Signature Bank Adds Experienced Leader to Commercial Lending Team

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New hire underscores Signature Bank’s organic growth strategy within Chicago business community

Chicago-based Signature Bank is pleased to announce the hire of Michael B. Hagen as Senior Vice President of Commercial Lending. Hagen is an experienced leader in Commercial Lending who has deep roots in the banking industry in Chicago.

“Mike Hagen is a great fit for Signature Bank,” said Signature Bank President & CEO Mick O’Rourke. “We are excited that Mike brings a passion for working with entrepreneurs and a long-standing commitment to the middle-market business community in Chicago.”

Hagen began his career at American National Bank in Chicago and has worked extensively with privately owned companies over his professional life.

“I believe in the model of true relationship banking,” Hagen said. “Privately owned companies are well served by boutique commercial banks like Signature who can really get to know the people behind the business. Signature Bank fits the way I’ve tried to do business throughout my career.”

Signature Bank is a full-service commercial bank focused exclusively on serving the needs of privately owned businesses and their owners.

Hagen is former Board Chair and current Executive Board member of the Illinois Chapter of Boys Hope Girls Hope (BHGH). In 2015, he and his wife received the Joseph S. Kearney Heart of Gold award from BHGH for their dedication to the organization. Hagen is also a Director of the Western Golf Association for Westmoreland Country Club, an original Board Member of the Cristo Rey Jesuit High School in the Pilsen community of Chicago, and a sponsor in the Link Unlimited program. Hagen has a B.A. from Georgetown University and an M.B.A. from Northwestern University Kellogg School of Management.

Signature Bank can be reached at 773-467-5600 or online at

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