First Business Financial Services, Inc.
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Rick Hearden Named President – Northeast Wisconsin Market

Experienced Green Bay native devoted to Wisconsin business growth

By - Sep 5th, 2017 10:58 am
Rick Hearden. Photo courtesy of First Business Financial Services, Inc.

Rick Hearden. Photo courtesy of First Business Financial Services, Inc.

APPLETON, Wis. – Sept. 5, 2017 – First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) today announces that Rick Hearden was hired as President – Northeast Wisconsin Market of First Business Bank.

“I’m thrilled that Rick is heading up our growing team in Northeast Wisconsin,” says Mark Meloy, CEO of First Business Bank. “I’ve known Rick since the early 90s when we were both bankers in Green Bay, and his reputation as a diligent, down-to-earth leader fits right in with First Business. He’s joining us at an exciting time as we embark on expanding our presence in the area.”

Previously, Hearden was a Senior Vice President, Commercial Banking Manager – Wisconsin Market for Ohio-based Huntington Bank. He has more than 20 years of banking experience all in Northeast Wisconsin. He is also an active community leader, and this year is celebrating 10 years of helping Brown County United Way in its efforts to help the people of Northeast Wisconsin.

A graduate of St. Norbert College, Hearden also has a Master’s of Business Administration from the University of Notre Dame, Mendoza College of Business.

“I am proud and excited to help the business owners of Northeast Wisconsin achieve their goals in this competitive market. I believe in Wisconsin and in the way First Business does things differently — it’s motivating to be a part of a company that really cares about its clients and employees.”

Rick is based in our Appleton office, and welcomes clients to contact him at (920) 734-1800. 

About First Business
First Business Financial Services, Inc. (Nasdaq: FBIZ) is a bank holding company and parent of First Business Bank, and is focused on the unique needs of businesses, business executives, and high net worth individuals. First Business offers commercial banking, specialty finance, company retirement plans, and private wealth management solutions, and through its niche focus, is able to provide its clients with unmatched expertise, accessibility, and responsiveness.

Member FDIC, First Business’s corporate headquarters are at 401 Charmany Drive in Madison, WI. For additional information, visit or call 608-238-8008.

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