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Wintrust announced its appointment of Michele Petrie as president and Russ Larsen as CEO of Village Bank & Trust, part of the Wintrust Community Banks family.
Petrie also serves as the branch president of Wintrust Commercial Banking in Rockford, while Larsen manages Wintrust’s middle market banking efforts in the northwest suburbs. Both will continue this work alongside their new positions.
Petrie has more than 24 years of industry experience, including holding previous roles at Citibank, BMO Harris Bank, and her own business, Diversitel Consulting LLC. She has a bachelor’s degree in finance with a minor in history from Indiana University.
Larsen has spent the last 30 years working with middle market companies in the greater Chicagoland area. He has a bachelor’s degree in finance from Northern Illinois University and an MBA in marketing with an emphasis in finance from DePaul University.