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Stephen Ball, the Senior Vice President and Head of Business Banking at Byline Bank, understands the importance of local banking for small business owners. With over 25 years of experience in Business Banking, Stephen has worked with startups as well as companies generating up to $10 million in revenue. His primary objective has always been to bridge the Retail Branch Channel with a dedicated Small Business team, leveraging synergies and teamwork to support customers and colleagues alike.

Stephen prides himself on bringing a genuine approach to banking and sales management. His teams are dedicated and conscientious, taking their responsibilities seriously while maintaining an approachable demeanor. By prioritizing authenticity and memorable experiences, they foster relationships with customers that go beyond traditional selling. Stephen’s mission is to provide comprehensive training, unwavering support, and a nurturing environment for his team and the Retail division, ensuring that hidden agendas have no place in their work. His commitment to follow-up and follow-through is unwavering, and he is always available to anyone at any level.

Outside of his professional endeavors, Stephen actively contributes to the small business community. He serves as an Executive Board Member for the Small Business Advocacy Council and participates on the Funders Panel for the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.