Cole Taylor/McKinley Efforts Spur Additional Job Growth for Ann Arbor

January 30, 2012

ANN ARBOR, MICHIGAN - What started as a quite successful new venture with over 115 new jobs moving to the Ann Arbor area, has already grown to over 130 staff members and 30 open positions in a very short span of time.

As announced in November, Cole Taylor Bank's mortgage division led by Willie Newman, successful local entrepreneur, opened its operation in 28,000 square feet of space in the Northeast Corporate Center at 2350 Green Road in Ann Arbor. A recent announcement (attached) from Taylor Capital and Cole Taylor Mortgage indicates their mortgage banking revenue grew 42.9% during 2011.

"We are thrilled and excited with our progress in Ann Arbor and the jobs we are creating locally," said Willie Newman in a meeting between Newman and McKinley's CEO Albert M. Berriz.

Berriz commented, "Willie is a proven player and a close friend, and it was very important to him that the jobs he would be creating would benefit his home town. It's amazing to see what Willie has done in such a short period of time."

Cole Taylor is actively seeking 30 new team members at its Ann Arbor headquarters at this time. Please visit, and then click on the link under Join Our Team.

For more information regarding Cole Taylor Mortgage please contact Willie Newman at (734) 926-2400. For more information about McKinley please contact Albert M. Berriz at (734) 769-8520 ext.265.