Kimberly Merchant is a Managing Director at BMO Financial Group in Chicago, IL. She leads the portfolio management team for the Illinois commercial banking market. In her tenure at BMO, she was also a relationship manager in BMO Sponsor Finance and an analyst in BMO Capital Markets. Prior to that, she was with Citigroup’s Corporate Investment Bank.

Ms. Merchant earned an MBA from The University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in Economics from The University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). She is a CFA charterholder. She resides in the West Loop with her husband and two young children.