Senior Business Advisor
Fernando Dizon Jr. joined Alerus in October 2018 with more than 25 years of financial industry experience at institutions around the world. As a business advisor at Alerus, he provides comprehensive financial services guidance for a variety of commercial clients.
Throughout his banking career, Fernando has served in leadership roles at banks throughout the U.S., in Hong Kong, and in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Through this diverse experience, he has developed extensive knowledge of commercial financial services, complex loan structuring, and strategic business planning, which he now applies through guidance provided to Alerus clients throughout Arizona.
Born in Manila, Philippines, Fernando enjoys travel with his family and has visited 60 countries. Before relocating to the Phoenix metro in 2018, he and his family lived in San Jose, Calif. He has previously resided in Palm Desert, Calif.; Kingman, Ariz.; and Manhattan, Kan., in addition to many years spent abroad.
Fernando graduated cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in financial management and holds a master’s degree in business administration from De La Salle University in Manila. He is a member of the Kiwanis Club of Tempe. His wife, Maridina, is a registered nurse. They are the parents of two children, Judy Marie and Fernando III (deceased). Fernando is based at Alerus’ Mesa office.