Pete Connolly is executive vice president and chief credit officer of commercial and industrial lending. He has spent more than 25 years in multiple functions of commercial banking, primarily in credit, underwriting, workout, and management roles. His entire career has been dedicated to the middle market space, handling privately held companies located in the Midwest. He also has vast experience assembling and motivating teams of credit professionals to help build a successful work environment and culture within commercial banking.
Prior to joining Wintrust, Pete was senior vice president and workout manager for JPMorgan Chase’s middle market banking and specialized industries division. Pete has a Bachelor of Science in economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA in finance from Loyola University.