Brant Ahrens, president/personal client services, PrivateBancorp

Brant Ahrens has been named President of personal client services at PrivateBancorp Inc. As head of the new group at the bank, Ahrens will assume responsibility for Private Wealth services, which includes trust, investment management, and private banking, and will continue to lead the Community Banking group, comprising retail, small business and mortgage banking. Personal client services joins Illinois commercial banking, national commercial banking and commercial real estate in forming the company's organizational foundation. Ahrens joined PrivateBancorp in 2007 and was part of the leadership team working to transform The PrivateBank into a commercial middle market-focused institution. Before that, he spent 15 years with LaSalle Bank and its parent company, ABN-AMRO, in a variety of roles. He has a bachelor's degree in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
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