Officers & Directors

Officers & Directors

Senior Management

Mitchell Feiger
President and Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Feiger is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, positions he held with MB Financial, Inc. from February 1999 until completion of the MB-MidCity Merger. Mr. Feiger also serves as a director of the Bank and became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank in September 2010. Mr. Feiger began his career with Touche Ross & Company in 1982, and then in 1984 joined Affiliated Banc Group, a bank holding company which was sold in 1987, where he worked in various capacities until eventually becoming Executive Vice President. Mr. Feiger served as President and a director of Coal City Corporation from 1992 until the completion of the merger of Coal City Corporation into Avondale Financial Corp. (renamed MB Financial, Inc.) in February 1999. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Coal City Corporation from October 1998 until completion of that merger. Mr. Feiger served as a director of Calamos Asset Management, Inc. from 2007 to 2012. He also serves as a director of the Community Investment Corporation Board and serves on the Executive Committee of the Bankers Club of Illinois. Mr. Feiger has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company or one of its predecessors for more than 15 years. Mr. Feiger is a native of the Chicago area and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Mr. Feiger brings to the Board extensive industry experience, invaluable knowledge of all aspects of the Company’s business and operations, strong leadership and organizational skills and deep ties to the Chicago area and its local business community.
Randall T. Conte
Vice President and CFO of MB Financial, Inc. and EVP, CFO and COO of MB Financial Bank
Mr. Conte is Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of the Bank, a position he has held since April 30, 2016. From August 2014 to April 30, 2016, Mr. Conte was Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer of the Bank. Prior to the MB-Taylor Capital Merger, Mr. Conte was Chief Financial Officer of Taylor Capital and Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Cole Taylor Bank. In addition, he oversaw the Retail Banking Group at Cole Taylor Bank. Mr. Conte joined Cole Taylor Bank in 2008 from LaSalle Bank Corporation, where he last served as Executive Vice President and head of operations for LaSalle Bank’s retail, consumer and business banking businesses. Prior to that, he served as Chief Operations Officer for ABN Amro’s Mortgage Group and as Corporate Controller for LaSalle Bank Corporation. He was also a line of business Chief Financial Officer for ABN Amro Services Company. Before his tenure at ABN Amro / LaSalle, Mr. Conte held senior management positions at SBC Warburg (now UBS) and Arthur Andersen.
Rosemarie Bouman
Vice President of MB Financial, Inc. and Executive Vice President, Administration of MB Financial Bank
Ms. Bouman is Vice President of the Company and Executive Vice President, Administration and a director of the Bank. Ms. Bouman served in a variety of capacities for First Oak Brook and its subsidiary bank, Oak Brook Bank, from 1983 until our acquisition of First Oak Brook and Oak Brook Bank on August 25, 2006. Her most recent positions were as Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of First Oak Brook and as Senior Executive Vice President of Oak Brook Bank. Ms. Bouman previously served as an auditor with Arthur Andersen & Co. from 1979 to 1983.
Jill E. York
Vice President of MB Financial, Inc. and Executive Vice President, Specialty Banking and M&A of MB Financial Bank
Ms. York is Vice President of the Company and Executive Vice President, Specialty Banking and Mergers and Acquisitions of the Bank, a position she has held since April 30, 2016. Ms. York is also a director of the Bank. Prior to April 2016, Ms. York was Chief Financial Officer of the Company and Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of the Bank. Prior to the MB-MidCity Merger, she served as Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Old MB Financial since joining the Company in August 2000 and also served as Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and a director of Manufacturers Bank, Old MB Financial's subsidiary bank. Ms. York previously served as a partner with the public accounting firm of McGladrey and Pullen LLP. She was in public accounting for 15 years and is a member of the Illinois CPA Society. Ms. York is a member of the Board of Trustees of Illinois Wesleyan University.
Mark A. Hoppe
President and Chief Executive of MB Financial Bank
Mr. Hoppe is President and Chief Executive Officer of MB Financial Bank, N.A. From March 2010 until the MB-Taylor Capital Merger, Mr. Hoppe was Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Capital He also served as President and a director of Taylor Capital and as President, Chief Executive Officer and a director of Cole Taylor Bank from February 2008 until the MB-Taylor Capital Merger. Prior to joining Taylor Capital, Mr. Hoppe served in a variety of management positions with LaSalle Bank, N.A., a bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, including Executive Vice President from 1994 to 2001. He also served as an Executive Vice President of LaSalle Bank Midwest, N.A., a wholly-owned subsidiary bank of LaSalle Bank headquartered in Troy, Michigan, from 2001 to 2005, and as its Chief Executive Officer from 2005 to 2007. Mr. Hoppe serves on the Board of Directors for Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago and on the Board of Advisors and Executive Committee for Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Chicago. He is a member of the Board of Trustees and Finance Committee of Window to the World Communications, Inc. (“WTTW/WFMT”), the President’s Council for Heartland Alliance, Executive Committee Member of DePaul University’s Center for Financial Services, and the American Cancer Society’s CEOs Against Cancer.
