James E. Staruck

Jim Staruck is the President and Chief Executive Officer of GreatBanc Trust Company. Mr. Staruck has served as GreatBanc’s President since late 2010 and as its CEO since 2013. He joined GreatBanc as a Vice President in early 2004.

Mr. Staruck has enjoyed building a dynamic team at GreatBanc which has enabled it to expand its presence and elevate its brand within the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) community. He has extensive experience counseling clients on numerous issues regarding their ESOPs. Mr. Staruck has co-authored multiple articles on the fiduciary duties of trustees.

Prior to joining GreatBanc, Mr. Staruck practiced law at a large Chicago law firm. He focused on mergers and acquisitions, including acquisitions and sales of privately held companies by ESOPs, debt and equity financings and general corporate law.

Mr. Staruck received a Juris Doctor from the DePaul University College of Law, and a master of business administration, with an emphasis in finance, from DePaul University’s Kellstadt Graduate School of Business.


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