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Meet the accomplished professionals focused on you

Our accomplished professionals take time to listen to you and understand your situation in order to help you build and sustain your wealth for future generations.

Jane Nagel, Executive Vice President

Jane Nagel
Executive Vice President
Department Head
(847) 403-8075
JNagel@firstambank.com

Jane has over 30 years of wealth management experience. She joined First American Bank in 1985 and has held numerous positions within the Wealth Management Group. She assumed the role of department head in 2009 and is responsible for the profitability, growth and strategic direction of the group. She has developed a long tenured team of experts who share her belief that providing high level, customized advice and service to our clients will result in a client experience that cannot be duplicated.

Douglas K. Throneburg, CFP, CPA, CFA, CIPM, Senior Vice President

Douglas K. Throneburg, CFP®, CPA, CFA, CIPM
Senior Vice President
Managing Director – Wealth Advisory
(847) 403-8071
DThroneburg@firstambank.com

Doug has over 25 years of wealth management experience. Prior to joining First American Bank in 2005, Doug worked as a financial planner within a CPA firm catering to high net worth families. He holds a bachelor's degree in Finance from Illinois State University and an MBA from North Central College. Doug is a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner, a licensed Illinois Certified Public Accountant, and a CFA Charter holder. He holds the Certificate in Investment Performance Measurement designation from the CFA Institute. He is a member of the CFA Society of Chicago and serves as an adjunct faculty member at the Keller Graduate School of Management. In addition, Doug is a board member of the Educational Investment Fund at Illinois State University charged with overseeing a student-managed investment portfolio.

Client Advisory

Andrew Syska, CFP, Vice President

Andrew Syska, CFP®
Vice President
Private Client Advisor
(847) 586-2216
ASyska@firstambank.com

Andy started his career with a midsized community bank and has over 15 years of experience in the financial service industry specializing in comprehensive financial planning solutions for high net worth individuals. Andy joined First American Bank in 2011. He holds a bachelor's degree in Business Administration with a minor in Finance from Lewis University and is a Certified Financial Planner Practitioner.

Michele Griepentrog, Vice President

Michele Griepentrog, CFA, CFP™, CSSCS
Vice President
Client Advisor
(847) 403-8064
MGriepentrog@firstambank.com

Michele has over 25 years of wealth management experience working with high net worth individuals, families and institutions, building long-term relationships and creating comprehensive solutions to help clients build their wealth; and, later in life, preserve that wealth. Michele serves as a Client Advisor for First American Bank, where she works closely with moderate-to-complex clients gaining a thorough understanding of their lifestyle and wealth planning goals to formulate effective solutions. Prior to joining First American Bank in 2020, Michele served as a Senior Portfolio Manager at BMO Harris Private Bank. In addition, Michele served as a Sr. Wealth Advisor and Portfolio Manager with Alpine Bank & Trust Co. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Edgewood College and an MBA from Loyola University of Chicago. Michele is a CFA Charter holder, a Certified Financial Planner™ Practitioner, and is certified in Social Security Claiming Strategies.

Marirose Requiron, Private Client Group Officer

Marirose Requiron
Private Client Group Officer
Private Client Relations Manager
(847) 586-2292
MRequiron@firstambank.com

Marirose joined First American Bank in 2009 and brings over 15 years of financial service industry experience. Prior to working for First American Bank, Marirose worked for the First National Bank of Chicago, the Northern Trust Company, and BMO Harris Bank. She has experience working in various departments within the financial industry. Marirose studied Marketing at Columbia College, Chicago.

Daisy Banuelos

Daisy Banuelos
Wealth Advisor
(847) 403-8077
DBanuelos@firstambank.com

Daisy has over 10 years of experience working in the financial industry. Daisy joined First American Bank in 2014 as a wealth associate and has since been promoted to wealth advisor. Prior to this, Daisy worked at BMO Harris Bank in downtown Chicago as a personal banker where she assisted high net worth individuals, businesses and non-profits. Daisy holds a bachelor’s degree in communications from Northern Illinois University.

Joshua W. Eggleston 
Private Client Group Associate
(847) 547-9042
JEggleston@firstambank.com

Joshua joined First American Bank in 2016 as a Rotational Trainee. He went through the Assistant Branch Manager Training Program before transitioning into his position as a Private Client Group Associate. Prior to working for First American Bank, Joshua was a manager for a major retail company for six years. Joshua studied Finance at Western Illinois University.

Nicholas Lennon

Nicholas Lennon
Associate Advisor
(847) 586-2003
NLennon@firstambank.com

Nicholas recently joined First American Bank as an associate advisor after working in a CPA and Wealth Management firm specializing in IRA investment portfolios as well as various income tax planning services. He graduated from The Ohio State University in 2018 with a degree in financial planning.

Investments

William P. Lanzon, First Vice President

William P. Lanzon
First Vice President
Chief Investment Officer
(847) 403-8190
WLanzon@firstambank.com

Bill is an investment professional with over 30 years of experience working with high net worth individuals and institutional investors. Bill is responsible for implementation of our strategies, policies and procedures and oversees all portfolio management activity and staff. Prior to joining First American Bank in 2009, Bill served as a Senior Research Analyst/Portfolio Manager with LaSalle Bank, and a Managing Director/Senior Research Analyst at ABN Amro LLC in New York, ING Barings LLC in New York, and Dain Rauscher Inc. in Minneapolis. Bill holds an undergraduate degree from Tulsa University and an MBA from St. Louis University.