Mark A. Heckler
Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking of MB Financial Bank
Mr. Heckler is Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking, a position he has held since March 2016. Mr. Heckler is also a director of the Bank. From April 2013 to March 2016, Mr. Heckler was Executive Vice President, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. Prior to April 2013, Mr. Heckler was responsible for the Risk Management area of the Bank. Prior to joining the Company in 2002, he was First Vice President of Bank One and served in various management positions with its predecessor organization, American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, since 1985. Mr. Heckler also served as Chairman of the Board of Norwood Life Care, a not-for-profit senior living facility in Chicago. He is also a Board member of Delta Dental of Illinois Foundation (DDILF), and Chairman of its Finance Committee. DDILF is the 501(c)(3) charitable arm of Delta Dental of Illinois and works to support and improve the oral health of people in Illinois, with a specific focus on children.
Brian J. Wildman
Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking of MB Financial Bank
Mr. Wildman is Executive Vice President, Consumer Banking of the Bank, a position he has held since March 2016. Mr. Wildman is also a director of the Bank. From April 2013 to March 2016, Mr. Wildman was responsible for Risk Management and was the Chief Risk Officer. Prior to April 2013, Mr. Wildman was responsible for the Bank's Wealth Management and Commercial Services groups. Prior to joining the Company in 2003, he was First Vice President of Bank One and served in various management positions with its predecessor organization, American National Bank and Trust Company of Chicago, since 1988. Mr. Wildman is a member of the Board of Trustees of Missionary Furlough Homes, Inc.

Board of Directors

David P. Bolger
Mr. Bolger was most recently the Chief Operating Officer of Chicago 2016, the effort to bring the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games to Chicago. Prior to assuming that role, he was Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Aon Corporation, the world’s largest insurance and reinsurance intermediary, a position held since early 2003. Prior to joining Aon, Mr. Bolger worked for 21 years at Bank One Corporation and its predecessor companies, serving in various roles including President of American National Bank & Trust Company of Chicago. Mr. Bolger served as a director of MF Global Holdings, Ltd. from January 2010 to November 2011. Since January 2012, Mr. Bolger has served as a director and chairman of the audit committee of Chicago-based Ryan Specialty Group, LLC, a global organization which seeks to provide wholesale brokerage, underwriting managers and other specialty insurance services. Mr. Bolger serves as a director of the Lincoln Park Zoo, the Chicago History Museum, World Sport Chicago, and Merit School of Music, all non-profit entities based in Chicago. Mr. Bolger has extensive experience in commercial banking and financial reporting. In addition, his experience as Chief Operating Officer of Chicago 2016 enhanced his organizational and leadership skills and strengthened his many ties to the Chicago community. Mr. Bolger is Chair of the Board’s Enterprise Risk Committee.
Charles Bryan Daniels
Mr. Daniels is the co-founder and principal of Prairie Capital Mezzanine Funds, L.P., Prairie Capital II, L.P., Prairie Capital III, L.P., Prairie Capital III QP, L.P., Prairie Capital IV, L.P., Prairie Capital IV QP, L.P., Prairie Capital V, L.P. and Prairie Capital V QP, L.P. Prairie Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on the lower-end of the middle market. He also serves as a director on the boards of Chicago Deferred Exchange Company, ProVest Holdings, LLC, R3 Education, Inc., Northfield LLC, TeacherMatch LLC and Riverchase Dermatology and Cosmetic Surgery LLC, and DRB Systems, LLC. Mr. Daniels is also a member of the board of advisors of Siena Capital Partners, Creation Investments, and Acceleration Academies, LLC. He sits on the Investment Committee Advisory Board of Community BancCorp and is a member of the visiting committee of the Physical Science Department of the University of Chicago. From March 2009 until its acquisition by the Company on August 18, 2014, Mr. Daniels served as a director of Taylor Capital. Pursuant to the merger agreement between the Company and Taylor Capital, the Company agreed to appoint Mr. Daniels to the Company’s Board of Directors upon completion of the transaction.
