O'Brien HallMilwaukeeWI53201United States of America-
John has worked in the Banking Industry for 30+ years, and has held several Executive Officer positions. He is currently the Regional Chief Financial Officer for Wintrust Financial Corporation, overseeing the Wisconsin market. Prior to joining Wintrust in 2016, John started a denovo financial institution in 2004, initially as Chief Financial Officer. He later was appointed President and CEO of Foundations Bank and held that position until he completed the sale and merger of the Bank with Wintrust Financial Corporation. He initially started his career in banking as a Federal Bank Examiner for the FDIC for 11 years primarily in southeastern Wisconsin. He achieved a graduate degree at UW-Madison, at the Graduate School of Banking. He attended undergraduate school at UW-Whitewater, and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a Business Administration degree and a major in Finance. John has served on the Boards of several non-profit organizations in Waukesha and Milwaukee County during the past 20 years.