ROCKVILLE, Md., Aug. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- BMO Harris announced today that its Dealership Finance team is expanding into Virginia with the hiring of Jeff Carmines as Director, Commercial Dealership Finance, BMO Harris Bank. Carmines will focus primarily on business development in the Greater Washington Area, Maryland and Virginia, although he will also have responsibilities for the surrounding states as well.
"Auto dealers are looking for a bank that understands their unique financial needs and can offer a wide variety of solutions, and that's exactly what we offer at BMO Harris Bank," said Ghram Debes, Managing Director, Head of Dealership Finance. "Jeff brings to his new role an optimal combination of experience, expertise and local market knowledge."
The BMO Harris Dealership Finance team already has offices in Chicago, Milwaukee, Minneapolis, Tampa, 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 Jeff Carmines
Jeff Carmines has a banking career that spans 28 years with 24 of those years managing Automobile Dealer relationships. Most recently he spent twelve years at SunTrust Bank, where he was responsible for the growth and management of a large portfolio of auto dealerships in the Greater Washington area of Maryland and Virginia. Previously, he managed a national Auto Dealer portfolio for JM Family Enterprises.
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(SM) 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.
SOURCE BMO Harris Bank