Mitchell Feiger
Mr. Feiger is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company, positions he held with MB Financial, Inc. from February 1999 until completion of the MB-MidCity Merger. Mr. Feiger also serves as a director of the Bank and became President and Chief Executive Officer of the Bank in September 2010. Mr. Feiger began his career with Touche Ross & Company in 1982, and then in 1984 joined Affiliated Banc Group, a bank holding company which was sold in 1987, where he worked in various capacities until eventually becoming Executive Vice President. Mr. Feiger served as President and a director of Coal City Corporation from 1992 until the completion of the merger of Coal City Corporation into Avondale Financial Corp. (renamed MB Financial, Inc.) in February 1999. He also served as Chief Executive Officer of Coal City Corporation from October 1998 until completion of that merger. Mr. Feiger served as a director of Calamos Asset Management, Inc. from 2007 to 2012. He also serves as a director of the Community Investment Corporation Board and serves on the Executive Committee of the Bankers Club of Illinois. Mr. Feiger has more than 25 years of experience in the banking industry, and has served as Chief Executive Officer of the Company or one of its predecessors for more than 15 years. Mr. Feiger is a native of the Chicago area and earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Chicago. Mr. Feiger brings to the Board extensive industry experience, invaluable knowledge of all aspects of the Company’s business and operations, strong leadership and organizational skills and deep ties to the Chicago area and its local business community.
Sunil (Sonny) Garg
Mr. Garg is the Energy Solutions Leader at Uptake, LLC. He joined Uptake in 2015, the leading insights-as-a-service software company to major industry, to lead their global energy practice. Prior to Uptake, Mr. Garg spent 13 years at Exelon Corporation, serving on the Executive Committee and holding numerous senior executive positions, including Chief Information and Innovation Officer and President of Exelon Power. Mr. Garg began his career in public policy, having been a research associate at Chapin Hall Center for Children and then serving as both an Assistant to Chicago Mayor Daley and a White House Fellow under President Clinton. He currently sits on the boards of Project&, the Invisible Institute, the Board of Atomic Scientists and Chapin Hall. Sonny earned a M.B.A. and a B.A. at the University of Chicago, and a M.P.P. from Harvard's Kennedy School of Government.
Charles J. Gries
Mr. Gries founded Charles J. Gries & Company, LLP, the predecessor firm to CJG Partners LLP, a public accounting firm, in 1983 and currently serves as the managing partner. From 1968 to 1983, Mr. Gries has served in various capacities in a regional and national CPA firm through the partner level. Prior to its acquisition by the Company on August 25, 2006, Mr. Gries served as a director of Oak Brook Bank since 1981, and as a director of First Oak Brook Bancshares, Inc. (“First Oak Brook”) since 2002. With more than 40 years of experience in public accounting and 30 years of experience serving as a bank director, Mr. Gries has in-depth knowledge of accounting and auditing matters affecting financial institutions and is a particularly valuable resource to the Company’s financial management. Mr. Gries is Chairman of the Board’s Audit Committee.
James N. Hallene
Mr. Hallene founded Capital Concepts, LLC, a Chicago-based private equity investment firm, in 1998 and currently serves as its principal. He is also a founding partner with CapX Partners, an equipment leasing fund and a licensee of the Small Business Administration’s Small Business Investment Company Program. Before Capital Concepts, Mr. Hallene co-founded and later sold the data-consolidation company, MaxMiles. For 15 years Mr. Hallene was employed at American National Bank, a subsidiary of Bank One Corporation, where he oversaw credit, cash management and technology-business units during his tenure. Mr. Hallene serves on the boards of KeHE Distributors, HallStar Company, VSA Partners, and Resource Land Fund. Through his prior work in the banking industry and current investment firm positions, Mr. Hallene brings to the Board a diverse array of business experiences and extensive knowledge of corporate governance matters. Mr. Hallene is Chairman of the Board’s Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee.
Thomas H. Harvey
Mr. Harvey was appointed Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company effective December 31, 2006. Mr. Harvey is the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Innovation: Policy and Technology LLC, an energy and environmental policy firm located in San Francisco. From 2007 through 2011, Mr. Harvey was the Founder and CEO of the ClimateWorks Foundation, the world’s largest philanthropic program dedicated to achieving low-carbon economic prosperity. From January 2002 to April 2008, Mr. Harvey served as the Environment Program Director of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation. From January 1991 to January 2002, Mr. Harvey served as President of Energy Foundation. Mr. Harvey’s executive positions with multiple foundations and other organizations provide him with strong organizational and leadership skills, which make him particularly well-suited to serve as Chairman of the Board and as Chairman of the Board’s Executive Committee. Mr. Harvey also has gained extensive investment experience through his management of the investment portfolio for a foundation and as the manager of multiple financial trusts. Mr. Harvey holds undergraduate and graduate degrees in engineering from Stanford University, with a focus on large systems management.
