Daily News: March 6, 2019

BMO Names New Regional Presidents, U.S. Head of Retail Specialty Sales


BMO Harris Bank appointed three Personal and Business Banking team members as regional presidents throughout the United States: Chris Michalski, Bernard Narine and Tony Tintinalli. Steve Zandpour was concurrently appointed head of U.S. Retail Specialty Sales.

“BMO’s roots in the United States are Midwestern. We are delighted to announce this team of strong leaders who will ensure BMO continues to provide exceptional service to our valued customers in these markets,” said Ernie Johannson, group head of U.S. personal and business banking. “I am excited to see the integration and acceleration our new regional leaders will create among their teams to help our customers achieve their unique financial goals across our branch footprint.”

As regional president of the Midwest region, which includes Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri and Indiana, Michalski will focus on customer experience and mentoring teams to deliver a unified, integrated offering for customers. Michalski is a seasoned industry veteran with over 25 years of experience. He most recently led U.S. mortgage sales and previously served as regional president for Southeast Wisconsin.

Narine will be responsible for overseeing Chicago’s south region for all BMO locations and teams. Previously, Narine served as regional president for Arizona and Florida in addition to overseeing Minnesota, Kansas, Missouri and Indiana on an interim basis. Narine has over 25 years of financial services leadership experience, including team leadership in large metropolitan markets.

Tintinalli will serve as regional president for Chicago’s north region, helping drive his team’s success with personalized BMO customer interactions. Most recently he served as head of U.S. premier sales, with accountability for driving customer experience and growth for the business. Prior to that, Tintinalli served as regional vice president for Toronto Downtown, one of the largest personal banking markets in Canada.

In his newly created role, Zandpour will drive sales, service and financial results for U.S. premier sales, business banking and mortgage sales. He will collaborate with partners across the U.S. businesses to maximize productivity and contribute to growth goals. A 20-year industry veteran, he most recently served as regional president for Chicago’s north region.