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 has over 22 years of commercial banking experience, including over ten years with Citibank, where he served from 1987 to 1998. He then spent almost eight years at Oak Brook Bank (acquired by MB Financial in 2006), beginning as a Vice President of Commercial Banking and spending his last three years as Executive Vice President 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 EB Financial Group, Inc. in late 2009. His 22+ years of banking experience includes commercial banking, commercial lending, residential lending, treasury management, and multiple strategic planning and leadership roles. 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.
Cissy joined Baytree in 2012, and has been in the residential real estate business since 1984. She has been passionate about helping community banks provide mortgage services for their customers. In 2001, she started a wholesale mortgage operation for American National Bank of Dekalb County. In 2005, Cissy received the honor of "Top Wholesale Branch Manager" of the year from the Illinois Association of Mortgage Professionals. Cissy grew up in Houston, Texas, and attended the University of Houston.
Cissy has served as chairman of the membership committee for the Illinois Association of Mortgage Professionals, Affordable Housing Committee for the Illinois Mortgage Bankers Association, and is a volunteer Docent for the Glessner House and Clark House Museums on Prairie Avenue in Chicago. She has also been a Sustaining Fellow Member at the Art Institute of Chicago.
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.