Kurt C. Funderburg
Vice President
Director of Equity & Economic Research

(847) 403-8180
KFunderburg@firstambank.com

Kurt has more than 25 years of experience providing investment advice and analysis to high net worth clients and institutional investors. Kurt is responsible for providing analysis of the economy and equity markets utilized as an input in the formation of asset allocation models and proprietary equity strategies for First American Bank's Wealth Management Clients. He also functions as a client portfolio manager and equity research analyst. Prior to joining First American Bank in 2016, Kurt served as Senior Equity Analyst with Morningstar Equity Research; Senior Equity Analyst with Harris Associates, LP, advisor to the $140 billion Oakmark family of mutual funds; Senior Vice President and Director of Equity Research with Ferris, Baker Watts, Inc.; and Investment Officer and Portfolio Manager with Mercantile Safe Deposit & Trust Company. Kurt has appeared on Bloomberg Television and has been quoted in business publications including The Wall Street Journal, Barron's, Fortune, Forbes and Business Week. He holds a bachelor's degree in finance from West Virginia University and an MBA in finance from Pennsylvania State University.

 

William M. Adkinson, Vice President

William M. Adkinson
Vice President
Fixed Income Manager/Equity Analyst/Portfolio Manager
(847) 403-8182
WAdkinson@firstambank.com

Mike has over 25 years of experience in the trust investment management industry. Prior to joining First American Bank in 2008, Mike was employed at Wachovia Corporation located in Jacksonville, Florida. Mike has extensive experience as a portfolio manager, fixed income manager and equity research analyst. His duties include managing all fixed income portfolios as well as monitoring and reviewing all fixed income mutual fund holdings. Mike also provides research coverage of the industrial and energy sectors for our equity strategies in addition to managing client portfolios. He holds bachelor's degrees from Florida State University and an MBA from Georgia State University.

Mark Votruba, Vice President

Mark Votruba
Vice President
Portfolio Manager
(847) 403-8193
MVotruba@firstambank.com

Mark joined First American Bank in 2007, bringing more than 12 years of proprietary trading and market making experience from several trading desks ranging from large institutional trading floors to small boutique investment firms. He holds a bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and is currently a CFA Level II candidate.

Scott Bell

Scott Bell
Portfolio Manager/Mutual Fund Analyst
(630) 547-9012
SBell@firstambank.com

Scott joined First American Bank in 2012, bringing more than 15 years of financial industry experience. He came from JPMorgan Chase Bank, where he served as a fully licensed Investment Representative/Relationship Banker. Prior to banking, Scott had been both a local market maker and member firm broker on the trading floor of the Chicago Board of Options Exchange. He holds a bachelor's degree from Illinois State University as well as dual MBAs from the Keller Graduate School of Management, one a concentration in Finance and the other in Accounting and Financial Management. Scott is currently a CFA Level II candidate.

Keith Schoonmaker

Keith Schoonmaker, CFA
Vice President
Equity Analyst
(847) 403-8187
KSchoonmaker@firstambank.com

Keith has over 13 years of experience serving institutional investors and financial advisors. Prior to joining First American Bank in 2019 as an equity analyst, Keith led Morningstar's industrial securities research team and covered the freight transportation industry. Earlier in his career, Schoonmaker worked for more than a decade in product development and consulting in the paper industry. Keith holds a bachelor's degree in chemistry from Wheaton College, earned an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and holds the Chartered Financial Analyst® designation.

Private Banking

Jane Briars, Vice President

Joseph Quinn
Vice President
Private Banking Manager
(847) 586-2173
JQuinn@firstambank.com

Joe has more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry in lending, insurance, investments, retail banking, private banking and group management.  Prior to joining First American Bank, Joe led Premier Services in northwest Illinois as Market President for BMO Harris Bank.  Joe has been very involved in the community leading charity events and serving on local non-profit boards and committees. Joe was recognized as a Harper College Distinguished Alumni and serves as an adjunct faculty member in the finance department. Joe holds a bachelor’s degree from Northeastern Illinois with a concentration in Finance and an MBA from Northern Illinois University.

Florida Office

Tyler Iller, Senior Vice President

Tyler Iller
Senior Vice President
Director of Client Advisory – Florida
Tampa
(813) 868-4076
TIller@firstambank.com

Tyler serves as the Director of Client Advisory for the Florida division of First American Bank’s Wealth Management Group. He is responsible for leading the Wealth Team and connecting First American Bank’s values to the community and leadership to provide cohesive growth.

David Lackmann, CFP, CIMA, Senior Vice President

David Lackmann, CFP®, CIMA®
Senior Vice President
Director of Investment Management – Florida
Tampa
(813) 868-4077
DLackmann@firstambank.com

David joins First American Bank with over 29 years of experience in the trust and investment management industry. As the Director of Investment Management for First American Bank, David provides leadership and oversight of the First American Bank investment management platform and the customized investment solutions that First American Bank provides to its clients.

Christian Fram, CFP®, Vice President

Christian Fram, CFP®
Vice President
Portfolio Manager
Tampa
(813) 868-4079
CFram@firstambank.com

Christian joins First American Bank with 25 years of experience in the financial service industry. In his role at First American Bank, Christian offers trusted advice and specializes in custom investment strategies for high net-worth clients tailored to meet their individual goals.

Ken Roberts, Senior Vice President

Ken Roberts
Senior Vice President
Senior Client Advisor
Tampa
(813) 868-4078
KRoberts@firstambank.com

Ken joins First American Bank with 28 years of experience in the financial service industry. As a Senior Client Advisor, Ken provides comprehensive financial planning and investment management solutions to affluent families and business owners.

John O’Rourke, Vice President

John O’Rourke
Vice President
Private Banking & Wealth Advisor
Miami
(305) 777-1024
JOrourke@firstambank.com

John is a private banking and wealth advisor who has been serving the South Florida community for more than 30 years. As a relationship manager for high net-worth individuals and their companies, he assists clients and family members with a variety of banking and wealth advisory needs.

First American Bank is a full-service bank with branches in Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida.
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