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John M. Barkidjija has served as Executive Vice President and Head of Commercial Real Estate and Specialty Finance of Byline since January 2019. Previously, John was Senior Vice President, Group Head, Commercial Real Estate, at Byline.

Prior to joining Byline in 2014, John served as a consultant and Chief Credit Officer at Bridgeview Bank, a Principal with Mbark Financial, LLC, Executive Vice President – Asset Management and Special Asset Consultant at ST Residential, LLC, as well as various commercial real estate lending positions culminating in Executive Vice President and Chief Credit Risk Officer at Corus Bank, N.A. Prior to his career in banking, John also practiced corporate law at Christy & Viener and Jones & Blouch. John received a bachelor’s degree in English literature from Columbia University’s Columbia College, a Juris Doctor degree from New York University School of Law and an MBA with honors from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.