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MB Financial Announces Leadership Changes

March 07, 2016, 08:07 AM

MB Financial, the holding company for MB Financial Bank, N.A., announced leadership changes intended to further secure MB’s position as the leading commercial bank in the Midwest. These changes are in-line with MB’s strategic objectives of providing our clients with world class service, our shareholders with superior profitability and lower risk, and our employees the best opportunities for development and advancement.

Other than the Chief Financial Officer appointment as noted below, the following changes are effective immediately:

  • Mark Heckler, currently EVP Commercial Banking and Wealth Management, will become EVP Commercial Banking and lead all commercial banking activities for MB. In this role, Mark will have responsibility for Middle-Market Commercial Banking, Commercial Specialty Banking, Commercial Real Estate, Treasury Management, Capital Markets and International Banking.
  • Brian Wildman, currently EVP Risk Management and Chief Risk Officer, will lead all of MB’s consumer businesses in his new role, EVP Consumer Banking.  In this role, Brian will oversee MB’s Branch Banking, Business Banking, Mortgage and Consumer Lending businesses.  Brian will remain MB’s Chief Risk Officer until a replacement is named.
  • Jill York, currently Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank, will become EVP responsible for a portfolio of businesses, including Wealth Management, Card Services, Leasing and Indirect Lending.  Jill will also retain responsibility for Mergers and Acquisitions.
  • Randy Conte, currently the Bank’s Chief Operating Officer, will become Chief Financial Officer of the Company and the Bank effective on April 30, 2016. Randy will also have responsibility for Technology, Operations and Business Transformation and will remain Chief Operating Officer of the Bank.

“We are fortunate to work at a company that has realized significant growth and change over a long period of time," said Mitch Feiger, CEO of the Company. “Our success is a consequence of our ability to adapt to a constantly changing environment and to embrace opportunities as they arise. It is also the result of the principled focus on our strategic plan and Core Values by the incredibly talented people that make up our company.”

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