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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.

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

Success Story: The Business Matchmaker

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Out-of-Control Email

After a recent vacation when I completely cut off from work for a week, I came back to an absolute disaster of an email inbox. After several days of playing…

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Check Out the New Event Supporting Nonprofits in Milwaukee

Wisconsin is an extremely passionate and giving state. Did you know that more than 35% of Wisconsin residents volunteer? That puts us fifth among all 50 states and Washington, D.C.…

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An Eagle Scout’s Call to Action

One of the most satisfying aspects of my work as President of our Milwaukee Region is meeting inspiring people who are driven to achieve. Whether they’re working diligently on their…

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Leadership Team

Brendan Freeman

President
First Business Trust & Investments

Madison, Wisconsin (HQ)

Joan Burke

Chair, Trust Committee
First Business Trust & Investments

Madison, Wisconsin (HQ)

Mike Flynn

President - Milwaukee Region
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Beth Korth

Senior Vice President - Director of Treasury Management
First Business Bank

Madison, Wisconsin (HQ)

Mark Meloy

CEO
First Business Bank

Madison, Wisconsin (HQ)

Industry & Service Experts

Paul Jansen

Vice President - Trust & Investments
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

Assistant Vice President - Treasury Management
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)

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)

Travis Frazier, CRC

SBA Portfolio Manager II
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)

Mary Oliverio

Client Relationship Specialist
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Anne Orlowski

Senior Client Services Associate
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Aaron Osten

Vice President - Trust & Investments
First Business Trust & Investments

Madison, Wisconsin (HQ)

Maria Peot, CMP

Event Planner
First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Kim Preston

Treasury Management - Milwaukee Market Leader
First Business Bank

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Becky Rosenow

Senior Credit Analyst/Portfolio Manager
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)

Kevin Brennan

Kenosha Market Advisory Board
President of ATF Inc. and President of Mikrotech LLC.

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Mitch Januszewski

Kenosha Market Advisory Board
Founder and a Principal of Regulatory Compliance Associates, Inc. (RCA)

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)

S.R. Mills

Kenosha Market Advisory Board
President Bear Development/CMA

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

John Silseth

Milwaukee Region Advisory Board Member
President - Antietam, LLC

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

Tim Wallen

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

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (Brookfield)

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