Richard J. Holmstrom
Mr. Holmstrom is Co-Founder and Vice Chairman of Menlo Equities LLC, a real estate investment and development company headquartered in Palo Alto, California. Prior to co-founding Menlo Equities, Mr. Holmstrom was a partner at the Shidler Group, a private real estate investment company with offices across the United States. Mr. Holmstrom is a member and past president of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the National Association of Industrial and Office Properties. He is a co-founder of New Resource Bank based in San Francisco, California. Mr. Holmstrom is a Trustee of the UC Berkeley Foundation, and a member of the Advisory Board of the UC Berkeley Haas School of Business. Other outside board experience includes serving as a director of the Stanford Alumni Association. Mr. Holmstrom brings to the Board extensive knowledge and experience in commercial real estate matters, which is one of the Company’s primary lending areas. The diversity of his other board experiences provides him with a unique perspective in addressing matters before the Board.
Karen J. May
Ms. May is Executive Vice President, Global Human Resources of Mondelez International, Inc. (formerly part of Kraft Foods, Inc.). She joined Kraft Foods in October 2005. Prior to that, Ms. May was Corporate Vice President, Human Resources, of Baxter International, Inc. and served in that capacity beginning in February 2001. Ms. May joined Baxter in 1990 as Director, Corporate Audit. Ms. May held various positions including Vice President/Controller of the U.S. Distribution Business and Vice President of International Finance. In 1998, Ms. May was named Vice President of Global Planning and Staffing. In 2000, Ms. May’s responsibilities expanded to include all global human resource functions including compensation, benefits, employee relations, development and employee services. Prior to joining Baxter, Ms. May worked at PriceWaterhouseCoopers in the Atlanta, Chicago and New York offices. With her initial career background in financial and accounting-related matters and more recent positions as a senior executive in charge of human resources for two large, publicly held companies, Ms. May brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in multiple areas of critical importance to the Board, especially with regard to compensation matters. Ms. May is Chair of the Board’s Organization and Compensation Committee.
Ronald D. Santo
Mr. Santo is Chairman of the Bank, and, prior to his retirement in September 2008, also served as Group President of the Bank and Vice President of the Company. Prior to the MB-MidCity Merger, Mr. Santo served as Executive Vice President and Secretary of MidCity Financial since 1998 and 1981, respectively, and as President and a director of The Mid-City National Bank of Chicago, a subsidiary of MidCity Financial, since 1998 and 1988, respectively. In addition, prior to the MB-MidCity Merger, Mr. Santo served as Chief Executive Officer and a director of First National Bank of Elmhurst, a subsidiary of MidCity Financial, since 1986, and Vice Chairman of the Board of First National Bank of Elmhurst since 1993. Mr. Santo’s career in the banking industry and his prior executive positions with the Company and its predecessors give him a thorough understanding of the Company’s business and invaluable institutional knowledge.
Jennifer W. Steans
Ms. Steans served as a director of Taylor Capital from September 2008 until the MB-Taylor Capital merger. Ms. Steans is the President of Financial Investments Corporation (“FIC”). From 1989 through 1992, Ms. Steans served as a consultant for the management consulting arm of Deloitte & Touche. Ms. Steans then served as Treasurer of Prime Graphics, Inc., until founding FIC in 1994. Ms. Steans is the current Chairman of USAmeriBancorp, Inc., a privately held Tampa Bay area middle-market bank, and Mortgage Contracting Services, LLC. Her other current business affiliations include service as a director of Boulevard Healthcare, LLC and ProVest Holdings, LLC. In addition, she serves as an advisory board member of Resource Land Fund III, LP, Carlyle Asia Growth Partners III, LP, Laramar Multi-Family Value Fund and Siena Capital Partners. Ms. Steans' affiliations with non-profit organizations include serving as trustee of The Chicago Foundation for Women, YWCA of Evanston/North Shore, Ravinia Festival, The Steans Family Foundation and Northwestern University. Ms. Steans received a B.S. from Davidson College and an M.M. from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
Renee Togher
Ms. Togher was appointed as a director of the Company in August 2011. Ms. Togher is President and a director of Chicago-based Azteca Foods, Inc., a family-owned, leading manufacturer of tortilla products. Ms. Togher also serves on the boards of Illinois Manufacturer’s Association, National Museum of Mexican Art, ADL, Inc. and Mercy Hospital. She is a past director of Greater Chicago Food Depository and Access Living, Chicago. Ms. Togher earned her Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. She completed the Loyola University Family Business Next Generation Leadership Institute Program. As President of a middle market company in the Chicago area and her strong ties to the Chicago community, Ms. Togher brings to the board business operating experience and first-hand knowledge of local market conditions, which make her a valuable member of the Company’s board.
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