CHICAGO- -- Byline Bancorp announced Bruce Lammers, executive vice president of Byline Bank and president for the Byline Small Business Capital team, will retire on May 28, bringing an end to a long career in government guaranteed small lending in the private sector.
Thomas Abraham, currently senior vice president, SBA sales manager of SBC, will succeed Lammers in leading the Bank's government guaranteed lending business.
Lammers joined Byline Bank in September 2016 as part of its acquisition of Ridgestone Bank, where he served as president and CEO since 2006. Lammers has been an advocate for the U.S. small business community and the government-guaranteed lending industry throughout his career. Lammers and his team were instrumental in building a business recognized consistently as a Top 10 SBA Lender nationally and achieved #1 SBA lender status in Illinois and Wisconsin annually. He has held positions on the board of NAGGL (National Association of Government Guaranteed Lenders) and is an established leader throughout the SBA and USDA.