ROSEMONT, Ill., March 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Bruce W. Taylor, Chairman and
Chief Executive Officer of Taylor Capital Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: TAYC), and
Mark A. Hoppe, President and Chief Executive Officer of Cole Taylor Bank,
today announced that Lawrence G. Ryan has joined Cole Taylor Bank, a wholly
owned subsidiary of Taylor Capital Group, Inc. as Executive Vice President
of Commercial Banking.
"Our ability to attract talented bankers reinforces my confidence in
Cole Taylor's business model and market opportunity as a leading bank
providing financial services to closely held businesses," said Taylor.
"While these are challenging times, we will not be deterred from our
long-term goal to grow our commercial banking client base and diversify our
portfolio. Expanding our staff of experienced commercial bankers is the
next step in executing this growth strategy and we intend to continue to
recruit talented, experienced commercial bankers like Larry."
"I am very excited to welcome Larry Ryan, whose reputation in the
Chicago market and expertise in serving the needs of closely held
businesses makes for an excellent strategic and cultural fit with Cole
Taylor Bank," said Hoppe. "We believe that few banks in the Chicago market
rival Cole Taylor as a commercial banking platform. We have the
relationship management structure, corporate culture, talent and capital to
grow market share and our core customer base."
Ryan is a 27-year veteran of LaSalle Bank N.A., where he focused on
developing the market for financing the needs of closely held businesses.
He played a leadership role in building the Metropolitan Banking Group of
LaSalle Bank N.A., a business banking unit that served companies with sales
between $10 million and $50 million, where he was Group Senior Vice
President. Since early 2008, Ryan served as business banking Market
Executive in Chicago for Bank of America.
Ryan, 49, graduated in 1981 from the University of Illinois with a B.S.
in Finance and graduated in 1986 from the University of Chicago's Graduate
School of Business with an MBA in Finance. He serves on the Executive
Committee of the Western Golf Association/Evans Scholarship Foundation,
which provides college scholarships based on academic performance,
character, caddy record and financial need. Ryan and his wife, Jan, are
residents of Glenview.
About Taylor Capital Group, Inc.
Taylor Capital Group, Inc. is a $3.6 billion bank holding company for
Cole Taylor Bank, a Chicago-based commercial bank specializing in serving
the business banking, real estate lending and wealth management
requirements of closely held and family-owned small- and mid-sized
businesses. Cole Taylor Bank is a member of the FDIC and an Equal Housing
SOURCE Cole Taylor Bank