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Management Team

William F. McCarty III, President & CEO

William F. McCarty III, President & CEO, has over thirty years experience in the banking industry. He also serves as a Director of Belmont Financial Group, Inc. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President, member of the Executive Management team and Bank Director of MB Financial Bank, NA. Mr. McCarty also held the position of President & CEO, Chairman Pro Tem and Director of the First National Bank of Morton Grove. He was also Senior Vice President of the MidCity Financial Corporation, a five-bank holding company. Mr. McCarty received a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a MBA from DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business. 

Jose O. Torres, Senior Vice President

Jose O. Torres, Senior Vice President, brings more than thirty years experience in the banking industry to Belmont Bank & Trust. Most recently, Mr. Torres' work experience has centered in lending for both commercial real estate and construction projects. He previously served in a similar role for several Chicago community banks. Mr. Torres started his career with The Mid-City National Bank of Chicago and has extensive experience in many areas of banking, all in the Chicago area.

David M. Peshek, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer

David M. Peshek, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, has over twenty years of experience in the banking industry. His primary responsibilities are retail deposit operations. Mr. Peshek also serves as the Compliance Officer, BSA Officer, IT Officer and Security Officer. Most recently, he was Vice President of Retail Administration at MB Financial Bank, NA. Mr. Peshek started his career at the First National Bank of Morton Grove where he served in several different capacities during his tenure. Mr. Peshek earned his BS in Finance and a MBA from DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.

Ronald J. Banks, Chief Financial Officer

Ronald J. Banks, Chief Financial Officer, has served in this capacity since the Bank’s opening. Prior to joining the Bank, Mr. Banks served in various senior level finance officer capacities in state and local government. Mr. Banks is also a member of many professional organizations. Mr. Banks earned his BA in Accounting from Illinois Benedictine College and a JD from The John Marshall Law School.

Board of Directors

  • Catherine M. Adduci, Director
  • James J. Banks, Chairman
  • James A. DeLeo, Director
  • Riccardo A. Di Monte, Director
  • Sylvester J. Kerwin, Jr., Director
  • William F. McCarty III, President & CEO
  • Christopher R. Stephens, Director 

Officers

David A. Dagley, Vice President

David A. Dagley, Vice President, began his career in the banking industry after receiving a BS in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2005. Dave has experience in several areas of lending including commercial real estate, construction and small to mid-sized business lending. He is also experienced in credit analysis and loan portfolio management. He is a 2010 Graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin — Madison where he vastly expanded his knowledge of the banking and financial services industries.

David S. Schwabe, Assistant Vice President

David S. Schwabe, Assistant Vice President, joined Belmont Bank & Trust in August 2018. David entered the banking industry in 2012 at First Midwest Bank after receiving his BS in Finance from the University of St. Francis in Joliet, IL. David specializes in building relationships with business owners throughout Chicago and the surrounding suburbs by providing depository and lending solutions. He is currently enrolled at DePaul University, Kellstadt Graduate School of Business where he will earn his MBA.

Stavros Georgikos, Finance and IT Director

Stavros Georgikos, Finance and IT Director, joined Belmont Bank & Trust Company in 2007. Mr. Georgikos holds a BS in Accounting and a MBA in Finance from Dominican University. He is skilled in the areas of financial accounting and analysis, budget planning and profit analysis, internal/external financial reporting, asset liability management, enterprise risk management, and strategic planning.

Young Kim, Retail Banking Officer

Young Kim, Retail Banking Officer, has over 10 years of experience in the banking industry. Her primary responsibilities are Retail Deposit and branch operations. Ms. Kim started her career at the First National Bank of Morton Grove in several different areas of the bank, including consumer lending, mortgage loan origination and personal banking. 

Michael Zagorski, Credit Officer

Michael Zagorski, Credit Officer, joined Belmont Bank & Trust Company in 2008. Michael has also held the positions of Credit Analyst and Commercial Banking Associate. Michael began his career in the banking industry after receiving a BS in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008. He is a 2016 graduate of the Graduate School of Banking at University of Wisconsin - Madison.

Kathy Kalinowski, Retail Banking Officer/HR Director

Kathy Kalinowski, has over ten years of experience in banking industry. Prior to joining the Bank, she worked for MB Financial Bank. She is skilled in the areas of retail operations, compliance, AML, personal banking and HR. Kathy holds a BS degree in Management from National Louis University and a Master of Human Resource Management from Keller Graduate School of Management. She is also a member of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Robert Sztremer, Loan Operations Officer

Robert Sztremer, Loan Operations Officer, joined Belmont Bank in 2008 in a capacity of a Loan Processor, bringing with him 10 years of working experience in residential mortgage lending industry. He graduated from DeVry University in 2013 with a BS in Finance and currently pursues a MS in Accounting from Keller Graduate School of Management. Robert's expertise lays in lending compliance, loan documentation, closing, and funding.

Joseph A. Zagorski, Banking Center Manager

Joseph A. Zagorski, Banking Center Manager for the Downtown branch, joined Belmont Bank & Trust Company in 2008. Joseph previously held positions as Universal Banker and Customer Service Representative with Belmont Bank & Trust. Joseph received his BA in Business Administration and a MBA, with concentrations in economics and organizational development, from North Park University.

Michael P. Leonetti, Assistant Vice President

Michael P. Leonetti, Assistant Vice President, joined Belmont Bank & Trust Company in 2016. Michael entered the banking industry after receiving his BS in Finance from Augustana College in 2011. He developed skills in both credit analysis and portfolio management through an extensive two-year credit analyst rotational program, where he gained the tools and knowledge necessary to become a well-rounded commercial lender. Michael is experienced in commercial real estate, construction, middle-market business lending and asset-based lending.

Andrew Gomez, Banking Center Manager

Andrew Gomez, Banking Center Manager at the Wicker Park branch, joined Belmont Bank & Trust Company in 2016. Andrew entered the banking industry after 8 years in commercial real estate brokerage specializing in retail leasing, development, disposition and tenant representation. He received his BS in Finance from James University in 2009. Andrew is experienced in commercial real estate, construction, middle-market business and asset-based lending.

Staff

Accounting

  • Mateusz Ziejewski — Accountant
  • Alexander Lulek — Accountant

Commercial Banking

  • Valeriia Babina — Loan Operations Associate
  • Trevor Baldwin — Credit Analyst
  • Joseph P. Brock — Portfolio Manager 
  • Valentyna Jakuts — Senior Loan Processor
  • Christopher Lane — Credit Analyst
  • Alfredo Moreno — Senior Credit Analyst
  • Wendy Rivera — Customer Service Associate
  • Mariya Serednya — Loan Operations Associate

Retail Banking 

  • Maria Bobel — Customer Service Manager 
  • Tomasz K. Bos — Personal Banker
  • Julie James — Customer Service Associate
  • Adrianna Jarek — Universal Banker 
  • Paulina Kochanowska — Universal Banker
  • Juliette Kruczek — Customer Service Associate
  • Marisabella Reyes — Customer Service Associate
  • Anastasiya Sula — Customer Service Manager

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