TROY — Talmer Bancorp Inc. has named 30-year financial veteran Michael Maher as executive managing director and chief financial officer of mortgage banking. Maher will play a leadership role in Talmer’s mortgage business and in integrating the mortgage banking businesses at both Talmer Bank and recently acquired First Place Bank.
Maher joins Talmer from Flagstar Bancorp, where he served as executive vice president and director of mortgage banking servicing and operations. During his tenure at Flagstar, he directed the bank’s mortgage loan origination processing units and its residential mortgage loan servicing operations. Previously, he held a variety of senior executive positions in finance, risk management and operations at CitiMortgage and its predecessor firms, ABN AMRO Mortgage, LaSalle Bank, and Standard Federal Bank.
“Michael Maher brings decades of financial, banking and management expertise to Talmer Bank,” said David Provost, chairman, president, and CEO of Talmer Bank and Trust. “His exceptional finance and operations expertise in mortgage banking will help Talmer enhance this strategically important business line by improving our financial operations and controls, upgrading our technology platform, and ensuring compliance in the increasingly complex regulatory environment.”
As a resident of Michigan, Maher also has been involved with numerous business and civic associations, including the March of Dimes, Lighthouse Emergency Services, Habitat for Humanity, and Cornerstone Schools.