Mark F. Furlong
Chief Executive Officer, BMO Harris Bank, N.A.
Mark Furlong is the Chief Executive Officer of BMO Harris Bank, N.A. He assumed the role upon the close of the acquisition of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation by BMO Financial Group, July 5, 2011.
BMO Harris Bank, N.A., headquartered in Chicago, is part of Toronto-based BMO Financial Group, one of North America’s leading financial services providers serving personal and commercial customers throughout the Midwest, Arizona and Florida.
Mr. Furlong joined Marshall & Ilsley Corporation in 2001 as Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer. He was elected President, M&I Marshall & Ilsley Bank, in July 2004, President of Marshall & Ilsley Corporation in April 2005, Chief Executive Officer in 2007 and Chairman in 2010.
Prior to joining M&I, Mr. Furlong was Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer, of Old Kent Financial Corp., First Vice President, Corporate Development, for H. F. Ahmanson & Company, was a partner for Deloitte & Touche, and senior manager for KPMG Peat Marwick.
Mr. Furlong is a Chair of Chicago United and LEAP Innovations, a member of the Board of Directors of Kforce Professional Staffing, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and World Business Chicago. He is also a member of the Trustees Committee of the Chicago Community Trust, Neighborhood Housing Services of Chicago, and the Civic Committee of the Commercial Club of Chicago. His (most recent) past involvements include the Board of Directors of United Way of Greater Milwaukee, Wisconsin Manufacturers and Commerce, Froedtert Health, the United Performing Arts Fund, Junior Achievement of Wisconsin, where he served as Chair from 2007-2009, and Schools that Can Milwaukee, of which he is the immediate past Chair.
Mr. Furlong earned a bachelor science degree in accounting from Southern Illinois University.