John J. Kolbus

Group Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking

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John Kolbus joined Cole Taylor Bank in 2008 as Group Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking. He currently manages a team of experienced commercial banking relationship managers who are focused on serving the needs of closely-held middle market companies in the Chicago area. Mr. Kolbus also leads Cole Taylor Bank’s Dairy Finance team which provides custom financing solutions for the dairy industry, including cheese distributors, manufacturers of dairy ingredients, and cheese brokers.

Mr. Kolbus has more than 27 years of commercial banking experience. Prior to joining Cole Taylor, he was a senior vice president and regional manager for LaSalle Bank for nine years. He also had a 13-year career with Citibank where he served as Senior Vice President of commercial real estate and business banking.

He is a former member of the Illinois Chamber of Commerce and the DePaul Alumni Association. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Finance and Economics from Lakeland College and an M.B.A. from DePaul University.