Michigan Business Connection (MBC) is excited to welcome Chris Dickens as their new Chief Optimization Officer.

Chris Dickens joined MBC in December 2021 as the Chief Optimization Officer with primary responsibilities in leading improvements related to operational efficiency and talent and technology utilization. Chris has over 28 years of financial experience in bank operations, IT, credit, and sales. In 2004 Chris helped to lead the establishment of another Michigan-based MBL CUSO and subsequently worked with many banks throughout the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic in positions of lending and operations leadership.

Bill Beardsley, president of MBC remarked: “I am very pleased to welcome Chris to the MBC senior leadership team. His knowledge of commercial lending operations and CUSOs make him uniquely qualified to recognize our growth, quality, and efficiency improvement opportunities.”

Chris earned a graduate certificate in Banking from the Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin – Madison.