Michael D. Sharkey, President, MB Business Capital, is responsible for the asset based lending division of MB Financial. With 40 years of experience in financial services, he oversees a nationwide market with regional offices in the United States and Canada.
From July 2008 until the merger with MB in 2014, Sharkey was president of Cole Taylor Business Capital and executive vice president, asset based lending.
Prior to that, he was president and CEO of LaSalle Business Credit, where he helped build the group into the fifth largest asset based lending company in the United States. During his tenure at LaSalle, he also served as executive vice president for LaSalle Bank and ABN Amro. Sharkey began his career in financial services with GE Capital as a field examiner and loan officer, and moved on to Manufacturers Hanover Commercial Corporation where he served as senior loan officer. From there, he joined and within four years became president of StanChart Business Credit, which was ultimately acquired by LaSalle Bank.
Sharkey is a permanent member of the Executive Committee of the Commercial Finance Association, as well as past president and chairman of that organization. He is also past president of the American Brain Tumor Association.
Sharkey is a graduate of Rutgers University and J. L. Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.