Daily News: August 2, 2013

Bruckner to Lead BMO Harris Arizona Commercial Banking Team

BMO Harris Bank said it named Tim Bruckner as Arizona regional manager, Commercial Banking. Bruckner, who most recently held a leadership position with the Arizona team, will now focus on leading the entire team and growing the business throughout the Southwest.

“We are significantly expanding our commercial reach and Tim’s leadership and skills will be key assets as we continue to build momentum,” commented Steve Johnson, BMO Harris Bank Arizona president.

“Tim has a great deal of experience running large commercial business units. We have an ambitious growth agenda in Arizona, and his appointment will help us meet our objectives,” said Katie Kelley, U.S. commercial banking regional head. “With the full complement of BMO Financial Group, we now bring a lot more muscle to the table.”

Bruckner has an extensive breadth of knowledge in credit, risk management, leasing, sales and equipment finance. He has held senior positions with BMO Harris Bank, Banc of America Leasing & Capital and with GE Capital in the Commercial Mid-Market space.

Over the past several months, Bruckner has been acquiring key talent to help bolster the Arizona team. He has hired lenders with experience in technical underwriting, dealer-sponsored structured finance, and industry-specific skills including healthcare, transportation and food distribution.

“We plan on continuing to expand the team to focus on growing our business,” added Kelley. “Our Arizona commercial team offers an optimal balance of local market knowledge and industry expertise, all supported by the strength of one of the largest financial institutions in North America.”

Tim Bruckner has more than 20 years in the financial services industry. He has been with BMO Harris Bank since 2006. Bruckner previously served as president of M&I Equipment Finance, national product head for healthcare with Banc of America Leasing & Capital and senior vice president – regional underwriting manager for GE Capital.