Management Bios

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  • Kyle G. Freimuth - EVP, Director of Middle Market Banking

    Kyle FreimuthKyle Freimuth was appointed EVP, Director of Middle Market Banking in September of 2017. He was previously the Senior Vice President and Division Manager of First Midwest Bank’s Chicago Loop office. He leads a group of seasoned banking professionals in providing Commercial Lending, Cash Management and Trust Services through a relationship-based banking approach designed to meet the needs of middle market businesses.

    With over 20 years of commercial banking experience within financial institutions including U.S. Bank, LaSalle Bank, Bank One, American National Bank and NBD Bank, Kyle thrives in his role of developing long-term, and trusted relationships with his clients, referral sources and prospects. His choice to specialize in fulfilling the needs of middle market businesses allows him to maximize value to clients who demonstrate the need for the products and services of a larger bank, such as First Midwest, but still appreciate the value of a relationship banker’s advice.

    Kyle has held and currently maintains a variety of leadership roles within the community for several organizations. He has served as a Board Member and President of the Jewish Federation of Metropolitan Chicago’s Young Leadership Division, and also spent over three years on the Board of Directors for The British Home for Retired Men and Women. Presently, Kyle serves on the Board of Directors of Jewish Community Centers of Chicago.

    Kyle holds an MBA from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Chicago, IL, and a B.S. in Business Administration from Washington University, St. Louis, MO.

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    • Dave Knapp - EVP, Director of Specialty Banking

      Dave KnappDave serves as the Director of Specialty Banking at First Midwest Bank. In this role, Dave is responsible for the strategic leadership and commercial sales activity of First Midwest's various specialized industry groups serving the needs of the bank's Agricultural, Food and Agribusiness, and Healthcare clients. Specialty Banking also encompasses the bank's other debt capital markets functions including Structured Finance and Loan Syndications.

      Dave has over 30 years of middle market and specialty banking experience. Prior to joining First Midwest, Dave served as Managing Director and Market Manager for BMO Harris Bank in Chicago where he had P&L responsibility for a division providing asset based, traditional secured and cash flow financing for middle market companies in the greater Midwest. His previous experiences include a variety of middle market and specialty banking relationship management and leadership positions of increasing responsibility with LaSalle Bank and The Northern Trust Company.

      Having received an undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois, Dave is also a member of the Chicago Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth. He has been involved in coaching youth sports, and has been an active volunteer with a number of charities including DuPage Pads and St. Petronille Church and School. He has also served on a variety of boards including Glen Oak Country Club and Hephzibah Children's Association.

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