Cole Taylor Bank announced that David R. Papritz has joined the bank as a group senior vice president and head of Corporate Development & Investor Relations. In this role, Papritz will report to Randall T. Conte, executive vice president, chief financial officer and chief operating officer.

Papritz joins the bank from Raymond James & Associates, where he was a managing director, focusing on advisory and other relationships with Midwestern community banks and other financial institutions. Prior to that, Papritz held a variety of financial and strategic growth initiative roles with LaSalle National Bank and its parent company, ABN AMRO North America.

In commenting on the hire, Conte said, “I’m very pleased to welcome Dave to Cole Taylor. His deep and broad experience in financial services, and his extensive knowledge of the marketplace, will serve him well as he leads the financial and strategic assessment of initiatives that will help our organization continue to grow. That same background will make him an effective liaison with the investment community and our shareholders. I’ve worked with Dave for many years and I’m highly confident that he will make significant contributions to Cole Taylor.”