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We are honored to serve our clients in Milwaukee, where robust, diverse businesses continue to break ground and mark new achievements. Milwaukee-area business leaders deserve to work with local banking decision makers who are committed to building our community together. Along with a business model that allows us to dedicate more time and expert resources to you, we’re proud to deliver the highest quality attention and Milwaukee banking services.

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2018 Best Places to Work Award

Our Brookfield office serving the Greater Milwaukee area was pleased to receive a 2018 Best Places to Work Award from the Milwaukee Business Journal in the small category including 25 to 49 employees. First Business Bank, a member of the First Business Financial Services, Inc. family of companies, is dedicated to a culture that promotes a healthy, supportive environment for employees, which also benefits our clients. To learn more about our corporate culture, visit our culture blogs.

competitive advantages

Our clients often initially seek business banking, specialty financing, or private wealth strategies, and then experience success, leading them to implement more of our ideas and connect with our resources and services. We strive for multi-faceted, beneficial partnerships, because at First Business, one good thing leads to another.

PERSONAL ATTENTION

Time and individual attention are priceless today in financial services. Our First Business experts prioritize your success, and believe that a personal connection with you and your business is an important, long-term investment in your company and your prosperity.

EXPANDED ACCESS

You're an expert in your own finances and goals, but do you know how to reach them without missteps? With a narrow focus on business and high-net-worth individuals, First Business has a wealth of experience, data, strategies, and connections to help you make the best decisions.

INDUSTRY EXPERTS

Fiscal needs of a cheese maker differ from those of a parts manufacturer — one size does not fit all. Living in your community, we are immersed in the details of our local industries. You benefit from our commitment and history with top-notch industry connections and experience.

FOCUSED SERVICES

Likely you've discovered, too, that concentrating on what your business does well is a steady path to success. Our clients profit from the same outlook at First Business, where we designed focused, refined services solely for business banking and private wealth management.

Business Solutions

SBA Loans

We offer a variety of SBA loans including 7(a) Loans, 504 Loans, Express Loans, CAPLine Loans, Patriot Express.

Commercial Lending

We offer a complete line of business credit products including commercial lines of credit, commercial term loans, commercial real estate loans, and letters of credit.

Equipment Finance

Our Equipment Finance experts help you plan for and manage expenses, and develop customized financing strategies crafted with your business, cash flow, and industry in mind.

Treasury Management

We offer commercial service solutions such as checking and deposits, remote deposit, merchant processing, ACH, and Positive Pay.

Asset-Based Lending

Whether your company is growing quickly or suddenly losing financing, First Business Capital Corp. can help you as a reputable, responsive asset-based lending provider.

Company Retirement Plan Services

Turn to First Business for experts who not only know your local industry and marketplace, but also your specific needs and goals to create a retirement plan that's right for your employees.

Accounts Receivable Financing

First Business Growth Funding converts your accounts receivable into cash with level-headed, quick decisions from a trustworthy, national leader in client service.

Individual Solutions

Trust and Estate Administration

Preserving your wealth is of utmost importance to us, so we work as your team of experts to help fully realize your estate, business succession, or legacy plans.

Financial Planning

Our experienced team focuses on your personal ambitions to grow and preserve your wealth through every stage of your life with proven financial planning strategies.

Investment Management

Our First Business Investment Management experts have more than 125 years of combined experience and help clients manage more than $1.2 billion.

Private Banking

Our renowned ability to customize our services to your banking needs combine to create a type of concierge-level banking that you won’t find anywhere else.

Local Blogs

Leadership Team

Mike Flynn

President - Milwaukee Region
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Industry & Service Experts

Paul Jansen

Vice President - Trust & Investments - Sales
First Business Trust and Investments

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Dustin Van Peursem

Vice President Commercial Banking
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Errol Barnett

SBA Business Development Officer
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Bob Bell

Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking & Private Banking, NMLS #1012011
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Ryan Black

SBA Business Development Officer
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Alicia Buttchen

Treasury Management Officer
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Jay Cashmore

Vice President – Commercial Banking
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Mike Colloton

Vice President - Business Development Officer
First Business Capital Corp.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Travis Frazier, CRC

SBA Portfolio Manager I
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Nate Dosch, JD, MST

Vice President - Trust & Investments
First Business Trust & Investments

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Jim Flanagan

Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Kelly Foster

Senior Vice President - Commercial Banking
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Eric Fought

SBA Market Manager - Wisconsin
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Kathy Giorgi

Client Relationship Specialist - Treasury Management
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Kelly Goeller

Senior Business/ IT Analyst
First Business Financial Services Inc.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Mike Groth

SBA Portfolio Manager
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Ross Kohl

SBA Business Development Officer
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Chase Kostichka

Vice President – Commercial Real Estate Banking NMLS #1284386
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Patrick Kuhn

Vice President - Equipment Finance
First Business Bank Equipment Finance

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Alissa Moore

Senior SBA Loan Operations Specialist
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Mary Oliverio

Client Relationship Specialist
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Anne Orlowski

Senior Client Services Associate
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Maria Peot, CMP

Marketing Events Specialist
First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Kim Preston

Vice President - Treasury Management
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Tom Rude

First Vice President - Equipment Finance
First Business Equipment Finance, LLC

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Aaron Schmanski

Vice President
First Business Trust & Investments

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Amy Schneider, CWS

Vice President - Private Wealth Management, NMLS #780006
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Peggy Stoop

Assistant Vice President - Private Banking
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Sarah Szejn

Assistant Vice President - Milwaukee Region
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Andrea Wolf

Vice President Commercial Lending
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Spencer Woodbury

Commercial Banking Associate
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Board Resources

Meg Boyle

Milwaukee Region Advisory Board Member
Vice President & CFO Paul Davis Restoration & Remodeling

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Timothy Keane

Holding Company Board Member, First Business Bank Board Member, Milwaukee Region Advisory Board Member & Kansas City Region Advisory Board Member
Director of Golden Angels Investors, LLC

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

W. Kent Lorenz

Holding Company Board Member, First Business Bank Board Member and Milwaukee Region Advisory Board Member
Retired Chairman and CEO – Acieta LLC

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

John Silseth

Milwaukee Region Advisory Board Member
President - Antietam, LLC

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Dave Vetta

Milwaukee Region Advisory Board Chair
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Tim Wallen

Milwaukee Region Advisory Board Member
Principal and Chief Executive Officer - MLG

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

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