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Ed O’Leary

Ed O’Leary

ABA Banking Journal Contributing Editor Ed O'Leary, a veteran lender and workout expert, spent more than 40 years in bank commercial credit and related functions, working with both major banks as well as community banking institutions. He earned his workout spurs in the dark days of the 1980s and early 1990s in both oil patch and commercial real estate lending. O'Leary began his banking career at The Bank of New York in 1964, and worked at banks in Florida, Texas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico. He served as a faculty member and thesis advisor at ABA's Stonier Graduate School of Banking for more than two decades, and served as long as a faculty member for ABA's undergraduate and graduate commercial lending schools. Today he works as a consultant and expert witness, and serves as instructor for ABA e-learning courses and has been a frequent speaker in ABA's Bank Director Telephone Briefing series. You can e-mail him at etoleary@att.net. O'Leary's website can be found at www.etoleary.com.

Creative business can’t allow itself to be rendered innocuous
Many credit departments lack muscle and skills necessary to support sound growth
Add this essential to traditional five Cs
Post-crisis mud continues its cling
The ax is not always the answer
Do you have the conviction in community banking to rethink and rebuild?
Will the leaders and the lenders be right for the jobs?
Part 1 of a two-part series. It seems a mystery at times why some get fired and others prosper.
Part 2 of a two-part series looks at corporate culture and personal behavior
Story of a choice that may be reenacted many places before long. Is it healthy?
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