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Please contact the following to learn more about our capabilities:

David Evely
Executive Vice President
Commercial Banking/Middle Market

Martha McGuire
Executive Vice President

Commercial Banking/Large Corporate & Lease Finance


Commercial & Industrial (C&I) Lending

We are a C&I-focused institution known for its speed of execution and reliability. We readily take on complex situations and unusual industry sectors on which other banks quickly take a pass. First Bank of Highland Park has an enviable willingness to take the time to understand a client’s business model, goals and challenges in order to craft a loan structure that matches a company’s circumstances and requirements. We are a proven, steady partner through the ups and downs of clients’ business cycles.

Our Commercial Bankers have 20+ years of experience with top money center banks and put their experience, passion and expertise to work for firms in the following segments:

Middle Market

First Bank of Highland Park has built an experienced Middle Market Banking team with a reputation for high-speed execution and reliability. Our bankers take the time to understand your goals as well as the challenges you face running your business. Working with you and your advisors, we craft a loan package that not only meets your current banking needs but anticipates your future needs as well.

Our Middle Market clients range from the area’s largest middle market corporations to sole proprietorships and professional partnerships. Their annual sales range from $15 million to over $1 billion. At First Bank of Highland Park, the Middle Market team readily takes on complex situations across a wide array of industry sectors. As such, our client base represents a good cross-section of industries. Most clients are located within a few hours of our Northbrook office.

 Loan Types
  • Working Capital Lines
  • Machinery & Equipment Financing
  • Letters of Credit
  • Owner Occupied Real Estate
  • Acquisition Financing


Large Corporate

The Large Corporate team participates in syndicated credits for Midwestern, Fortune 1000 size firms. In these broadly syndicated transactions, First Bank of Highland Park is typically a “credit only” provider, a compelling attribute for many of our Large Corporate clients. At First Bank of Highland Park, we understand many other financial institutions have cross sell goals and Large Corporate clients may have limited business and time to allocate among the bank group. It is often in the company’s best interests to have “credit only” providers, like First Bank of Highland Park.

As a privately held bank, less bureaucracy and local decision- making allows for quick response times. Our smaller size allows us to be nimble and take an intelligent risk on the company’s behalf.

Loan Types
  • Acquisition
  • Share Repurchase
  • Recapitalization
  • Refinancing
  • General Corporate Purposes

 For more information or to contact one of our experienced bankers:

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