Thomas Bugielski has been appointed to CEO of Republic Bank of Chicago, headquartered in Oak Brook.
A longtime banking industry executive in the Chicago market, Bugielski first joined Republic Bank as senior executive vice president and chief operating officer in July, 2015, after a history of proven leadership at other regional banks. In early 2017, Bugielski was promoted to president and chief operating officer of Republic Bank.
Republic Bank Chairman of the Board, Aristotle Halikias said, "My family and I are pleased with the bank's direction and results since Tom has joined our organization. We are confident that his leadership, experience, and market prowess will guide us into the future."
"As a family-owned, locally-operated organization, our affinity for the families and privately-held businesses in our communities runs deep. We offer a trusting relationship and are fully vested in their success. We accept the responsibility of delivering the service and resources they need -- whatever it takes," Bugielski said. "We know there are still many families and multigenerational businesses that can benefit from our unique understanding of their needs. We invite them to experience how the benefits of our strong capital, independence, and focused banking expertise can contribute to their dreams and ambitions."
Republic Bank has been providing commercial real estate, business and consumer products and services to the greater Chicago area for more than 50 years. The bank has maintained steady growth and remains financially strong, including status as one of the most "Well Capitalized" banks in the Midwest. The bank has successfully acquired 6 other Chicago area banks since 2009, preserving banking services for customers in those communities. Republic Bank, one of the few remaining private, locally owned banks in the Chicago area, currently delivers a complete line of products and services through its 19 branches.