Brandon A. Barr


Chicago, IL

Managing Director

Head of Business Development and Strategy – Asset-Based Lending – CIBC Bank USA

Brandon Barr is Head of Business Development and Strategy for Asset-Based Lending at CIBC Bank USA.  He manages a team of senior business development professionals who work with privately-held or sponsor-backed, middle market companies currently experiencing growth and/or a transition in their business lifecycle. In addition, Brandon provides strategic guidance in designing the group’s marketing strategy and alignment with internal commercial banking teams that partner with asset-based lending.

Brandon has close to 15 years of experience in financial services. He most recently held the role of Market Lead for the Commercial Finance division within the Specialty Finance Unit at CIBC and its predecessor, The PrivateBank. In a prior role, he worked in the Special Assets Group for Bank of America.

Brandon earned his bachelor’s degree in finance/economics from Olivet Nazarene University – where he was a four-year varsity basketball scholar athlete – and his MBA from the Kellstadt Graduate School of Management at DePaul University. He was an active Board member of Breakthrough Urban Ministries in Chicago’s East Garfield Park neighborhood. Brandon lives with his wife and three children in Wheaton, IL and enjoys spending time with his family, coaching basketball, and playing golf.

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