BMO Financial Group announces expansion of commercial banking operations in Florida


Team focused on providing mid-market clients statewide access to BMO’s full suite of financial services and industry expertise

ORLANDO, Florida, January 7, 2022 / PRNewswire / – BMO Financial Group Expands Commercial Banking Operations by Florida, announcing new leaders in South florida, West Florida and central /North Florida Regions. The Florida Commercial Banking team will continue to be overseen by Marty McAndrew, Managing Director of BMO and Florida Market Executive, Commercial Bank.

“We see a tremendous opportunity to leverage our industry expertise and local market knowledge to help local business leaders to Florida expand their operations and continue to drive economic growth, ”said McAndrew. “We have a very strong and experienced local management team in place, and we look forward to building on our momentum across the state. “

BMO Commercial Banking office at Orlando, which was announced in July, will be managed by Kris dake, General Manager and Team Leader, Central /North Florida, The Commercial Bank. A Florida State University A graduate, Dake provided financial solutions to corporate clients of the Center and North Florida for over 23 years and has been very active in the local community. Dake has already expanded the team to Jacksonville with the recent hiring of Steven dackiewicz as Director, Commercial Bank.

Shawn oden was appointed general manager and team leader, South florida, The Commercial Bank. Oden will lead the bank’s commercial banking operations through palm beach, Broward and Miami-Dade counties. A South florida native and University of Florida A graduate, Oden has spent his entire 17 year career in commercial banking in the market and is well connected throughout the region.

Finally, BMO launched a new commercial banking group in Tampa Bay, which is led by Jean Astrab, general manager and team leader, West Florida, The Commercial Bank. Astrab has strong ties to the local market, having provided commercial banking services in West Florida for over 15 years.

The Commercial Banking team focuses on a wide variety of industries including manufacturing, wholesale, distribution, engineering and construction, food and business services, providing customers with access BMO’s full suite of financial services and industry expertise.

BMO already has 17 retail branches in Florida, as well as three wealth management offices located at Sarasota, Naples and Palme West Beach, and billions of commercial loan commitments already made across the state. In total, BMO has approximately 200 employees based in Florida.

About BMO Financial Group
Serving clients for 200+ years, BMO is a highly diversified financial services provider – the 8th largest bank in North America by assets. With total assets of C $ 988 billion as at October 31, 2021 and a diverse and highly engaged team of employees, BMO offers a broad range of personal and commercial banking, wealth management and investment banking products and services to more than 12 million customers and operates through three operating groups: Personal and Commercial Banking, BMO Wealth Management and BMO Capital Markets.

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