C. Brant Ahrens

C. Brant Ahrens
C. Brant Ahrens
Brant Ahrens is President, Retail and Digital Banking for CIBC. He oversees retail, small business and mortgage banking, CRA strategy and community development and correspondent banking. He also leads the marketing and communications groups. Ahrens serves on the CIBC U.S. Region Executive Committee.

Ahrens most recently served as President, Personal Client Services, for The PrivateBank, which was acquired by CIBC in June 2017. Prior to joining The PrivateBank in October 2007, Ahrens was Group Senior Vice President and head of LaSalle Bank’s Financial Institutions Group. In this capacity, Ahrens covered mid and small cap banks on a national basis primarily providing acquisition financing, cash management and capital markets solutions. Having spent his entire 15 year career at LaSalle Bank, he has also had experience in risk management, strategic development and was head of International Corporate Banking. He joined The PrivateBank as Chief Strategy Officer, later added the role of Chief Marketing Officer and served as Chief Operating Officer from October 2009 to February 2012.

Ahrens is on the Board of Directors for the Illinois Bankers Association, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago Foundation, Brain Research Foundation and Operation HOPE. He holds a bachelor’s degree in finance from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.