John Ross Joins UpField Group as Managing Director, Focused on Financial Diligence Services

John Ross Joins UpField Group as Managing Director, Focused on Financial Diligence Services

Chicago, IL – May 12, 2020 — UpField Group, LLC (“UpField”), a Strategy and Financial consulting firm, announced that John Ross has joined the firm as Managing Director — focused on lender due-diligence and specializing in providing collateral exams, desktop reviews, portfolio reviews and quality of earnings reports for commercial banks and non-bank lenders in their Commercial, Corporate, and Asset-based Groups. Prior to joining UpField, Mr. Ross served as a senior executive in the banking industry; most recently with Customers Bank, an $11B regional bank located on the east coast, where he led portfolio expansion in the Midwest.
Prior to, and currently in the midst of COVID 19, Mr. Ross has drawn upon his experience and expertise to advise small to medium-sized lenders with their portfolio needs.

Chad Ward, Managing Partner at UpField, said, “We are excited to welcome John to the UpField team. John brings 25+ years of experience as a financial and strategic leader, and has overseen all aspects of the lending process, restructurings, and financing for businesses both large and small, ranging in size from $5M to $250M. He will help us continue our focus on adding value to our clients, and specifically help us build our lender due diligence division.”

Mr. Ross added, “I am thrilled to work with the UpField team and look forward to what the future holds. In the midst of our country’s current economic conditions, it is a unique time to be in this industry, and I am excited for the opportunity to help lenders and businesses through these times.” Mr. Ross has been a senior banker for the past 25+ years and has an impeccable career resume. Most notably, Mr. Ross has served in senior leadership roles for Cole Taylor Bank, Bridge Finance Group, U.S. Bank, Associated Bank, and Customers Bank, respectively.

In November of 2019 UpField Group launched a new division; UpField Financial. With the recent growth of the division and the market’s positive response to the services UpField has provided, the partners at UpField began a search for an experienced financial leader to join the firm, and are now incredibly excited to welcome John to the team.

UpField Group, LLC, – a Midwest-based strategy and financial consulting firm with offices in Chicago, Peoria and Columbus, OH was founded in 2014. UpField Group’s mission is to add value and help clients grow by providing strategy and finance advisory services. UPFIELD FINANCIAL is a multi-faceted division of UpField that brings decades of financial expertise and experience to the market. Rooted in financial advisory services, UpField Financial provides a wide array of services to both private and public companies while helping clients in the banking, private equity, and corporate finance industries attain successful outcomes.

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Chad Ward
Managing Partner
UpField Group

John Ross
Managing Director
UpField Group

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