On July 27, my guest will be Michael J. Crooke, from Wells Fargo. Michael is a career commercial banking professional with experience in structured conventional bank financing, real estate finance and cash management for small to middle market private Companies. He relocated to New York City in 2013 where he joined the Wells Fargo Business Banking Group in Manhattan as a Vice President and Senior Relationship Manager. In early 2014, Michael accepted the role of Senior Vice President and Business Banking Manager for Wells Fargo’s New York City and Long Island Business Banking team. In this position, he is responsible for leading a commercial banking team including relationship managers, associates and commercial credit analysts in the acquisition, management, and growth of profitable complex commercial relationships primarily with gross annual revenues over $5,000,000. Michael's territory includes New York City, the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island as well as the entire Long Island market. He maintains strong experience and focus on credit and cash management for operating companies including manufacturing, professional services, wholesale/retail trade, transportation, construction, commercial/investment real estate and healthcare/medical.
Michael began his career in the Raleigh/Durham, North Carolina market as a commercial credit analyst for a regional commercial bank prior to moving to Wells Fargo. He served in various risk/portfolio management and commercial credit roles responsible for underwriting, review and analysis of complex business and real estate credits in the North Carolina market. As a career commercial banker, he has experience that includes management/leadership as the NYC and Long Island market leader as well as commercial relationship management (Senior RM), credit analysis (Credit Analyst and Portfolio Manager) and retail (CSR and Branch Manager).