Brookfield-based First Business Bank has selected Kevin Kane to serve as the company’s new Milwaukee region president, the bank announced today.
Kane has more than 30 years of banking experience, including 28 years at BMO Harris Bank, according to a press release. He is also a certified treasury professional and has held various leadership roles in commercial lending and treasury management.
“Kevin is an ideal fit for us at First Business Bank so I’m very pleased that he’s joining us as president in our Milwaukee office,” First Business Bank chief executive officer Mark Meloy said in a statement. “As we approach 20 years in the Milwaukee area, I’m confident we are poised through leadership and unique business insight to support our clients’ success during this crucial time.”
Kane began his career at Harris Bank before joining M&I Bank in 1992, where he advanced through the acquisition by BMO to his most recent role as managing director, head of commercial sales: treasury and payment solutions. He earned a master of business administration degree from the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University and a bachelor of arts in economics from the University of Illinois.
Kane serves as a board member of the Schlitz Audubon Nature Center and previously served as a Tocqueville member of United Way of Greater Milwaukee from 2014 to 2019.
“I’m incredibly excited by the opportunity to join First Business Bank and help make a difference during such a pivotal time for many clients,” Kane said in a statement. “Throughout my career, I’ve had great respect for how First Business Bank looks out for its clients and employees, and I’m pleased to continue that legacy.”