David A. Dykstra

DAVID A. DYKSTRA has held the position of Chief Financial Officer
since 1995 and Chief Operating officer since 2002. He also
currently serves as the Company’s Secretary and Treasurer. He
oversees all of the financial affairs of Wintrust Financial
Corporation, including internal and external financial reporting,
capital planning, merger and acquisition planning, and other
corporate financial matters. Mr. Dykstra is a Director of a
number of the Company’s subsidiaries. Prior to this position,
from 1990 to 1995, Mr. Dykstra was employed by River Forest
Bancorp, Inc. in Chicago. He served as that company’s Senior Vice
President and Chief Financial Officer from 1992 to 1995 and as
the Vice President and Chief Accounting Officer from 1990 to
1992. Before joining River Forest Bancorp, Inc., Mr. Dykstra
served seven years with KPMG LLP, most recently holding the
position of Audit Manager in the Financial Institutions practice
of the firm. Mr. Dykstra, a graduate of Drake University, is also
a Certified Public Accountant. He and his family are residents of
Lake Villa, Illinois. He is active in community affairs.

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