Neil Prendergast

Senior Vice President, Head of Asset Based Lending

Neil Prendergast is Senior Vice President and the Head of Asset Based Lending (“ABL”) for First Midwest Bank, joining the bank in 2016. Neil provides leadership for the ABL team with a primary focus on business development efforts. At First Midwest, his specialty includes relationships from $25MM to $300MM in annual sales. Though First Midwest has an ABL National Market, Neil’s primary focus is on the Upper Midwest.

Neil’s career has focused on the closely held middle market, which is defined as businesses where ownership and management are the same. Prior to joining First Midwest, Neil was Senior Vice President at Fifth Third Bank, where he was responsible for Structured Finance with total assets nearing $11B. Structured financing deals included cash flow, Dealer Finance, ESOP, and the Food Group, as well as Asset Based Lending.

Neil holds a Bachelor of Science and Commerce degree from DePaul University and has a double major in Finance and Business Administration. He is a member of the Commercial Finance Association and offices in Chicago, Illinois. Neil and his wife, Margo, are lifelong residents of the Chicago area and currently reside in the Western Suburbs.

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