Claudine Simi: BizTimes Media’s Notable Women in Commercial Banking

Director, Commercial Banking, Dealer Finance / BMO Harris Bank

  • Category: Notable Women in Commercial Banking
  • Number of years working in your current industry: 27
  • Undergrad degree/university: B.S./University of Wisconsin Madison
  • Graduate degree/university: MBA, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh

An experienced leader in the commercial dealer finance industry, Claudine Simi works to ensure that auto dealership owners, CFOs, general managers, and other key stakeholders access effective solutions to meet their needs for dealership growth. She has worked for BMO Harris for 15 years.

“Claudine takes being a director for commercial banking/dealer finance for BMO Harris Bank to the next level,” said Brad Tinsey, managing director, national sales manager for BMO Harris Bank Dealer Finance. “Supported by a team approach that is dedicated to providing an exceptional customer experience that delivers value: through new ideas, creative tools, strategic advice and competitive financing.”

Simi’s accomplishments include managing an assignment that transitioned the bank’s dealer finance clients to a state-of-the art technology platform.

“Claudine also showed her keen banking skills and dedication to her client base during an integration of computer systems project, as a key member of the integration team while offering outstanding high-touch service at all times,” Tinsey said.

“Claudine’s clients are most impressed with her dedication to their success, expertise in the industry, problem-solving capabilities, and her ability to think strategically,” Tinsey said. “These leadership characteristics have significantly contributed to her many successes over her 27-year career.”

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