Chris Chiappetta


Chris Chiappetta

President, First Midwest Equipment Finance


Chris is President of First Midwest Equipment Finance after co-owning National Machine Tool Financial Corporation (NMTFC), a provider of equipment leasing and financing alternatives in business for over 28 years. In September 2014, First Midwest acquired NMTFC and it became a part of the Commercial Banking group. Chris leads the growth of this division beyond industrial equipment leasing and finance markets, into additional markets for agribusiness, healthcare, construction, office automation and transportation. Chris and his team work directly with clients, as well as through our Commercial Banking Relationship Managers, to provide leasing and alternative financing solutions.

After graduating with a B.S. in Finance from Southern Illinois University, Chris began his career at Heller & Co., where he worked in collection, credit and sales. He moved on to a smaller finance company to learn more about the business and industry and eventually started his own company with a partner.

Chris is very active in national trade shows, representing his division at the World of Concrete, the International Plastics Showcase and FABTECH, a metals convention.

Call 847.871.4208 to get connected with Chris today. 

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