Leadership with Deep Roots in Your Community
At Baytree National Bank & Trust Company, our leadership team of seasoned bankers brings decades of financial experience to work for you, along with deep roots in the greater Chicago area. As members of your community, we’re personally committed to your success, so we use our extensive knowledge and experience to customize banking solutions to suit your needs.
Mr. Isham is a longtime resident of Lake Bluff and the former general counsel of Billing Services Group, a Bermuda-based, AIM-listed telephone billing clearninghouse 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 Universary 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.
Mrs. Wright joined Baytree in September 2001. She currently is President of the Community Bank where she oversees the retail and commercial banking business in the Lake Forest and Lake Bluff communities. Prior to 2010, she primarily was involved in Commercial Banking. Before joining Baytree, Mrs. Wright was the Co-Executive Director of Lake Forest Open Lands Association and served in that capacity for four years. Mrs. Wright began her banking career at Continental Illinois National Bank & Trust Company in Chicago in 1973 where she primarily served in the Financial Institutions Division. She is a graduate of Northwestern University (BA). Mrs. Wright serves on the Board of Lake Forest Open Lands Association, the Woman’s Board of Rush University Medical Center and is a member of the Lake Forest Garden Club and is an associate member of the Allendale Shelter Club.
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.
Ms. Wolf joined Baytree in May 2005 as an Executive Administrative Assistant. She has over 25 years of administrative experience and served 17 years as the Administrative Assistant to the Chairman and CEO at the world-renowned brass and woodwind musical instrument manufacturer the G. Leblanc Corporation in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Ms. Wolf received an associate degree from Gateway Technical College in 1987.