Michael D. Sharkey

Executive Vice President, Asset Based Lending, Cole Taylor Bank

President, Cole Taylor Business Capital

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Michael D. Sharkey joined Cole Taylor Bank in July, 2008, as executive vice president responsible for the bank’s asset based lending group. He oversees a nationwide market with regional offices in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Dallas, Kansas City, Los Angeles, Memphis, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, San Francisco, Seattle and Stamford.

Mr. Sharkey has more than thirty-five years experience in financial services, including 15 years at LaSalle Bank’s nationally-ranked asset based lending group. As president and CEO of LaSalle Business Credit, he helped build the group into the fifth largest asset based lending company in the United States. During his tenure at LaSalle, he also served as executive vice president for LaSalle Bank and ABN Amro. Mr. Sharkey began his career in financial services with GE Capital as a field examiner and loan officer, and moved on to Manufacturers Hanover Commercial Corporation where he served as senior loan officer. From there, he joined and within four years became president of StanChart Business Credit, which was ultimately acquired by LaSalle Bank.

Mr. Sharkey is a permanent member of the Executive Committee of the Commercial Finance Association, as well as past president and chairman of that organization. He is also past president of the American Brain Tumor Association.

Mr. Sharkey is a graduate of Rutgers University and J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.