Wintrust is a financial services company based in Rosemont, Illinois. Through our family of more than 175 community bank locations, and related companies and divisions, we offer:

  • Commercial and community banking services
  • Commercial Real Estate and Equipment finance
  • Institutional trust and custody services
  • Insurance premium financing
  • Mortgage origination
  • Specialty niche groups including: SBA Lending, Construction & Engineering, Franchise Finance, ESOP Owned Companies and Government & Non-Profit.

Wintrust provides customer-oriented, personal and commercial banking services to communities in and around Chicago, southern Wisconsin, northwest Indiana and the South Florida markets. Our banks go above and beyond banking solutions to be assets to the communities we serve. We host financial education courses, hold community events, and throw neighborhood cookouts.  We believe in supporting our local communities by sitting on local boards, getting involved with local organizations, and sponsoring local events.

As a company that was built in the Chicago area to support the Chicago area, we know what it takes to run and grow a business here.  We also know that no two businesses are the same – each has a unique journey, a unique mission, a unique set of needs.  That is where we come in.  We are prepared to guide you towards the solutions that will help you reach your goals.

Today, Wintrust is proud to be known as “Chicago’s Bank”.

Meet Our Partners

Matthew Hammer – Group Senior Vice President, Division Manager, Wintrust Commercial Banking

Matt is a Group Senior Vice President & Division Manager in Wintrust’s Commercial Bank managing Chicago based middle market privately held businesses.  Matt has 21 years of commercial banking experience, including helping lead Wintrust’s growth since 2013 with a diverse experience with manufacturing, distribution and service companies.

Matt has a Bachelor Degree from Purdue University, Krannert School of Management with focus in Finance and Marketing.  Matt is an Evans Scholar alum and active various leadership positions within the Western Golf Association and Purdue University Chapter.  Prior to joining Wintrust in 2013, Matt worked for LaSalle Bank and its successor Bank of America for 10 years.


Dawn Mase – Senior Vice President, Wintrust Commercial Banking

Dawn is a Senior Vice President in Wintrust’s Commercial Bank where she serves as relationship manager identifying and developing new client relationships and providing comprehensive solutions to existing client relationships. Dawn has over 25 years of commercial banking experience in cash flow and collateralized lending, primarily to privately held companies covering a broad spectrum of industries. She has experience in many areas including financing, domestic and international treasury management, investment management, trade and FX, asset-based lending, equipment finance, derivatives as well as syndicated finance.

Dawn earned a bachelor’s degree in business from Illinois State University with a focus in finance. She has been actively involved in mentoring young bankers throughout her career. Prior to Wintrust, she worked for JPMorgan Chase within their capital markets group. She specialized in syndicated finance and private placements and was Series 7 licensed.