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.
Philip Ordway, EVP/Chief Financial Officer

Philip Ordway

As the Chief Financial Officer at Republic Bank of Chicago, Philip Ordway leads the bank’s financial management and accounting teams. In addition to over 20 years of experience at the executive level, Philip is also an Adjunct Lecturer at his alma mater, Northwestern University - Kellogg School of Management, where he obtained both his Bachelor's Degree and MBA.
Adam Brook, EVP/COO

Adam Brook

As the Chief Operating Officer at Republic Bank of Chicago, Adam Brook leads all facets of the bank's operations. With an extensive background in commercial and consumer lending, Adam also has amassed executive experience overseeing the daily business operations of IT, Facilities, Security, and Enterprise Risk Management. He is a graduate of DePaul University with a Bachelor's Degree in Marketing/Management.

John F. Slade

As the Chief Credit and Chief Risk 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.
Mike Cherwin, EVP/Chief People Officer

Mike Cherwin

As the Chief People Officer at Republic Bank of Chicago, Mike Cherwin leads all facets of the Human Resources function including organizational development, HR information systems, and employee engagement. His extensive background and in-depth experience have contributed to the material growth of the organizations he has served throughout his 20+ year career.

Madhu Reddy

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.

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.

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.

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.
Daniel Coman, EVP/General Counsel

Daniel Coman

EVP/General Counsel
Daniel Coman brings over 30 years experience to Republic Bank, with an extensive background in managing and providing professional services at the law firm he founded and as an Equity Partner in an AMLAW 200 firm. Dan has deep expertise and insight into the needs of small and middle market companies, their owners, and other stakeholders. In addition to a law degree and being admitted to the Illinois Bar, Dan is a Registered CPA, a Licensed Real Estate Managing Broker, and holds an MBA from the University of Illinois.

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