Harris, a member of BMO Financial Group, has appointed Randall Raup as its new senior vice president and head of retail lending.

Mr Raup will be responsible for leading a team of professionals to deliver Harris’ retail credit lending products and services, including mortgage, home equity, and consumer loans. He will be based out of Harris’ consumer lending center in Rolling Meadows.

A 23-year veteran of the banking industry, Raup has served in leadership roles at HSBC, Household International, and KPMG, LLP. As head of Harris’ Retail Lending, Raup will be responsible for driving profitable direct consumer credit growth through business development, effective risk management, strategic market initiatives and exemplary customer service.

Chris McComish, head of personal banking at Harris, said; “Randy is an asset to our leadership team. His long track record of success coupled with his proven expertise in leading teams of skilled individuals position him strongly to execute our customer-focused strategy of providing simplicity, guidance and financial know-how.”