JD- Northwestern University
Private Equity Investments; Banking; Law
Jeffrey W. Taylor is the Executive Managing Director at Taylor Capital Group, Inc. responsible for focusing on strategic customer-engagement activities, new business development, and various areas having potential for more growth. Jeff joined Cole Taylor Bank in 1978 as assistant general counsel and later as general counsel. He became CEO of Cole Taylor Bank in 1991 and built an experienced management team by attracting seasoned professionals from major financial institutions. He played a visible role as CEO of Cole Taylor Financial Group, which went public in 1994. In 1997, he led a group of family and employee investors in a buyout of the bank from the publicly traded holding company. That transaction created Taylor Capital Group, Inc. the holding company of Cole Taylor Bank. Jeff earned his JD from Northwestern University School of Law and has a BS from Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, California. He is a member of the World President’s Organization, Loyola Family Business Center Peer Advisory Group and Supercommunity Bank Forum. He is the Chairman of the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts Foundation Board and Chairman of Healthcare Alternative Systems Development Advisory Board. He is on the Board of the Evanston Northwestern Healthcare Foundation, Northwestern University School of Law, After School Matters and Weizmann Institute Midwest Regional Board.