Harris Names Randall Raup Head of Retail Lending

23-year banking veteran brings strong customer focus and exceptional leadership experience

Jun 29, 2010, 16:31 ET from Harris

CHICAGO, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Harris today announced Randall Raup as its new senior vice president and head of Retail Lending. Raup will be responsible for leading a team of professionals to deliver Harris' retail credit lending products and services, including mortgage, home equity, and consumer loans. He will be based out of Harris' Consumer Lending Center in Rolling Meadows.

A 23-year veteran of the banking industry, Raup has served in leadership roles at HSBC, Household International, and KPMG, LLP. As head of Harris' Retail Lending, Raup will be responsible for driving profitable direct consumer credit growth through business development, effective risk management, strategic market initiatives and exemplary customer service.

"Randy is an asset to our leadership team," said Chris McComish, Executive Vice-President, Head of Personal Banking, Harris, N.A. "His long track record of success coupled with his proven expertise in leading teams of skilled individuals position him strongly to execute our customer-focused strategy of providing simplicity, guidance and financial know-how."

Randy earned his undergraduate degree in business from Eastern Illinois University, and his master's degree in management from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. He is also a Certified Public Accountant. Randy and his wife, Betty, currently reside in Wilmette.  

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Harris is an integrated financial service organization providing more than 1.2 million personal, business and corporate clients with banking, lending, investing and wealth management solutions. The organization is a member of the BMO Financial Group (NYSE, TSX: BMO), which also provides corporate and investment banking services in the U.S. under the BMO Capital Markets name.

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