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Melisa Busse is a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for the Colorado market in Commercial Banking at Bank of America. In this capacity, her responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Melisa’s mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex.

Bringing 16 years of experience, Melisa joined Bank of America in 2019.  She was most recently a Relationship Manger in Business Banking at JPMorgan Chase in the Metro Denver region.  She began her banking career at Colorado State Bank & Trust where she was a Relationship Manger. Throughout her banking career, Melisa has served mid-sized companies in the Denver area to support their commercial banking needs.

To help create a more sustainable future for the companies and communities she serves, Melisa volunteers with several not-for-profit organizations focused on ending hunger and homelessness, and supporting foster children, most recently with Food Bank of the Rockies and United Way.  She also serves as a mentor for teammates across Bank of America. In addition, she previously served on the Colorado Women’s Chamber of Commerce.
Originally from Arvada, CO, Melisa graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Finance from the University of Colorado at Denver. She currently resides in Morrison, CO.


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Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Brenda Conroy


Sales Support Associate

Kenton Peterson

Vice President

Treasury Solutions Officer

Laura Jans


Treasury Sales Analyst

Scott R. Zuiderveen

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

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There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Bank of America relationship manager who is committed to your needs. Request an appointment today.