Jonathan O'Dea

Jonathan O'Dea


Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking
Dairy Finance



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Jonathan O’Dea joined Cole Taylor Bank in 2008 as a senior vice president in the commercial banking division.  In addition to developing and managing relationships with closely-held middle market businesses, Mr. O’Dea is also a lead member of Cole Taylor’s Dairy Finance team.  In this capacity, Mr. O’Dea develops comprehensive financing solutions for dairy industry companies. His clients include manufacturers of dairy ingredients, cheese distributors, and cheese brokers.

Mr. O’Dea has more than a decade of commercial financing experience. Prior to joining Cole Taylor Bank, he was an assistant vice president in the commercial banking division at LaSalle Bank.  During his tenure there, he focused on business development efforts for the Metropolitan Banking division in Vernon Hills, Illinois.

He is a member of the American Dairy Products Institute and an advisor at Catapult Chicago, a non-profit, collaborative community for start-up companies.

Mr. O’Dea holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.