TAMPA, Fla., Aug. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Harris announced today that its Dealership Finance team is expanding into Florida with the hiring of Steve Gagnon as Director, Commercial Dealership Finance, Florida, BMO Harris Bank.
"The financial needs of auto dealers in Florida continue to grow, and Steve's experience, local market knowledge and passion for providing a great customer experience will ensure that their needs are met," said Ghram Debes, Senior Vice President and Head, Dealership Finance, BMO Harris Bank. "We are growing our team and entering new markets to serve the needs of our customers, and prospective customers."
The BMO Harris Dealership Finance team already has offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Indianapolis, Kansas City, St. Louis, Joliet and Crown Point, and has plans to continue to expand into new markets. BMO Harris' parent company, BMO Financial Group, has been actively serving the financial needs of auto dealers for the last 35 years.
About Steve Gagnon
Steve Gagnon has 17 years of Dealership Finance experience. He spent almost ten years at SunTrust Bank, where he rose to the position of Senior Vice President/Relationship Manager, a role in which he was responsible for the ongoing management, maintenance and continued growth of franchised auto dealership commercial loan portfolios. He has also had previous dealership-related roles at Bank of America, JM Family Enterprises and Ford Motor Credit Company.
About BMO Harris Bank
Based in Chicago, BMO Harris Bank N.A. provides a broad range of personal banking products and solutions through over 650 branches and approximately 1,350 ATMs in Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Kansas, Missouri, Minnesota, Nevada, Arizona and Florida. BMO Harris Bank's commercial banking team provides a combination of sector expertise, local knowledge and mid-market focus throughout the U.S. Deposit and loan products and services provided by BMO Harris Bank N.A. Member FDIC. BMO Harris Bank℠is a trade name used by BMO Harris Bank N.A. BMO Harris Bank is part of BMO Financial Group, a North American financial organization with 1,600 branches, and a retail deposit base of approximately $180 billion.
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