Planted Roots

The bank planted roots in Madison in 1995 and ever since our story has been closely entwined with that of the local community and people we serve. When established, the vision was for a bank that focused on local decision-making, above-and-beyond personal service, and deep roots in the community. This vision created the platform for the kind of bank it would become and the qualities which customers would come to depend on.

When we first opened our doors, we had $5 million in capital representing the Bank’s total asset base. After the first full year in business, we reported assets of $35.6 million.


Million in Total Assets After Year 1

An Important Milestone



$50,000 Alicia Ashman Library Donation

Leading up to the grand opening of the new library, Capitol Bank donated $50,000 that went towards an 85-person meeting room for local groups.


Opened Verona Location

In 2006, Capitol Bank planted roots in the Verona community with the opening of a second office.


Private Banking Division Opens

The Private Banking team was formed as a service tailored for professionals in the medical, legal, dental, and accounting fields but with the expertise to serve any accredited entities. As an unabashed small team, Capitol Bank clients work with these same individuals from day one. They craft recommendations and approve terms in-house, quickly and flexibly. Learn more about Private Banking.


Continued Growth

Capitol Bank continues to grow, based on a foundation of delivering for our customers. It’s the reason we were formed nearly 30 years ago and our motivation to deliver for the next several years and beyond.




Locations 15 minutes from anywhere in Dane County


Million+ in Total Assets
“We value relationships and believe that people come first. I feel it’s important that we treat individuals with the respect and courtesy they deserve.”

– Ken Thompson, CEO and Chairman of the Board

Building relationships that make a difference.

Meet the team that makes what we do possible.


At Capitol Bank, people come first. Each customer is important and deserves respect, courtesy and professional service.


We’re committed to building relationships that make a difference. We want each of our customers to know that their needs matter to the Capitol Bank team.


Capitol Bank strives to create an atmosphere that promotes diversity, recognizing the unique needs of all our customers.


We believe that communication is the key to building trust. We always communicate openly and honestly with our customers to make sure that their needs are met.


Capitol Bank employees are always ready to take initiative, accept challenges and put their experience into action in ways that will help our customers achieve their goals.

Capitol Bank Board of Directors

The Board of Directors are strategic leaders in the bank’s growth and success.

Meet the Board

West and East Advisory Board Members

West and East Advisory Boards that focus on specific locations and markets.

Advisory Board