Laurence is an experienced business development and relationship management professional who combines over 25 years of commercial banking working with Chicago based middle market businesses with experience as the Chief Financial Officer for several middle market enterprises. Mr. Barr leverages this background as he works as part of the business development team at Kinsella Group. In this key role, he is responsible for seeking new business opportunities along with fostering ongoing relationships with established strategic partners, private equity firms and existing clients. He is also a primary contributor in the development of strategic initiatives that help increase knowledge and understanding, throughout the marketplace, of the services and benefits provided by Kinsella Group.
Mr. Barr has extensive experience in commercial banking in Chicago, having held key positions at well-known institutions, including MB Financial Bank, Fifth Third Bank and The Bank of Montreal, with responsibility for middle market corporate relationships defined as companies with revenue between $20 and $200 million. During this period in his career, he has had consistent success in managing teams, business development, lending, risk management analysis, deal structuring and due diligence to enhance decision making and ensure profitable results to identify and capitalize on opportunities to deliver optimal return.
Mr. Barr is active in organizations such as the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), Turnaround Management Association (TMA) and Midwest Business Brokers & Intermediaries (MBBI). He is also active in his local community, where he serves as the President for the Deerfield based Coho Swim Club.