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Steve Ahrenholz is a Senior Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager for the Chicago market in Business Banking at Bank of America.  He provides advisory, digital and local solutions for Bank of America’s clients in the Chicago Metro area, with a focus on Transportation, Emerging Growth, and Not for Profit entities.

Steve draws on experiences as a former client and supplier of Bank of America, as well as internal roles including Business Banking, Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets Technology, Commercial Banking, Global Risk and Enterprise Credit to help clients secure the best customized solutions.

Originally from Cedar Falls, Iowa, Steve graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Economics from Wheaton College.  He also holds an MBA in Finance and Marketing from Northwestern's Kellogg Graduate School of Management.  He resides on the South Side of Chicago. 


    • Emerging Growth Companies
    • Transportation
    • Not-for-profit

    • Youth Mentoring

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.

Mary Ann Perico

Assistant Vice President

Sales Support Associate

Shehan Gregana

Vice President

Treasury Sales Officer

Jeremy Dhein

Senior Vice President

Commercial Credit Specialist

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.