Mike Taylor, Head of the Healthcare Lending Division at First Midwest Bank, is responsible for growing existing client relationships, as well as the Healthcare Lending platform in the Midwest. He is charged with leading the lending team that serves the non-profit and for-profit hospital, senior living, and service sectors of healthcare throughout the Midwest and nation-wide. Prior to joining First Midwest Bank, Mike spent 9 years as an investment banker specializing in healthcare finance at Ziegler. While at Ziegler, he worked on over $2.5 billion worth of taxable and tax-exempt financings for national borrowers. He is experienced in structuring and sizing new construction or start-up projects, repositioning or redevelopment projects, expansions of existing campuses, refinancing of existing debt, and sizing alternative capital structures. Mike is a graduate of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign and holds undergraduate degrees in Finance and Speech Communications, a Master’s Degree in Labor and Industrial Relations, as well as an MBA with a focus on Finance. In addition, Mike holds Series 7 and Series 63 licenses. He currently serves on the University of Illinois College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Alumni Association Board, where he is a member of the finance committee and the chair of the black tie planning committee.