First Midwest, Senior Vice President, Head of Treasury Management
Kristen Saranteas, moderator, is Head of Treasury Management at First Midwest. She has over 25 years in Treasury Management sales and management experience, and currently oversees First Midwest’s commercial client’s experience throughout the entire TM sales cycle, implementation, product development and on-going support. Her background and focus is especially valuable as businesses face increasingly complex issues with changing technology and the potential for fraudulent activity on their accounts.
Kristen has been a leader in the banking industry for many years with Wintrust, Royal Bank of Scotland (Citizens Bank), Northern Trust and American National Bank (now JP Morgan Chase) prior to her current position at First Midwest Bank. She speaks frequently at industry conferences and events, most notably at the Windy City Summit and the Association of Financial Professionals’ Annual Conference. One of the many areas about which she speaks nationally, is fraud mitigation.
Ms. Saranteas received two Bachelor of Arts degrees from Miami University of Ohio. An active volunteer with multiple organizations, such as Chicago Cares and Working in the Schools, she currently serves on the board of directors for City Year Chicago (Head of Finance & Development Committee) and Foundations of Music (Treasurer). She has had board positions with other organizations such as The Golden Touch in the past. She and her husband Jim live in Chicago.