Mike Taylor, Head of the Healthcare Lending 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 has held a 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 the Treasurer and chair of the finance committee. In his free time, he continues to be involved in a variety of local community projects and events with his wife and three children.
First Midwest Bank is an approximately $15B regional bank headquartered in Chicago. The Healthcare Team under Mike’s leadership has 3 offices and approximately 20 people who are focused on developing client relationships and continuing to expand the bank’s presence.