Russ Plewa

As the Regional Commercial Banking Manager for Bank Mutual, Russ Plewa is responsible for leading the commercial banking teams in both Green Bay and Eau Claire. In addition, Russ also continues his direct commercial banking activities with mid-market companies located throughout Wisconsin. Russ has over 20 years of experience financing growth companies, expansion projects, dividend recaps, and merger and acquisition deals. His expertise spans multiple industries including:

  • Metal fabrication, foundries, forging, and machining.

  • Plastic injection, thermoforming, and blow molding.

  • Distribution and logistics.

  • Technology based businesses such as retail internet, cloud management, and software.

Russ is known for his financial expertise and business acumen. Some notable areas he exceeds in include:

  • Helping clients with closing management buyouts and business acquisitions.

  • Tax-exempt financing in conjunction with plant expansions and business acquisitions.

  • Advising clients with high growth and leverage.

  • Ownership transition with privately held companies using seller paper.

Russ is past President and board member of the Wisconsin Chapter of Midwest Business Brokers and Intermediaries. He also is active in his community as Leader and Advancement Chair of Boy Scout Troop 532. He served as a board member and president of the Marquette University Alumni Association from 2000-2008; and was treasurer and audit committee and executive committee board member for Lakeside Curative Services and board member of Franklin Educational Foundation. Russ earned his bachelor’s degree in finance from Marquette University and his MBA from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. Russ has held his CPA license since 1998.

2600 N. Mayfair Road
Milwaukee, WI 53226
Office Phone: 414-257-8219