Gophers basketball teams.