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Jeff Persin is a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for the Greater Chicagoland market in Commercial Banking at Bank of America Merrill Lynch. In this capacity, his responsibilities include leading a team of specialists focused on understanding each client’s unique needs to deliver strategic financial guidance and solutions. Jeff's mission is to help local companies thrive by achieving their business goals, no matter how simple or how complex.

Bringing 25 years of experience, Jeff joined Bank of America Merrill Lynch in 2015.  He has also served as Senior Private Banker helping strategize and implement ideas to strengthen and grow individuals personal financial objectives.  Throughout his career, Jeff has served small business, middle market and large corporate companies throughout Chicagoland to help support their commercial banking needs.

Jeff volunteers with local not-for-profit organizations focused on ending hunger and homelessness, most recently with Feed My Starving Children and Northern Illinois Food Bank. He also serves as a mentor for teammates across Bank of America Merrill Lynch.

He resides in Libertyville, IL.


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Meet the Team

With access to the global resources of Bank of America, our team is comprised of talented and experienced individuals committed to building strong client relationships based on trust and personalized service.

Patty Kourakis


Sales Support Associate

Rick Dudek

Senior Vice President

Lending Officer

Kim Endsley


Treasury Sales Officer

Erica Cardenas

Assistant Vice President

Treasury Sales Analyst

Bank of America Business Banking

As you work to take your business to the next level in an environment where business and technology sophistication are critical to having a competitive edge, you need a local banking partner who has your long-term interests at heart.

Bank of America is that local advocate. We work closely with you to understand your business goals. We then draw on our Bank wide resources, technology and experience to generate ideas and solutions that will propel your business further.

With Bank of America Business Banking by your side, you can be assured your business has the power to grow and thrive.

You can benefit from:

Local Relationship Managers who are your advocates and bring the Bank’s resources to you as a seamlessly integrated, dedicated team

Comprehensive commercial banking platform with full range of products and technology, backed by Bank of America’s strength and stability

Access to bank-wide services beyond business banking, to manage both your business and personal wealth

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There is no substitute for a one-on-one relationship with a Bank of America relationship manager who is committed to your needs. Request an appointment today.