First Business Bank CFO to retire, successor named

Madison, Wis.-based First Business Bank CFO Edward Sloane Jr. will retire next March. 

The bank plans to name current Chief Accounting Officer Brian Spielmann to succeed him. Spielmann is expected to serve as deputy CFO and the CAO until he assumes Sloane Jr.’s current role. 

Spielmann, who joined the bank in 2006, held a variety of financial leadership roles before becoming CAO in 2020. Spielmann received an accounting degree from Bradley University, Peoria, Ill., and his MBA from Edgewood College, Madison. A CPA, Spielmann completed the American Bankers Association Stonier Graduate School of Banking program and holds a Leadership Certificate in Banking from the University of Pennsylvania-The Wharton School, Philadelphia.  

“Brian has an in-depth understanding of our bank, our finance and accounting team, and our strategic vision for continued growth and success, as well as the needs of our internal and external stakeholders,” said President and CEO Corey Chambas. “As a strategic contributor and trusted advisor to me and the entire management team for many years, Brian truly embodies First Business Bank’s commitment to create value by living our values and is ideally suited to serve as our next CFO.”

Sloane Jr., CFO since he joined the company in 2016, has had a four-decade banking career. Previously, he was CFO of Peoples Bancorp, Inc., Marietta, Ohio; and served in a number of roles at WesBanco, Inc., Wheeling, W. Va., including senior vice president of strategic planning. A CPA, Sloane received a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Marshall University, Huntington, W. Va., and a Leadership Certificate from the Graduate School of Banking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.