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Profile Summary * Experienced professional with a successful career in banking, business develop ment and administration * Excel at interfacing

with others at all levels to ensure organizational goals are attained * Proactive approach has resulted in capturing numerous accounts and expanding client base * Possess excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills * Excel within highly competitive environments where leadership skills are the k eys to success * An effective manager with the skills necessary to direct, train and motivate s taff to its fullest potential Employment First Merit Bank *Des Plaines IL Branch Manager, Vice President *2006-Present * High-profile management position accountable for soliciting business accounts and developing strategic alliances with clientele * Develop tactics to increase assets and profitability within a territory consi sting of two franchises throughout Des Plaines area * Devise and implement innovative marketing principles and promotional sales ev ents for commercial and retail projects to further branch goals * Counsel high net-worth individuals and commercial clients with regard to inve stment opportunities, risk analysis and monetary returns * Cross-sell banking services and products to clientele. * Developed a strategic marketing campaign targeting accountants and attorneys which has generated substantial referrals * Participate in community events to position the bank as a territory leader Responsible for the retail operations and audits of both offices Maintain both of the facilities within the regulatory and compliance guidelines. Highlights: * Generate on average $35,000+ in revenue and fee income on a monthly basis * Grew the FirstMerit (previously known as First Bank) footprint in Des Plaines by % between 2006-2010 Fifth Third Bank *Oak Park IL Branch Manager *2005-2006 * Directed daily operations of the retail branch, including branch sales, busine ss development customer service, and retention * Managed a staff of 10 customer service representatives and tellers * Analyzed financial statements and pertinent information to determine creditwor thiness of prospective customers * Counseled corporate clients and high net-worth individuals with regard to bor rowing and investments SBLI Mutual Life Insurance Company *Chicago IL Branch Manager * 2005 * Supervised a staff of ten members; recruited, trained, disciplined and dismiss ed staff * Coached staff on phone sales and etiquette * Provided strength in opportunity identification, goal setting and motivation t o outdistance the competition and drive peak productivity from ten staff members resulting in a successful grand opening of the first SBLI retail office in Chi cago Citibank FSB * Evanston IL Operations Manager *2002-2005 * Supervised a staff of 15 full and part time workers * Handled all performance reviews and professional development of each employee

* Maintained a low turnover of staff * Adminstred all audits of the facility, on a weekly, monthly and quarterly basi s * Identify control weaknesses, exceptions and deficiences in operations and prov ide recommendations to remedy these weaknesses * Adhere to all regulatory requirements and maintain the branch within limits * Responsible for management of four ATM machines, this included daily and bi-we ekly audits and mainatenance * Reconcile general ledgers for the branch * Control all operations of the branch, manage expenses, losses, revenue, margin and P&L Morgan Stanley * Chicago IL Financial Advisor *2001-2002 * Establish new account base and effectively built long term relationships with clients * Successfully build and manage diversified portfolios for individuals and small businesses * Analyze clients financial status, investment objectives and prepare customized portfolio recommendations in accordance to clients needs * Research investment opportunities and relate that to clients and prospective c lients * Responsible for completion of all paperwork associated with a sale and or main atenance of accounts Education University of Illinois *Chicago IL Bachelor of Science * May 2001 * Finance University of Melbourne *Melbourne Australia Study Abroad Program * 2000 Certifications * Financial Statement Analysis * Business Development Skills * Series 7, 63, 65 Life Health and Variable Annuities Top Sales recipient in 2010