leadership team at republic bank

Driven to Succeed

Our success is defined by our clients’ success, and the Republic Bank leadership team has the experience and expertise to deliver.

Our Service Culture Starts at the Top

The leadership team at Republic Bank sets the tone for all colleagues - committed to our clients' financial success and serving the communities in which we work and live.

Thomas Bugielski

President & CEO
As the President and CEO of Republic Bank of Chicago, Tom Bugielski leads all facets of the organization. He has a proven executive management track record and over 40 years of C-level experience that have generated high financial performance while creating cultures rooted in collaboration, diversity, and empathy. Current philanthropic pursuits include serving on the boards of Northwest Side Housing Center and Abrigo while giving back to the banking industry as a Director of the Banker’s Club of Chicago. Tom earned his Bachelor’s degree in Finance from St. Joseph’s College and his MBA from the University of Chicago.

Lindsay Abrams

EVP/Chief People Officer
As the Chief People Officer at Republic Bank of Chicago, Lindsay Abrams leads the bank’s human resources function. She is a demonstrated achiever who has been driving results in recruiting, retention, benefits, workforce planning, and performance management since beginning her HR career in 2005.

Dave Papritz

EVP/CFO
As the Chief Financial Officer at Republic Bank of Chicago, Dave Papritz leads the bank’s financial strategies and operations to drive stakeholder value. Throughout his 30 years in banking, he has developed expertise in financial reporting and analysis, M&A, corporate development, strategic planning, and capital strategy and policy.

Madhu Reddy

EVP/CIO
As the Chief Information Officer at Republic Bank of Chicago, Madhu Reddy leads all elements of the bank’s IT responsibilities including strategy, delivery, operations, and cybersecurity. For more than 20 years, he has been a transformational leader creating competitive differentiation, operational effectiveness, and bottom-line results.

John F. Slade

EVP/Credit & Risk
As the Chief Risk and Chief Credit Officer at Republic Bank of Chicago, John Slade leads the bank’s compliance, legal, BSA/AML, information security, enterprise risk, credit administration, and loan operations teams. He has over 30 years of experience at the executive level and has amassed extensive and diversified accomplishments throughout his banking career.

Steven Campanella

EVP/Retail Banking
As the Head of Retail & Business Banking at Republic Bank of Chicago, Steve Campanella leads the bank’s sales efforts across its 19 Chicagoland locations, also managing Financial Services, Business Solutions, Marketing and Retail Operations. He has a proven track record as a dynamic leader with an extensive background in driving results throughout his more than 25-year career.

Robert Hanigan

EVP/Head of Specialty Lending
As the Head of Specialty Lending at Republic Bank of Chicago, Bob Hanigan leads the bank’s MSB and Treasury Management teams. Throughout his 25 years in banking, he has provided exceptional direction to diverse groups of colleagues who deliver highly complex solutions that drive their clients’ success.

Dave Livingston

EVP/Senior Lending Officer
As the Senior Lending Officer at Republic Bank of Chicago, Dave Livingston is responsible for the bank’s commercial lending teams, both C&I and real estate. Throughout his dynamic banking career, he has helped shape the Chicagoland landscape through the deals he and his teams have funded. Simply stated, Dave knows how to get deals done.