Directors

Directors Who Lead the Way in Community Focus

At Baytree National Bank & Trust Company, our team of Directors leads the way in community focus and personalized service. They are the people committed to approving strategies and decisions, always with an eye towards making our service better for you.


Michael G. Anderson

Director of the Bank and Company
Mr. Anderson has been in the residential mortgage business for 17 years.  He is President of The Anderson Financial Group, Inc., a residential mortgage broker and lender headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

William Pratt Andrews, Jr.

Director of the Bank
Mr. Andrews is President of Prairie Title Services, Inc. and was CEO and Managing Member of Regent Title Insurance Agency, LLC, a company he co-founded in 2003.

 

Allen L. Berger

Director of the Bank and of the Company
Mr. Berger is a Partner of Blackman Kallick, LLP, an accounting firm located in Chicago, Illinois.  Mr. Berger has been an equity partner since 1973.

 

James J. Daly

Director of the Bank and of the Company
Mr. Daly is the President and CEO of Private Brands Sales & Marketing Inc., Westmont, Illinois, a food brokerage company specializing in private label products.  He has served in that position since 1994.

 

Robert T. Isham, Jr.

Chairman and Director of the Bank

Robert T. Isham, Jr. is a longtime resident of Lake Bluff and the former general counsel of Billing Services Group, a Bermuda-based, AIM-listed telephone billing clearinghouse with operations in San Antonio, Texas, Frankfurt, Germany, and London.  He currently has his own law practice in Lake Bluff, worked in merchant banking in Chicago and was a partner at McDermott, Will & Emery.  He received a B.A. from Yale University and a J.D. with honors from the University of Montana Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the law review.  After law school, he clerked for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals and for Justice Anthony M. Kennedy on the circuit court's emergency motions panel.  Among other organizations, he is a member of the Turnaround Management Association, the Lake County Republican Federation, and the Northwestern Hospital Council on Philanthropy.

 

John McCollom

Director of the Company
Mr. McCollom is President of Endofix, Indian Head Park, Illinois, a surgical instrument and equipment repair company, and has served in that position since 1995.  He is also President of J-Mac Enterprises, a firm that owns, manages and develops manufactured home communities, and owns and manages other commercial property.  Mr. McCollom is also President of Endotech, a firm that specializes in the purchase and sale of used medical equipment.

 

James P. McGrath

President, CEO & Director of Bank
Mr. McGrath is the President & CEO of both the bank and Baytree Financial Group, previously serving as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Credit Officer beginning in 2010. He has over 25 years of experience in banking and financial services, including multiple strategic planning and leadership roles. Prior to joining Baytree, he began his career and spent 10 years with Citibank where he served in several different areas of the bank and in a variety of different roles and responsibilities. He then spent almost eight years with Oak Brook Bank (acquired by MB Financial in 2006), beginning as a Vice President of Commercial Banking and spending his last three years as EVP and Head of Commercial Banking. He joined American Chartered Bank in 2005, serving as a Senior Vice President and Division Head before leaving and joining Baytree in 2010. Mr. McGrath graduated with a MBA in Finance from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business and a BA in Finance from Eastern Illinois University.

 

Saif Nazir, MD, FACEP

Director of the Bank
Dr. Nazir is the President and Co-CEO of MEA Management LLC and Chairman of the Board of Pragmedic Solutions, LLC.  He has served in that position since 2007.  Dr. Nazir is the Past President of the Illinois College of Emergency Physicians.  He has been on the Board of Directors for 6 years and has been a Councilor for the College since 1996.

 

John Rante

Director of the Company
Mr. Rante is the Chairman/CEO of BluePay, Inc., an electronic transaction processing company.  He has served in that position since 2003.  Mr. Rante also owns and operates Blueline Data Corp., an investment firm, funding start-up businesses.

 

Gerald G. Warner

Director of the Company
Mr. Warner is the President/CEO of Warner Industries, Inc., a manufacturer of both heavy industrial and railway equipment for national and international markets, a position he has held since 1983.

 

William B. White

Director of the Company
Mr. White is the President and CEO of H & W Ingredients Inc., located in Brookfield, Illinois, a position he has held since 2000.  Mr. White is also the president of Dayton Foods, which provides full distribution services for H & W Ingredients.  He has held an advisory board member position with Ocean Spray since 2002.

 

Matthew Yeterian

Director of the Company
Mr. Yeterian is co-founder and president of Healthcare Business Consultants, Inc., a practice management firm specializing in hospital-based physician practices.  He has served in that position since 1995.  Mr. Yeterian also serves as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Barrington-Countryside Park District.