About Us

Community Partner Since 1927

Our History

The Equitable Bank’s history started over 100 years ago, when a hard-working German immigrant, fled the Chicago fire and came to Milwaukee looking for work. In 1878, Charles Pittelkow started his own insurance business with the focus of helping fellow immigrants buy homes. People brought their savings to “Honest Uncle Charlie,” as he was known, for safekeeping until they saved enough to buy steamship tickets to bring their loved ones to America. In turn, the money deposited allowed Charlie to provide mortgage loans so people could realize the dream of owning their own home.

Equitable continued to be a family run business for many years. In the mid-nineteen twenties, Charles’s son R.J. became president, expanded the lending portion of the business and on May 24, 1927, The Equitable Savings Building and Loan Association was formed. In 1941 Robert C. Pittelkow, son of R.J., became president. Then in 1982, Robert’s son Charles R. Pittelkow succeeded him as president. Charles continues to serve as an Emeritus Director on the Board today.

Jennifer L. Provancher is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Vice Chairman of the Board at The Equitable Bank. Jenny previously served as President, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of The Equitable Bank, where she has worked since 1991. She has held various positions at other financial institutions in Milwaukee, served on the board of the Wisconsin Club, where she is currently a member of the Finance Committee, served as Treasurer of the Exchange Club of Milwaukee, and is a long-time member and past President of the Milwaukee Chapter of the Financial Managers Society.


Partnering with Jenny is The Equitable Bank's President, Thomas Sattler. Tom has over 28 years of banking experience at three community banks focusing on customer service, marketing and public relations. Tom joined The Equitable Bank in 2005 as Marketing Manager. He is a member of the Milwaukee Rotary Club and currently serves as the Chairperson for the Done in a Day committee. He is active with the Wisconsin Bankers Association (WBA), serving as the Chairperson of the Retail Committee and is the advocacy officer for the Bank. His skills provide sales and marketing perspective that will help us in our efforts to maintain The Equitable Bank’s position as a high performing community bank in southeastern Wisconsin.



Since our founding in 1927, employees have been the main reason for The Equitable Bank’s success. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and we offer competitive salaries, excellent benefits and the opportunity for career advancement. If you are customer-oriented, enjoy working with people, take pride in your work and want to work for an organization you can believe in, we invite you to become part of The Equitable Bank team.

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The Equitable Bank strives to make applying for jobs accessible to any and all users. If you would like to contact us regarding the accessibility to our job website or need assistance completing the application process, please contact Human Resources at (414) 476-6434 or humanresources@equitablebank.net.

The Equitable Bank is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We consider all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws.


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