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Jim Swabowski


Vice President, Commercial Banking
ESOP Finance



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Jim Swabowski joined Cole Taylor Bank in 2008. He is responsible for developing new business opportunities and creating financing solutions for closely-held middle market companies. Mr. Swabowski is also a member of Cole Taylor’s national ESOP Finance Group.  In this capacity, he develops strategic financing for business owners and ESOP professionals, including leveraged, non-leveraged, and second stage transactions.

Prior to joining Cole Taylor, Mr. Swabowski was a commercial credit analyst with LaSalle National Bank where he acquired extensive knowledge in credit analysis and risk management.

He is a member of the ESOP Association and the Illinois ESOP Association.  He is a former Associate Board member of the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund, an organization that provides high school scholarships and educational support to economically disadvantaged students.

Mr. Swabowski earned a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois.