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Chicago Bank Presents New President and Chief Lending Officer

Updated: Jun 1, 2023

Centrust Bank proudly announces a new addition to its Commercial Banking Team! Centrust Bank welcomes its new President and Chief Lending Officer, Matt Tilton. Tilton brings over 35 years of experience in all facets of community banking, emphasizing growth and development in communities served in the Chicagoland area.

Tilton’s career extensively spans from a lending role to executive management. He is experienced exclusively in the community banking space in the Chicagoland area and is well versed in small business lending. Tilton served as a former bank President and restructured a local bank with assets valued at $100 million to boost up to $600 million.

Tilton dedicates himself to active community banking and has worked extensively with small business owners, local investors, real estate developers, and philanthropic organizations. Tilton particularly enjoys contributing to junior achievement groups (organizations geared towards children in schools), food pantries, Rotary, and Lions Club.

Tilton was familiar with Centrust Bank’s principals Jim McMahon, current Vice Chairman, and Gerard Buccino, Chief Executive Officer at Centrust Bank. He has been following Centrust Bank’s success for the last ten years and has been impressed by Centrust Bank’s footprint and business model. Tilton is excited to expand that model going forward and is enthusiastic about joining the local bank’s commitment to nurturing investors and businesses in the Chicagoland area.

“It is extremely important to be active in communities we serve from a benevolent viewpoint…Local banking has tremendous growth opportunities for their communities across the country,” says Tilton.

Centrust Bank is proud to welcome Matt Tilton to the Community Banking Team alongside many talented peers. Centrust Bank is excited to have a new President and Chief Lending Officer who prioritizes community growth and shares the same vision of focusing on helping and maintaining the success of local communities in the Chicagoland area.

About Centrust Bank

Founded in 2006, Centrust Bank has grown to become a favorite North Shore community bank in Chicago that helps small to mid-sized businesses grow safely and profitably. Centrust has established itself as a leader and excels at offering SBA financing programs for small businesses.

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Centrust Bank is an Equal Housing Lender. Member FDIC.


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