Pat leads the Wintrust national ESOP lending practice, providing competitive financing solutions to ESOP-owned companies. Pat has 27 years of commercial banking experience and a proven track record of developing and building relationships, financial analysis and risk management, and development of his staff. Throughout his career, Pat has been responsible for leading a team of bankers tasked with generating Middle Market opportunities in the Chicagoland area, and new and mature ESOP opportunities across the country. He is a member of the Illinois and National ESOP Association and the National Center for Employee Ownership (NCEO). Pat holds a bachelor’s degree in Accounting from Ball State University and a M.B.A. from Loyola University Chicago.