Michael T. Harris II.

Managing Director

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Michael Harris, Managing Director within the Construction & Engineering Division at CIBC Bank USA, has eighteen years of Construction Industry Experience.   Michael operated in both a portfolio management capacity and relationship manager role during his six and half-year tenure with Fifth Third Bank’s Construction Lending Division.  In September of 2013 he joined CIBC in his current capacity. 

Prior to banking, Michael was with CNA Surety as an underwriting consultant, working directly with national construction firms and managing insurance agency relationships. He has worked with local middle market and large national contractors, providing an array of financial services and consultative advice with regard to as respects loan structure, liquidity solutions, M&A both on the buy and sell side, new market penetration and strategic partnerships. 

Michael is active in the Chicago Chapter of the Construction Financial Management Association, Chicago Building Congress and Surety Association of America.  Michael sits on the Illinois Road and Transportation Builders Association Board, the Becoming A Man Advisory Council as well as the HFS Scholars Board and is a member of the Flossmoor Community Relations Commission. Michael recently completed the Leadership Greater Chicago program and is a current fellow.  He graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a Bachelor’s Degree in Finance.