Ashley KirchnerVice President - ESOP Finance Group


8750 W. Bryn Mawr Ave.
Suite 1300
Chicago, Illinois 60631


About Ashley Kirchner

Year Joined First Midwest

Joined First Midwest Bank in 2019

College Attended

University of Wisconsin - Madison

Community Involvement

Lakeview Pantry Young Leaders Board Member

Areas Served

Chicago, Nationwide

Ashley Kirchner is a member of First Midwest Bank’s ESOP Finance Group which provides leveraged financing to middle-market companies with owners who, after evaluating transition or exit plan alternatives, have decided to sell their business to their employees through an Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).

Ashley brings years of experience as a commercial lender focused on working with owners and management teams of closely held businesses in developing financing solutions to support ownership transitions, particularly through the use of ESOPs. Post-transition, she values working with clients in the ongoing alignment of their evolving capital needs as employee-owned companies with their strategic and operating needs. She also serves as an educational resource to clients throughout the Bank on the use of ESOPs in ownership transitions.

Ashley earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She is a member of The ESOP Association, National Center for Employee Ownership, and the Ohio Employee Ownership Center.

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