MB Business Capital Announces Transition and New Team Member as Growth Continues

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MB Business Capital a division of MB Financial Bank, N.A., announces William Bence is transitioning to new business development and John Robinson has joined as SVP in new business development.

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“MB Business Capital’s success is attributed to its people. Will and John are perfect additions to our highly successful national sales team and we welcome them both,” said Michael Sharkey, President of MB Business Capital.

MB Business Capital (MBBC) a division of MB Financial Bank, N.A., officially announces that William Bence is moving from portfolio management into a new business development role as Vice President/Business Development Officer and we welcome John Robinson as Senior Vice President/Business Development Officer.

“MB Business Capital’s success is attributed to its people. We are happy when we can accommodate employee career growth while maintaining the high level of skill and knowledge that MB Business Capital’s team is known for. Will and John are perfect additions to our highly successful national sales team and we welcome them both,” said Michael Sharkey, President of MB Business Capital.

Will Bence, Vice President/Business Development Officer, will be responsible for developing new asset based lending opportunities, primarily in the Michigan and Ohio markets. He will be based out of the MB Rosemont, Illinois office. Will has over 10 years of asset based lending experience and began his career with LaSalle Business Credit and later Bank of America Business Capital, where he served in credit analyst and field examiner positions. Will is presently an active member of the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Commercial Finance Association (CFA), and Turnaround Management Association (TMA), and serves on the Education Committee for the CFA. Will holds a B.S. in Finance from the University of Illinois, and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. In 2016, Will was named to the inaugural 40 Under 40 class by the Commercial Finance Association.

John Robinson Jr. has joined MB Business Capital as a Senior Vice President/Business Development Officer for the northeast U.S. region. John brings over 30 years of banking experience to MB. He was most recently with Fifth Third Bank’s Structured Finance Group. He started his career at Maryland National Bank with roles in credit and portfolio management. After his years at Maryland National, which was eventually purchased by NationsBank, John has had career stops at McShane Group, a turnaround advisory firm, and as director at Parkway Capital, a mezzanine lender. John holds an MBA from Lehigh University, Bethlehem, PA, and a B.S. in Economics from Pennsylvania State University, State College, PA. John is currently serving on the board of directors of ACG Maryland & Baltimore Community Toolbank. He is a past president and board member of the Chesapeake Chapter of the Turnaround Management Association, and he is credentialed as a Certified Turnaround Professional. He is also the past director of the National Turnaround Management Association, and past chairman and board member of the board of directors for the Hoffberger Center for Professional Ethics at the University of Baltimore, Baltimore, MD. John will be based in the Hunt Valley, Maryland office covering the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.

About MB Business Capital
MB Business Capital is the asset based lending division of MB Financial Bank, a commercial bank headquartered in Chicago, Illinois. MB Business Capital seeks asset based lending opportunities in the $5 million to $35 million range and is offering dedicated syndication opportunities of up to $100 million. The firm can also provide access to the full range of business banking products and services offered by MB Financial Bank.

About MB Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ: MBFI)
MB Financial Inc. is the Chicago-based holding company for MB Financial Bank, which has approximately $20 billion in assets and a more than one hundred year history of building deep and lasting relationships with middle-market companies and individuals. MB offers a full range of powerful financial solutions and the expertise and experience of bankers who are focused on their clients’ success. Learn more about MB Financial, Inc. at http://www.mbfinancial.com.

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