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MB Business Capital Opens Oklahoma City Office, Hires Curtis as Group President

October 06, 2015, 07:44 AM

MB Business Capital , the asset based lending division of MB Financial Bank, N.A., announced the appointment of John A. Curtis, as Group President. He will be responsible for leading the division’s new business development team in the Southwest. He will be based in MB Business Capital’s new Oklahoma City, Oklahoma office as part of MB’s strategic initiative to expand geographically.

John Curtis says, “I could not be more pleased to join MB. Their reputation of providing asset based solutions is one of the best in the country. I look forward to expanding the company’s presence in the Southwest and working with a very talented team.”

John brings over 30 years of banking and specialty lending experience to MB. Curtis helped found First Capital where he held a number of positions including; EVP of the Central Region, Chief Operating Officer, Controller, and Senior Credit Underwriter. Prior to First Capital, he worked for Scrivner Corp., Signal Capital Corp., and First Asset-Based Lending Group, Inc. and at the Whirlpool Corp.

He has been an active member of the Commercial Finance Association (CFA), Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG). He is a past member of the Executive Committee for the CFA and he has held various committee positions for the association.

Commenting on the announcement, Mike Sharkey, President of MB Business Capital said, “I’m very happy to welcome John to MB Business Capital. John Curtis is an esteemed financial professional that will enhance our already talented and successful national asset based lending team.”

MB Business Capital is the asset based lending division of MB Financial Bank, a Commercial bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. MB Business Capital seeks asset based lending opportunities in the $5 million to $50 million range and is offering dedicated syndication opportunities of up to $100 million. The firm can also provide access to the full range of business banking products and services offered by MB Financial Bank.

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