South Florida Business Journal to Recognize Pische and ‘40 Under 40’ Cohort at Award Ceremony August 2nd

 Coral Gables, Fla. – June 26, 2019 – First American Bank today announced that Daniel Pische, senior vice president at the bank’s Coral Gables location, has been named to The South Florida Business Journal’s prestigious ‘40 under 40’ list, which honors business leaders age 40 and under for significant career achievements and contributions to the local community. Pische joins the ranks of some of the most influential professionals across the region, and in multiple industries, including real estate, education, and healthcare. 

“It’s an honor to be recognized as part of the ‘40 Under 40’ list and I am grateful to the South Florida Business Journal team for their support of my dedication to my career,” said Pische. “This award comes on the heels of First American Bank’s recent acquisition of Miami-based Continental National Bank, and we have an aggressive plan moving forward to further expand our footprint in the market.  It is an exciting time for the bank, and for me personally and professionally.”

A graduate of Northern Illinois University, Pische began working at First American Bank’s Chicago headquarters in 2005 as a loan analyst and relationship manager for the not-for-profit and asset-based lending teams. During the 2007 recession, Pische oversaw the bank’s Special Asset Division and helped struggling businesses find stability. Later in his career, Pische began managing the bank’s trade finance customers in South Florida, at which time he noted an opportunity for expansion into the region.

Following the acquisition of the Bank of Coral Gables, in 2016 Pische moved with his family to South Florida to assist with the bank’s expansion alongside Florida Market President Brian Hagan. 

“Dan’s ability to spot opportunities and his willingness to go after them head-on has been a huge part of our success here in South Florida,” said Hagan. “This honor is well-deserved and a testament to the caliber of professionals who comprise the First American Bank team, bringing expertise, leadership and fresh ideas to further our expansion in the region.”

In recent years, Pische has received numerous honors and awards, including earning an impressive appointment to the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Trade Finance Advisory Council, where he works alongside 24 industry experts and advises U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on the best ways to create innovative solutions for small and mid-sized exporters. Pische also received an invitation from U.S. Senator Marco Rubio earlier this year to testify before the United States Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. During the hearing, Pische emphasized support provided by the SBA and EXIM Bank’s export programs and offered a fresh perspective on ways to support small business exporters and improve access to trade finance loans.

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For more than 40 years, First American Bank has been focusing on building long-term relationships with customers through high-quality solutions and exceptional customer service. With services ranging from personal products to commercial banking and wealth management, and assets of more than $5 billion, First American Bank is the largest privately held bank in Illinois with 54 locations throughout Illinois, Wisconsin and Florida, now including an office in Tampa. First American Bank’s size and management philosophy allow the bank to offer clients top-tier financial services tailor-made to support each customer’s goals and potential for growth. First American Bank is a Member FDIC bank.


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